The Rotary Club of Warrensburg recently received the attached letter from one of our past RYE students. I believe this letter embodies RYE better than anything I have ever heard. I also believe it epitomizes one of our reasons for existence as Rotarians.
I am proud to inform you and your club that the Third Panama Project is underway. The process for this last project began 3 years ago when your club made a generous contribution as did 8 other clubs in the District and together we were able to raise $20,259.00. We applied for a global grant and together with RI and District 6080 we received a grant total of $71,259.00. AWESOME!
The Rotary clubs of Columbia and mid-Missouri teamed up Saturday to reduce hunger and malnutrition. The clubs participated in a major work day at the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri. Approximately 150 Rotarians and guests repackaged nearly 5,000 pounds of Rice Krispies for local food pantries.
Kids at Springfield’s Pershing Middle School played Jeopardy! with “Clues Crew” host Kelly Miyahara. The message of the this game is “Don’t Meth with Me.” Springfield’s Rotary Club helped develop the game for the classroom.
Andy to France from Rolla Bess to Turkey from Columbia Brock to Spain from Springfield Brooke to Peru from Jefferson City Connor to Italy from Kaiser Daija to Brazil from Columbia Emily to Brazil from Columbia Eric to Spain from Springfield Erin to Ecuador from Jefferson City Justin to Colombia from Jefferson City Kate to Peru from Ozark Kristina to Japan from Springfield Lara to Switzerland from Rocheport Nick to France from Jefferson City Samantha to France from Camdenton For more information about Rotary Youth Exchange go to: www.scrye.org or www.rotary.org.
The New Generations Committee of the Show-Me Rotary (PETS) Planning Council has been contacting Rotaract and Interact sponsoring clubs, sponsors and advisors, district coordinators, and club members to advise them of training planned during PETS, March 24, 2012. The information that has been distributed is below. If you have questions, contact Cassy Venters, D6040, firstname.lastname@example.org. TO: Rotaract and Interact Club Members Your sponsoring Rotary Club is participating in a statewide conference, Show Me Rotary, which provides training for all incoming Rotary Club Presidents and Secretaries. This year we have a special training session for Interact (high school) and Rotaract (college and young professionals) club members. We hope you can be a part of this great experience which includes nationally recognized Rotary speakers. Training: Rotaract and Interact Training Saturday, March 24, 2012 Jefferson City – Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarthy St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 573-635-1234 Begins with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and ends after lunch 1:45 p.m. Registration at showmerotary.squarespace.com, registrations can be made after March 8 without a late registration fee. Rotaractors and Interactors will be able to: Meet other club members from across the state Get tips for developing service projects Discover international connections your club can make Find out how to increase the visibility of your club and your projects Understand the importance of leadership within your club We hope you will attend and learn how to help your club become even better! Here is what you need to do if you are interested in participating in the Interact and Rotaract Club Training: Call …
Generation Y. Millennials. Echo Boomers. Generation Next. New Generations. Lots of words to describe the same group of people. What we are really talking about is the future of Rotary. Now, our challenge as Rotarians is to develop ways to engage new generations and recruit them to become Rotarians in the future. This may seem like a daunting task, but we already have the resources and opportunities that are needed to be successful in our efforts. First, there are fairly simple ways to engage the youth in our communities. Is your club sponsoring a student for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)? If not, consider doing so this year. It provides your club an opportunity to connect with local youth, and once they have attended, they can present to your club on their experiences. Does your club participate in a Youth Exchange? This is another great opportunity to provide another local youth with a life-changing experience as an exchange student. Consider supporting a local non-profit in your community that works with youth. But do not just write a check to the non-profit. Find a way for your members to engage in hands-on service with these youth, to truly experience the impact you are making in their lives. Second, build a relationship with the Rotaract Club in your area. Or consider starting one if your community does not have a club. Rotaract is a great opportunity for new generations to begin a connection to Rotary, network with their peers, and engage in some wonderful service projects. …
September is New Generations Month Celebrate New Generations Month by recognizing the outstanding achievements of young people in your community or who participate in your Rotary youth programs. Highlight local Interact or Rotaract club activities at your club meetings, invite Interactors or Rotaractors to speak about their ongoing projects, or launch a new project to benefit yourth in your community.
New Directions Director is a new position for our district that will work with the Chairs of Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Rotaract, Interact, and the Youth Protection Officer. District 6080 will welcome 17 inbound students and will send 19 outbound students for a year of learning, growing and changing. Each Rotarian plays a role in the experience these students have here or in another country. This year’s inbounds left in June as our students returned. I hope you enjoy hearing about their experiences. Stay in touch with these young men and women–you make a difference! RYLA In June, another successful Rotary Youth Leadership Awards was held at William Woods University. Ninety nine students spent three and a half days building leadership skills, making new friends, and preparing to make a difference . These students will be returning to the sponsoring clubs to talk about their experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know them better-they are future leaders. Rotaract Rotaract for young professionals will possibly be adding a new Rotaract in Warrensburg. Interact Interact (Rotary for high school students) a possible new club is being formed in Columbia at Rock Bridge High School. More later. The Youth Protection Officer is the keeper of all the legal paperwork required for our exchanges and assures that our young people are safe and well taken care of while in our programs.