Posted by Amina Sammo on May 17, 2019

Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
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May is Youth Service Month!!!!!!!!!!
Younger professionals can work with Rotary members to have unique vocational or community service experience through a New Generations Service Exchange!
Developing a service exchange program
Rotary clubs can design great programs by matching members’ skills and passions with professionals from different cultures. Being a highly international club, these steps can help all of us get started.
Interested in participating?
University students and professionals up to age 30 are encouraged to apply. You don’t have to be a member of Rotary to participate. Organize a group of interested Rotary members in your club or district. Find out what skills, interests and networks your group can offer to create a meaningful exchange. Ask young professionals what type of service could improve their professional skills. Decide on your goals for the program. Craft a program that lasts from a few weeks to six months. It could be one-way or reciprocal, or for individuals or small groups. To reduce expenses, consider providing homestay options, arranging no-cost internship or job-shadowing opportunities and offering other financial assistance.  Promote your program and find districts to partner in an exchange.
Emphasizing service
A good exchange gives participants an opportunity to learn new skills and put them into action.  Invite participants to join your community service projects to develop their skills and create new relationships. Expand a vocational training program to include international participants and design ways for them to practice their skills through community service. Incorporate an exchange activity into your next global grant project. Invite young professionals from the community to help out and receive training or learn about project management. Plan a reciprocal exchange of younger professionals or Rotaract club members as part of an international service project. Ask participants to speak to your club about ways to develop stronger international partnerships.
How to connect with Rotary
Successful exchange programs rely on strong networks of Rotary members, community partners, program participants, and alumni. Here are some ways to build connections:
Contact your district governor to learn more about how you can get involved.  Use your Rotary Friendship Exchange network to offer an exchange program.  Expand your program by connecting with members of a Rotarian Action Group or Rotary Fellowship.  Search Rotary Showcase to find other clubs that have conducted an exchange, read success stories, and learn best practices.  Post details about your exchange program on Rotary Ideas to find volunteers, community partners, participants, and funding.  Join the conversation in an exchange-related discussion group, or start your own.  Contact Rotaract clubs and Rotary Community Corps in your district to identify potential participants and to ask about any international connections within their networks who could serve as partners or hosts. Find contact information in the Listing of Club-Sponsored Organizations report (download instructions).  Subscribe to the Young Leaders in Action newsletter for the latest updates on Rotary’s programs for young leaders.
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Amina Sammo
President 2018-2019
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