The Interact Coordinating Committee’s “GREY CAN STILL PLAY”
16 March 2019
Reported by: Rtn Dr Hoh Sek Tien, Youth Service Director, Rotary Club of Singapore
“Grey Can Still Play 2019”, organised by the Interact Coordinating Committee (ICC) was a one-day community service project which brought together seniors and Interactors for a day of fun and meaningful interaction.
The event which comprised a lunch and carnival for the seniors, was supported by the Rotary Club of Singapore, Youth Corps Singapore and MacPherson CC, with funding support from the Foundation of Rotary Clubs of Singapore's Rotary Happiness Fund.
This project was a grounds-up initiative by the Interactors and a large-scale cross-school collaboration across our many Interact Clubs in Singapore. The aim is to promote inter-club collegiality through working together towards a common goal of service.
This year’s event, held on 16 March 2019 at the MDIS Samtas Hall at Stirling Road was the second edition of a similar event organised last year. While last year’s event comprised a house cleaning segment followed by a carnival segment, this year’s event focused on the carnival in order to generate more interaction opportunities between seniors and Interactors.
More than 200 interactors from 12 Interact Clubs across the island and 70 seniors from the MacPherson and adjacent areas were involved. Interactors were tasked with roles such as: a befriender who is paired to a senior for the duration of the carnival, a carnival booth manager, or a performer. What followed for the rest of the afternoon, was good fun, good food and most important of all, good company!
Groups of people involved:
  1. Interact Coordinating Committee
  2. Rotary Club of Singapore
  3. Youth Corps Singapore
  4. Foundation of Rotary Clubs Singapore
  5. Rotary Club of Jurong Town (Rotary Happiness Fund)
  6. MacPherson Constituency Office
  7. Canon Singapore
  8. Management Development Institute of Singapore
  9. Anderson Serangoon Junior College Interact
  10. Anglo Chinese Junior College Interact
  11. Anglo Chinese School (Independent) Interact
  12. Bukit Gombak EAGLES Interact
  13. Catholic Junior College Interact
  14. Evergreen Secondary School Interact
  15. Global Indian International School – SMART Campus Interact
  16. Hwa Chong Institution Interact
  17. Nanyang Junior College Interact
  18. Stamford American International School Interact
  19. Tanjong Katong Girls School Interact
  20. Yishun Innova Junior College Interact
The ICC Board of Directors: Aaron Ang, Hwa Chong Institution Interact (Chair), Grace Chua, ACJC Interact (Secretary), Muskaan, Global Indian International School (Treasurer), Raymond Goh, ACS (Independent) (Exco member), Tanusri, Yishun Innova JC (Exco member)
Rotarian Advisors to the ICC: Youth Service Director Dr Hoh Sek Tien, Rtn Ronald Wong, District Interact Chair James Lee