Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Oceania

By: Bec Fry and Ben MacNevin RYLA is a life-changing experience, with an incredible history in Oceania. The first RYLA took place in Queensland in 1959 and since then, tens of thousands of young leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 have participated in RYLA across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Islands. … More Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Oceania

Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

Krista Ryanne O. Palabrica, Member of Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier [Note from the editor: This letter was submitted to RI’s 2020 Interact Award and has been published with permission from the author.] I am not leader material. This was my immediate thought when our first ever Leadership Training Program – unofficially named … More Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

By Kaitlyn Perry, member of California High School Interact Club, USA With the world’s attention shifting to environmental issues and how we can help save our planet, the Interact Club of California High School knew we wanted to be a part of the change. Our club brainstormed ideas on events such as planting trees and … More Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA

By Juliana Corredor González, member of the Rotary E-Club of Latin America This first E-RYLA in Latin America is an initiative started by my Rotary E-Club of Latin America and our E-Rotaractors of Latin America, two completely virtual clubs. The event will be taking place over three Sundays in May, each consisting of a 4-hour … More Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA

Interactors build global partnership to empower community in Zambia

By Carol Hermann, Co-Chair for the Interact Club of Lodi, United States Although there are 8,331 miles between Lodi, Wisconsin, USA and Munyambala, Zambia, there is no distance between caring for each other’s communities. The Interact Club of Lodi has been working with the people of Munyambala to take action and create lasting change by … More Interactors build global partnership to empower community in Zambia

Rotaractors take action to lead change

By Justin Panayiotis Hadjilambris, 2017-18 Rotaract Europe Multi-District Information Organization President Life has shown me that things do not always go as smoothly as one may anticipate. When my expectations are not only met, but exceeded, the experience becomes all the more remarkable. That is just what happened on numerous occasions during Rotaract Europe’s (E.R.I.C.) … More Rotaractors take action to lead change

Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

By Don Evans, Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, Canada; Summer Lewis, Rotary-Institute for Economics and Peace Partnership Coordinator and Kris Swanson, Member of the Rotary Club of Park City Sunrise, United States Since the Colombian government and the Marxist-led Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a peace agreement in 2016, after a 52-year … More Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

Rotaract club committed to empowering local youth

By Seb Cox, President of the Rotaract Club of St. Jude’s Arusha, Tanzania Vijana Poa, meaning “youth are cool” in Kiswahili, was designed to combat one of the biggest social problems facing youth on the African continent – unemployment. In 2017, the Rotaract Club of St. Jude’s Arusha took on this initiative and started a … More Rotaract club committed to empowering local youth