Multiple Rotary clubs from Delaware and Maryland District 7630 joined Rotary District Gov. Richard Graves, of Centreville, Maryland, university officials and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen to welcome the induction of more than 50 members and officers of inaugural Rotaract and Interact clubs at Delaware State University’s Early College High School on March 16.

Interact derives its name created by Rotary International, from the words “international” and “action,” reflecting the nature of an organization that exists in 177 countries and promotes active service at more than 8,600 clubs worldwide. Interact provides youthful enthusiasm and energetic service, where students interact with various levels of society, including schools, community, state, nation and globally to assist others in need.

Rotaract is a club for ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out. Rotaract helps members with leadership skills, career development, community and international service and the development of friends.

“Rotaractors and Interactors are true ‘partners in service’ and key members of the Rotary family, who work hand in hand with Rotarians,” said Ted Henderson, president of Dover Capital City Rotary.