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.