TODAY IN ROTARY Terance White presented a check to Kris Neal in the amount of $425. These funds, in support of her feral cat program, were raised during May 2015 Horseplay. Reed Noble noted receipt of a report from the Washington County School District showing 1627 3rd graders in the 18 schools where we deliver dictionaries. As such, the price tag on this year's project will be $4200.
Today’s speaker was Heather Rogers, Asst. Operations Manager and Community Liaison from YouthLinc, the non-profit organization, which since 1999 has been working to create lifetime humanitarians of young people, ages 15 to graduate students, through local and international service in 7 countries. In its 16 years of operation, YouthLinc has had 2250 students involved in its 9 month program and who have provided more than 150,000 hours of service in Cambodia, Thailand, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Peru and this year adding Madagascar. Through a holistic community development approach focusing on access to education, access to capital, the ability to keep families healthy and the ability to generate income – and in a strong partnership with Rotary’s District 5420 – YouthLinc committees spend approximately 6 months each year planning service projects and fundraising for their travel experience in June or July.
How can members of SGR help this program and its participants succeed?
· support a young humanitarian
· partner on an international project
· serve as a mentor to a team
For more information, see www.youthlinc.org on the internet.