Blog Post #7

Last week I had the honour of participating in the pinning ceremony for our Rotaract Club. It was such joy to be amongst the Rotaract members (18 – 29 year olds) who come from all walks of life. There is such opportunity to share the Rotary experience with youth and young adults in our community. It begins with sending a student to Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa and the Dr. Clare R. McLeod Volunteer Awards, weaves through the leadership opportunities of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA); and it expands with Youth Exchange, Interact and Rotaract.
 
When we have the chance to leverage these leadership experiences we continue developing the value of “Service Above Self”. A great example is our current President of Rotaract who was a Youth Exchange student.
 
The leadership aspects of Rotary for youth and young adults is one of the things I am most proud to be a part. It is both motivating and encouraging.  Being intentional and strategic with our impact and mentoring of young people is our best insurance to ensuring that Rotary will long continue to be the “finest service organization in the world”. Here’s to Rotary!
 
President Colleen