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Introduction to New Generations webinar


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Learn how Rotary’s family of New Generations programs (Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange) can help your club engage and inspire the next generation while energizing your club’s Rotarians as mentors and advisers. This presentation was used during a webinar on 18 October 2011. You can view a recording of the session at

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Introduction to New Generations webinar

  1. 1. <ul><li>New Generations </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary’s Fifth Avenue of Service </li></ul>Introduction to New Generations
  2. 3. Our Agenda <ul><li>What is New Generations Service? </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on New Generations Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotaract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary Youth Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RYLA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Next Steps </li></ul>
  3. 4. Our Family of Programs <ul><li>12 years </li></ul>30 years Rotaract 18-30 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Interact 12-18 Rotary Youth Exchange 15-19
  4. 5. Turn New Generations into the Next Generation of Rotarians
  5. 6. What is New Generations Service? <ul><li>New Generations includes all young people under 30 </li></ul><ul><li>The Council on Legislation approved New Generations as Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service in April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults </li></ul><ul><li>New Generations programs are a key tactic in RI’s Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  6. 7. Rotary youth programs can be the starting point for a lifetime in Rotary, but it important to remember that program participants are already making significant contributions in their communities and internationally. Make a long-term investment in New Generations, support their service, and enrich your club today.
  7. 8. Benefits to Youth and Young Adults <ul><li>Develops life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provides professional and leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Builds international understanding and respect for the rights of others </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes ethical standards and the dignity of all useful work </li></ul><ul><li>Offers opportunities for service, locally and globally </li></ul>
  8. 9. Benefits to Rotary Clubs and Rotarians <ul><li>Invests in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens schools and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a focus for club activities </li></ul><ul><li>Energizes club meetings, events, and service projects </li></ul><ul><li>Instills a lifelong dedication to service </li></ul><ul><li>Creates friends of Rotary and prepares the next generation for membership </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rolando (Rolo) Cuadrado </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>President, Rotary Club of Summit County (Colorado, USA) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>District 5450 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Member, RI RYLA Committee </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 15. Great Advice from Rolo <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to work with young people </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-promote and connect your New Generations programs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for youth leadership at the district level </li></ul><ul><li>Use social media to maintain your connections </li></ul><ul><li>New Generations programs can attract new members to your Rotary club </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Juan Pedro Torroba </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary Club of Santa Rosa (Argentina) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>District 4920 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 18. Great Advice from Juan Pedro <ul><li>Connect with young people—you will be amazed at their enthusiasm! </li></ul><ul><li>Use social media to connect with the next generation </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a Rotaract or Interact adviser is one of the most rewarding roles in Rotary </li></ul><ul><li>Set an example to the New Generations </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor new Rotary club members who are under 30 </li></ul>
  13. 19. Linda Yates Rotary Club of LaGrange (Illinois, USA) District 6450
  14. 23. Great Advice from Linda <ul><li>Every Rotarian should be a mentor for youth </li></ul><ul><li>Never underestimate what a young person can do…with positive examples </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Youth Exchange students remind you that there is more that connects us than divides us </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the world, one person at a time </li></ul>
  15. 24. Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth
  16. 25. New Generations Programs Connecting young adults to a global network of friendship, engagement, and action (ages 18-30) Fueling a lifetime of service for young people ( ages 12-18)
  17. 26. New Generations Programs Building cultural understanding one student at a time (14-19) Inspiring the next generation of community leaders (any age!)
  18. 27. Connect with New Generations online! (closed group)
  19. 28. Questions?
  20. 29. Contact us! <ul><ul><li>Contact your district program chairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbooks, brochures, videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 30. Join us in December! <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday, 13 December, 10:00-11:00 CST (GMT – 5:00) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday, 13 December, 18:00-19:00 CST (GMT – 5:00) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, 16 December, 10:00-11:00 CST (GMT – 5:00) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 31. Thank you… <ul><li>Rolando Cuadrado </li></ul><ul><li>Juan Pedro Torroba </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Yates </li></ul><ul><li>YOU! </li></ul>