Young Leaders in Action
May 2020
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
Celebrating Youth Service Month
Youth Service Month is a special time in Rotary. Throughout the month of May, members of Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact, and those involved in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Rotary Youth Exchange celebrate the opportunities Rotary provides to connect, grow through service, develop leadership skills, mentor or be mentored, and have fun.

The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, may alter the way we observe Youth Service Month this year. But it need not dampen our enthusiasm, excitement, and gratitude for these programs and the volunteers who make them possible.

Check out four ways to safely celebrate Youth Service Month and share your celebrations with #RotaryYouthService. 

  Taking Action  
5 questions about organizing a RYLA
The Rotarian Magazine asks Lynda Rocha, RYLA chair, District 5040 (British Columbia), five questions about organizing a RYLA event. 

Interested in hosting a virtual RYLA? Get tips for adapting in-person training to online learning. Visit the Meeting Online learning topic to find and share resources, join discussions, and ask for expert advice about creating online meeting spaces.
Rotary Youth Exchange Annual Report
The newly designed Rotary Youth Exchange Annual Report for the 2018-19 Rotary year is now available! Read a message from Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin, along with inspiring stories and statistics about the program (available in English only).
Interact and Positive Peace
"When we thought about how we as Interact Club members could bring about Positive Peace, we thought about our desire to give back to the community, our drive to work with organizations that also promote peace, and our efforts to run our club in a way that builds harmony. We realized that there were many similarities between what is important to us and the eight pillars of Positive Peace."

Learn more about how Interact clubs can get involved with Positive Peace. 
Resources & Events
Note: This list is informational only and does not constitute an endorsement of any event. Please contact event organizers for details. 

20-26 June, 2020

Rotary International Virtual Convention

27-28 June 2020
Rotaract Postconvention
Virtual event details coming soon

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