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Technology and the Youth - Any gains for Rotary?


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An analysis of how Rotary can benefit from youth and technology

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Technology and the Youth - Any gains for Rotary?

  1. 1. Technology and the Youth - Any gains for Rotary? Using your professional skills how can you attract the youth into Rotary? By Stephen S. Musoke Classification: Information Technology Services
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>What is Rotary? </li></ul><ul><li>What do the youth expect from Rotary? </li></ul><ul><li>How to attract youth into Rotary? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a young person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>persons between the ages of 15 and 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The condition or quality of being young. An early period of development or existence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the practical application of science to commerce or industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how people modify the natural world to suit their own purposes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions - 2 <ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hardware and software that are used to store, retrieve, and manipulate information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the present economic era from about 1970 when the global economy's has shifted in focus away from the production of physical goods (as exemplified by the industrial age) and toward the manipulation of information </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is Rotary? <ul><li>Rotary is a worldwide non-secretarian and non-political service organization of business and professional people </li></ul><ul><li>Rotarians - enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas and share a common interest in helping others </li></ul><ul><li>Rotaractors </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who are Interactors and Rotaractors? <ul><li>Interactors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>youth clubs for 14-18 year olds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rotaractors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun, dynamic clubs for 18 to 30-year-olds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits - develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancing international understanding and goodwill </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Rotary <ul><li>business networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>social networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>give something back to those less fortunate </li></ul><ul><li>learning new skills </li></ul><ul><li>having a huge amount of FUN!!!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do Youth Expect? <ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Low entry barriers e.g. financial </li></ul><ul><li>Role Models for inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Attract Youth - Overview? <ul><li>Reducing the barriers to entry, financial etc </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the “fun” activties </li></ul><ul><li>Involving them in activities </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to youths in their own environments (schools, clubs) such as career talks, General Paper presentations by Rotarians in their professional capacities to enable the youth to dream about what Rotary can do for them </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Attract Youth - Examples? <ul><li>Get them involved in more projects even as non-rotarians, rotaractors and interactors </li></ul><ul><li>Have “fun” activities to show the youth that Rotary is not all about being “serious” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Family of Rotary” should encourage Rotarians, Rotatractors and Interactors to bring along family members as guests </li></ul><ul><li>Use more technology in projects – blogs, facebook </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions and Answers?