In an effort to engage young professionals, your club has arranged an exchange with an international club aimed at helping young adults experience a new culture, take part in service initiatives in another region and make new Rotary friends around the world. Since you work closely with your club’s sponsored Rotaract club on service projects, you have been charged with selecting Rotaractors to go on this exchange. Interested Rotaractors apply by submitting an essay explaining why they would benefit from going on the trip and what they hope to achieve.
Through these essays, you select well-qualified candidates for the trip. When you share your selections with the rest of your club, the club president suggests other candidates, many of whom are members of their family. These candidates are not a part of Rotary and have never been involved with any Rotary projects or initiatives, but the club president insists on their participation. You take this up with the rest of the exchange planning committee, and they agree on the president’s selection saying it would be a great way to introduce them to Rotary. You had put a lot of time and effort in selecting the most deserving Rotaractors to go on the trip and you believe it would be unfair if they missed out on this opportunity.
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