The Knysna Rotary Club is unique in District 9350 in that it has established Interact Clubs at all seven of the local high schools, namely: Keurbosch, Knysna High, Knysna Montessori, Knysna Sekonder, Oakhill College, Percy Mdala High and Concordia High. Every year an Interact training day is held for the clubs’ committees during which they are familiarised with the structures of their clubs and the duties of the committee members.

Each club chooses its own community service projects and raises funds to implement these. Some project examples are soup kitchens, food collections, toy and clothing collections, Santa Shoeboxes, entertaining the elderly, donations to needy schools, comfort packs for abused women and children and book collections  The Interact teacher at each school plays a vital part in the Rotary-Interact link. The Knysna Rotary Club also has an Interact Club of the Year Award for the club with the most active and balanced programme.

Interactors are selected for the  Know Your Town programme and for Rotary Leadership Courses (RYLA) at Outward Bound in Sedgefield, both of which are held annually.

Occasionally Interactors from other areas, including overseas, are hosted. Projects and outings are enjoyed together. 

Interactors are an important part of the Knysna Rotary Club and their active involvement in club activities illustrates the Rotary theme “Service Above Self”.


Updated 3 April 2024