Regional Report - NAYEN

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Presentation given by R. Woodruff "Woody" Angst at the 2013 Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Regional Report - NAYEN

  1. 1. NORTH AMERICA REPORT PRE-CONVENTION YOUTH EXCHANGE MEETING LISBON PORTUGAL 22 JUNE 2013
  2. 2. NORTH AMERICA Canada Mexico United States Off shore nationalities included in multi- districts
  3. 3. NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH EXCHANGE NETWORK Voluntary collaboration of Rotarians Leaders in their district program Passionate about working with students Vision for fulfilling Fourth Object of Rotary
  4. 4. NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH EXCHANGE NETWORK Facilitates growth of the program Conducts educational and charitable activities Provides supporting products and services Collaborates with sister regional organizations Cooperates with the RIYE Committee and the RI staff
  5. 5. ANNUAL CONFERENCE Hosting 300 registrants from 20 countries Networking among registrants Growing the program Addressing issues of common concern
  6. 6. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Completed strategic planning exercise Established financial planning committee Completed review of awards program Amended by-laws Enlisted Peter Markos to conduct workshop regarding privacy, data management, and youth protection at Orlando conference
  7. 7. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Affirmed roll as advocate on behalf of districts Met with GS John Hewko and RI staff at the US Dept of State regarding regulations and reporting requirements Distributed information and advocated positions for district representatives on proposals at the Council on Legislation
  8. 8. PROGRAM OBSERVATIONS Districts interested in using technology to best exchange and manage information: - to collect, hose, retrieve data - to manage data base, respond to audit, house resource library, exchange electronic applications - to adapt our program to electronic rather than manual communication
  9. 9. PROGRAM OBSERVATIONS Concern about regulatory environment (especially in USA) Questions about use of Flat Fees for Outbounds Interest in having Rebounds stay in district as program’s Senior Class Desire for ROTEX to be active in program Desire for ROTEX to join other Rotary programs and then become Rotarians
  10. 10. PROGRAM OBSERVATIONS Concern for protecting privacy Desire for more participating clubs and more exchanges supported by districts Need to enlist more Rotarians and volunteers and to cultivate their involvement, training, leadership
  11. 11. RESPECTFULL Woody Angst North America Youth Exchange Network Anchorage, Alaska wangst13@gmail.com 907-272-0562

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