A Message from District Governor Bill Biddle
Since the month of May is designated “Youth Services Month” we focus on all Rotary activities which support the development of young people up to age 30. Interact is for youth between the ages of 12 – 18.
Rotary International’s Programs for Youth are: EarlyAct, RotaKids, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Youth Exchange.
Interact can be viewed as a driver of membership by engaging parents.
Rotaract is Rotary’s Service club for young adults from 18 – 30. Rotaract can be Community based, College based or a combination of both.
RYLA is a very popular program. Make sure you’re aware of registration deadlines to give the candidates a chance to participate. This year District 7670 will team up with District 7750 and attend RYLA at Erskine College in South Carolina. (Next year we will be back in Western North Carolina.)
Rotarians who run or sponsor Youth activities, should attend a District Youth Protection Training and receive the proper certification.