ABOUT

Each year, Interact District 5170 dedicates itself to one International and one Community Project. In order to raise money toward’s the International Project, the 13 Areas as well as the individual Interact clubs hold fundraisers and other awareness events. The Community Project focuses on creating local service opportunities that revolve around the project’s theme.

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2022

2021

2021-2022 RECAP

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ABOUT RISE

RISE (Resilience In Survivors Everywhere), the Intermunity Project for the 2021-2022 school year, is focused on providing support for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and child labor. Interact 5170 has partnered with Her Future Coalition and YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley to fulfill our goal for the school year — to raise $75,000 and serve 50,000 hours. From our fundraising, we will fund a new computer lab in a resource center in Kolkata, India and provide shelter and sustenance for survivors. Every dollar you donate will leave a tremendous impact on survivors everywhere. Through education, engagement, and empowerment WE will rise up to the challenge and help end the cycle of violence.

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Destiny District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2021  

2020

2020-2021 RECAP

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Adrianne Zhou

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Yemen Humanitarian crisis has left over 20 million to face food insecurity. 70% of people do not know when their next meal will be and many are enduring the effects of poor sanitation, infectious diseases, and a lack of potable water. Famine broke out amongst the country as a result of the Yemen Civil War. Persisting conflict, rising food prices, reduced labor opportunities, and plummeting wages have all contributed to this food crisis. Many households are relying on emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs.

COMMUNITY PROJECT

Lead By Helen Hu

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Yemen Humanitarian crisis has left over 20 million to face food insecurity. 70% of people do not know when their next meal will be and many are enduring the effects of poor sanitation, infectious diseases, and a lack of potable water. Famine broke out amongst the country as a result of the Yemen Civil War. Persisting conflict, rising food prices, reduced labor opportunities, and plummeting wages have all contributed to this food crisis. Many households are relying on emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs.

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Destiny District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2020

2019

2019-2020 RECAP

District SunriseDistrict Sunset
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Fall Leadership Conference

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Kayla Wong

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Valerie Fu

Total District Statistics

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Daylight District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2019

2018

2018-2019 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Issabella Romo

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Yemen Humanitarian crisis has left over 20 million to face food insecurity. 70% of people do not know when their next meal will be and many are enduring the effects of poor sanitation, infectious diseases, and a lack of potable water. Famine broke out amongst the country as a result of the Yemen Civil War. Persisting conflict, rising food prices, reduced labor opportunities, and plummeting wages have all contributed to this food crisis. Many households are relying on emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs.

 

LOCAL PROJECT

 

Lead By Cristina Phan

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Yemen Humanitarian crisis has left over 20 million to face food insecurity. 70% of people do not know when their next meal will be and many are enduring the effects of poor sanitation, infectious diseases, and a lack of potable water. Famine broke out amongst the country as a result of the Yemen Civil War. Persisting conflict, rising food prices, reduced labor opportunities, and plummeting wages have all contributed to this food crisis. Many households are relying on emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs.

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Dimensional District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2018

2017

2018-2019 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Alexander Torres & Tsegenet Awoke

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Yemen Humanitarian crisis has left over 20 million to face food insecurity. 70% of people do not know when their next meal will be and many are enduring the effects of poor sanitation, infectious diseases, and a lack of potable water. Famine broke out amongst the country as a result of the Yemen Civil War. Persisting conflict, rising food prices, reduced labor opportunities, and plummeting wages have all contributed to this food crisis. Many households are relying on emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs.

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Service Hours
0
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Dawning District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2017

2016

2018-2019 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Misaki Otani

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Syrian Refugee crisis, the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time. Driven out of their home country Syria, men, women and children are forced out of their homes due to outbreak of civil war and conflict. In search for a new home, Syrian Refugees try their best to rebuild their lives that has been shattered. Yet they run into many obstacles along the way which lead to high numbers of deaths, separation of families, and loss of hope.

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Rosabel Wu

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

We are going to recognize the importance our value and self-worth by expanding on the idea of service. Spreading awareness on mental health, accepting our own flaws, loving ourselves, and being there for a friend, are all ways that Interact will expand on service. And only with that, will we be able to fully serve those with disorders such as Autism, Asperger’s, Down Syndrome, and more. The Bay Area accounts for over 20% of these disorders in CA. The millions who are diagnosed with these disorders and disabilities are 28 times more likely to go through depression than their nondisabled peers. Together, we will break the stigma, the wall, that society has surrounded these disorders with by providing them with HOPE: Harmony, Opportunity, Positivity, Everlasting Support.

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Dimensional District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2016

2015

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Kitty Hu

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

The Syrian Refugee crisis, the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time. Driven out of their home country Syria, men, women and children are forced out of their homes due to outbreak of civil war and conflict. In search for a new home, Syrian Refugees try their best to rebuild their lives that has been shattered. Yet they run into many obstacles along the way which lead to high numbers of deaths, separation of families, and loss of hope.

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Caren Zeng

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

100 million people are homeless worldwide, 3.5 million in the United States. There is a very clear stigma surrounding homelessness: “The homeless are all lazy, insane, violent drug addicts.” Data does not support this stigma, yet this blanket thought prevents homeless people from receiving the adequate care they need and deserve, leaving millions trapped in the chronic cycle of homelessness.

HOW WE HELPED

In the year, our district helped to deconstruct this stigma and permeate our community with compassion and love, creating a safe space that all homeless people can call home. We accomplished this through three rays of hope:

BREAKING THE STIGMA through educating ourselves and our community. Attending info sessions to learn the facts about homelessness and what those facts mean for these people in our community, and speaking at Charity Dinners, Benefit shows, school events, service events, etc to start a ripple effect.

PREVENT HOMELESSNESS by providing homes and opportunities for low income families. With the organization Habitat for Humanity, as a district we aimed to construct two homes and volunteer at stores for low-income families called Restores.

AID THOSE IN NEED by volunteering at homeless shelters and soup kitchens, collecting and donating clothes, food, necessities, holding coin drives, distributing care packages,and more.

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Divergent District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2015

2014

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Elizabeth Hoang

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

We are lucky to have a place we call home. However, for the 3 billion people in the world who live on less than $2.50 per day, they don’t have the things we all may take for granted. Interact District 5170, we can change this. We are the agents to eradicating poverty. This is why we’ve partnered up with Free the Children and their Adopt a Village Program. We can help break the cycle of poverty in the Kenya’s Mwangaza community, a village that has had a history of drought and famine, most recently suffering from both in 2007 and 2011.

HOW WE HELPED

We fundraised a total of $141,000 and provided numerous community clinics, first aid training, health clubs, women’s empowerment groups, income generation projects that will jump-start business, and so many more in Kenya. As a result, Kenyan families will finally be able to sustain their lives at home and say “Home Sweet Home.

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Daniel Chan

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

Open Heart, Open Arms is our Community Project for the 2014-2015 year. Together, we as Interactors will empower the youth towards individual and academic success by way of three pillars: FOOD, EDUCATION, and FELLOWSHIP. 16 million children in America struggle with hunger, 1 in 4 children grow up not knowing how to read, and 77% of students are bullied physically or verbally. Interactors will do something to help students to succeed and stop bullying. The hourly goal for 2014-2015 is set at 85,000 hours dedicated to serving our communities district wide.

HOW WE HELPED

Interactors built a strong foundation for children by fulfilling the basic needs of food, nurture children through tutoring programs, and simply being a friend. This is how Interact helped stop bullying and make sure every child has access to education.

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Dynamo District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2014

2013

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Mariko Stenstedt

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

We live in a world dependent on fossil fuel usage. Fossil fuels, however, are not only hazardous causing pollution and global warming, but they are limited: we will run out within the next couple of decades. Our goal with our 2013-2014 International Project, The Answer is the Sun, is to provide people in third world countries with solar technologies so that they can avoid fossil fuel usage and leapfrog directly to solar. Working with Trust in Education, Interact plans on sending 5,170 solar cookits (ovens), each one stamped with the District 5170 logo, to refugee families in Afghanistan. It cost $15 to send a cookit and a Wapi, which a water pasteurizer, to Afghanistan. $15 for us, yet a good 40 cents a day are saved for these families who are trying to get by on a daily budget of $1 or less. Not only are we giving them the tools for a sustainable, cheaper form of energy but we are also saving the families in Afghanistan from the hazardous effects of the wood fires which they currently use to cook. 2 million deaths a year are caused by smoke inhalation, mainly women and children. We are putting a new twist on the International Project. Every Interactor will have a chance to create these cookits, the exact ones which we are sending to Afghanistan, at one of the multiple building workshops which we will have throughout the year. Hopefully, with the hands on element, Interactors will understand the importance and the value of the gift which we are sending. $77,550. 5,170 cookits.

HOW WE HELPED

From 2013 – 2014 we have accomplished many things with this project. By holding various fundraisers, Interactors from across the district understood the importance of coming together for this crucial cause. Throughout the year, Interactors were also lucky to be able to participate in cook-it building workshops in which they were able to work hands-on with The Answer is the Sun. We raised over $90,000 and sent over 6000 cookits to Afghanistan! Congratulations District 5170!

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Eleanor Mount & Wendy Gao

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

For this upcoming year, Interactors will take on the Community Project HEART. HEART stands for, “Hope, Empowerment, Through our Hearts.” One of the purposes of the 2013-2014 project HEART is to dive deeper into Interact and Rotary International’s motto “Service above Self” and to spread hope and empowerment to the unique, resonating issues Interactors are compelled to act towards in their communities. Not only that, Interactors will be encouraged to discover and pursue causes they are passionate about in their community. The events will be dynamic, and will unify all of the clubs in the District as one family with one goal: service. The hourly goal for 2013-2014 is set at 75,000 hours dedicated to serving our communities district wide.

HOW WE HELPED

HEART’s mission is to ultimately empower and deliver hope to Interactors as well as those in their individual communities within District 5170. Interactors will be encouraged to not only recognize their altruistic sides but also to embrace an altruistic nature that will influence actions and decisions. Through this, Interactors are inspired to tackle existing issues that hit our communities at home.

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Dauntless District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2013

2012

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Lead By Ben Shea & Jamie Lam

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

We live in a world dependent on fossil fuel usage. Fossil fuels, however, are not only hazardous causing pollution and global warming, but they are limited: we will run out within the next couple of decades. Our goal with our 2013-2014 International Project, The Answer is the Sun, is to provide people in third world countries with solar technologies so that they can avoid fossil fuel usage and leapfrog directly to solar. Working with Trust in Education, Interact plans on sending 5,170 solar cookits (ovens), each one stamped with the District 5170 logo, to refugee families in Afghanistan. It cost $15 to send a cookit and a Wapi, which a water pasteurizer, to Afghanistan. $15 for us, yet a good 40 cents a day are saved for these families who are trying to get by on a daily budget of $1 or less. Not only are we giving them the tools for a sustainable, cheaper form of energy but we are also saving the families in Afghanistan from the hazardous effects of the wood fires which they currently use to cook. 2 million deaths a year are caused by smoke inhalation, mainly women and children. We are putting a new twist on the International Project. Every Interactor will have a chance to create these cookits, the exact ones which we are sending to Afghanistan, at one of the multiple building workshops which we will have throughout the year. Hopefully, with the hands on element, Interactors will understand the importance and the value of the gift which we are sending. $77,550. 5,170 cookits.

HOW WE HELPED

From 2013 – 2014 we have accomplished many things with this project. By holding various fundraisers, Interactors from across the district understood the importance of coming together for this crucial cause. Throughout the year, Interactors were also lucky to be able to participate in cook-it building workshops in which they were able to work hands-on with The Answer is the Sun. We raised over $90,000 and sent over 6000 cookits to Afghanistan! Congratulations District 5170!

LOCAL PROJECT

Lead By Chris Meszaros & Emily Le

THE PROBLEM AT HAND

For this upcoming year, Interactors will take on the Community Project HEART. HEART stands for, “Hope, Empowerment, Through our Hearts.” One of the purposes of the 2013-2014 project HEART is to dive deeper into Interact and Rotary International’s motto “Service above Self” and to spread hope and empowerment to the unique, resonating issues Interactors are compelled to act towards in their communities. Not only that, Interactors will be encouraged to discover and pursue causes they are passionate about in their community. The events will be dynamic, and will unify all of the clubs in the District as one family with one goal: service. The hourly goal for 2013-2014 is set at 75,000 hours dedicated to serving our communities district wide.

HOW WE HELPED

HEART’s mission is to ultimately empower and deliver hope to Interactors as well as those in their individual communities within District 5170. Interactors will be encouraged to not only recognize their altruistic sides but also to embrace an altruistic nature that will influence actions and decisions. Through this, Interactors are inspired to tackle existing issues that hit our communities at home.

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Dollars Raised

Dauntless District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2012

2011

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Free the Youth was the 2011-2012 International Project for District 5170. The proceeds went to two organizations: Mary’s Meals and Firelight Foundation. Mary’s Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Firelight Foundation’s mission is to improve the well being of children who are vulnerable to HIV, AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Firelight mainly works with grass root organizations that help families and communities meet the needs of their children. This year we raised the most from ever before of $120,000 for the project.

HOW WE HELPED

Mary’s Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Mary’s Meals was started in 2002 as a school feeding program for students with insufficient amounts of food, but it quickly grew and today it serves over 790,000 hungry children in impoverished areas of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America.

LOCAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Our goal and vision for the second year of the Community Project was to build upon the campaigns we had already begun last year while branching out into new avenues of service, such as improving the environment. We gained 51,000 active members who recurrently attended events and meetings and contributed at least 12 hours of service per semester. Overall, we accomplished 75,000 hours of community service hours, donated 30,000 pounds of food, and reduced 2,000 pounds of trash.

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Dashing District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2011

2010

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Shelterbox was the 2010-2011 International Project for District 5170. Our Interactors chose to support ShelterBox after the iconic green box was unveiled at our annual Fall Leadership Conference, where more than 1700 students filled a gymnasium. Our district, made of 13 areas and 97 clubs, hosted a variety of events that benefited ShelterBox—from talent shows and movie nights to bake sales, ice cream socials and even creating t-shirts. ShelterBox has given every single Interactor in Interact 5170 the opportunity to give hope and aid to those who need it most. We have been able to literally ‘build communities’ overseas and ‘bridge continents’ with the two greatest gifts of all—Interact love and a ShelterBox. Our interact family raised over $102,000 for this project.

WHAT IS SHELTERBOX?

Shelterbox constantly delivers assistance to those who need shelter including those in natural disasters. Each green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value.

For more information about Shelterbox please visit: http://www.shelterboxusa.org/index.php

LOCAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Over 16,000 children die from hunger related diseases daily. 1 out of 4 people in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are at risk for hunger (which is a very high ratio considering that the national average is 1 out of 6 people). Every year, over 36 million meals are distributed to those in need in our district. Without food, children cannot learn and adults cannot perform their jobs as they become at higher risk for death and health problems. Not only is hunger considered the second biggest problem next to poverty, but it is also a large uniting problem within all of our areas.

HOW WE HELPED

For the 2010-2011 school year, Interact District 5170 partnered up with Second Harvest Food Bank and other local organizations to engage youths to give back to the community. Together as Interact District 5170, we accomplished 45,000 community service hours and donated 44,000 pounds of food.

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District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2010

2009

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Polio. Many of us do not even know what this disease describes, how severe its symptoms are, and how fearful people are of catching this infectious disease. Polio has killed thousands and crippled even more victims. The fighting victims often suffer from high fever, paralysis, and atrophied muscles.

We have been working for decades to make polio the only disease to be wiped off this earth other than smallpox. Polio has affected 125 countries to date, but only 4 countries remained at the start of 2009: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan. Just $0.60 can change a life, because just $0.60 is the cost for one vial of polio vaccine. What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a weakened strain of a virus that exposes the human body to disease so that the body will build immunity to the disease before being actually exposed to a malevolent strain of the disease. Volunteers in various countries administered these vaccines for free to children, who now no longer need to fear contracting Polio.

HOW WE HELPED

As a District, we surpassed our goal and raised $80,000 for End Polio Now. As a result, polio has now been eradicated in India! Rotary has vaccinated more than 2 million children through End Polio Now Rotary. We have reduced polio by 99% worldwide since our first efforts.

For more information about End Polio Now, please visit: http://www.endpolio.org/

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District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator

2009

2008

2015-2016 RECAP

Fall Leadership Conference3/3/2022
NPM
FLC
PWR

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Hydraid is an extremely cost effective solution for providing clean drinking water for those who do not have access to it. To do this, Hydraid uses a combination of diffuser plates, earthly material, filtration sand, separation gravel, and underdrain gravel inside the container to make up for the filtration system. This allows the filter to filter out extremely dirty water, removing up to 99.8% of deadly parasites with a fully formed biolayer without the need of an external power source. We found that Hydraid was not only an extremely effective system, but it also only costs $32 to build such a filtration system, allowing us a great opportunity to make a huge impact in communities without clean water.

HOW WE HELPED

After the project was revealed at FLC, the Interactors of District 5170 were pumped up to help in this cause. All of the Areas in Interact collaborated with each other to come up with unique and effective ways to help not only the community around them, but work together as a team to raise funds to help those without clean water to obtain it. Shirts were sold, dances were created, the communities were involved, friendship and bonds were made, and leaders were created. Through the efforts of the Interact District 5170 family, Interact was able to fund $85,000 for Hydraid, equating to approximately 2660 filters!

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District Council

Blake L. Governor

Alex T. Lt. Governor

Sabina M. Area 1 Director

Jenny T. Area 2 Director

Anna H. Area 3 Director

Vina L. Area 4 Director

Ava P. Area 5 Director

Joanna H. Area 6 Director

Anvi D. Area 7 Director

Giavanna M. Area 8 Director

Alyssa G. Area 9 Director

Aarushi T. Area 10 Director

Surabhi P. Area 11 Director

Rucha G. Area 12 Director

Wyatt P. Area 13 Director

Michelle D. Secretary

Abhinav T. Treasurer

Mehreen R. International Project Coordinator

Matthew W. Community Project Coordinator

Anoushka S. Outreach Coordinator

Madison W. Outreach Coordinator

Preethy P. Events Coordinator

Seeun A. Events Coordinator

Kriti K. Publications Coordinator

Serena C. Publications Coordinator

Angela L. Digital Media Coordinator

Tyler N. Digital Media Coordinator