Interact is a service and social club for young people, ages 14-18. The first Interact club was founded on October 28, 1962. Today, there are more than 6,000 clubs around the world, each sponsored by a Rotary club. While the Rotary club provides guidance and inspiration, the youth clubs are self-governing and self-supporting, giving members a chance to develop a range of leadership skills while learning the value of teamwork. Interact stands for international interaction. International because Interact clubs exist in some 100 countries. Action because Interactors are doers who want to solve problems and improve the quality of life--in their own community and around the world. The Lamphere Interact club carries out at least two service projects per year, as instructed by the national club guidelines. Some of our school and community related service projects include hosting an Ice-Cream Social to welcome new students, providing Thanksgiving gift baskets to two deserving families in Madison Heights. volunteering at the Capucchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, and serving a barbecue style lunch in appreciation of Lamphere's teachers. Our international service projects include sponsoring an orphaned child living in Mexico and raising funds for Polio Plus through holiday flower sales and car washes. Lamphere Interactors attend at least two Rotary meetings per year and work together to help the Rotarians with some of their service projects including gift giving for Madison Heights families at Christmas time and raising scholarship money at the Rotary Spaghetti Dinner.