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Youth Services Month focuses on Interact, Rotaract and RYLA

Posted by Rotary.org 
 
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills.

Rotaract

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.  ⇒Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

Interact

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.  ⇒Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
⇒ Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.
Rancho de los Ninos
 
Sandy Swan has been developing a global grant to install a 124 solar panel system at Rancho de los Ninos, an orphanage in Mazatlan, Mexico.  The system costs $91,250 USD and will achieve savings for the orphanage of at least $500,000 over the subsequent 25 years. The funding for the project includes funds from Chinook Rotary and our host club in Mazatlan, a $15,500 donation from a Rotarian couple that live in Carmel, Indiana, a Government of Canada grant and a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation.

Sandy submitted her application to the TRFC grants committee for the Government of Canada grant on April 30. The grants committee approved the grant application for $19,000 USD on May 1.

Hearing Assessment and Rehabilitation
 
Syed Ahmed has been developing a global grant to carry out a Hearing Assessment and Rehabilitation project in Islamabad, Pakistan.  The project should run over two years and cost $92,000 USD.  The funding for this project includes funds from Chinook Rotary and our host club Rotary Club Islamabad Metropolitan, a Government of Canada grant and a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation.

Syed submitted his application to the TRFC grants committee for the Government of Canada grant on April 30. The grants committee approved the grant application for $ 22,340 USD on May 1.
 

Chinook Rotary thanks Alberta Lotteries for their support  and assistance

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Frontline Workers

We want to say thank you to all of the essential workers:

  • emergency service personnel providing care for those who need it most,
  • health care workers providing support in our hospitals and doctors' offices,
  • truck drivers keeping our supply chains running so we can get the food and other resources we need,
  • grocery store workers, working around the clock to keep shelves stocked and people fed,
  • teachers providing support and resources for children and families,
  • school support staff and bus drivers delivering meals and ensuring children and families have the support they need,
  • college and university professors and other staff, providing online learning for students,
  • utility workers keeping us all connected,
  • all of the other public employees working hard on our behalf.

The efforts of all of these essential workers are critical to keeping society functioning, making sure that every one of us is safe, healthy, and has access to all of the resources we need.

Join us in thanking them today!

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