By Mary Hoskins
April 19, 2022 — After a two-year forced hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange is again active in District 5110. The Big West youth task force, representing Rotary Zones 26 and 27, is offering a FREE virtual conference designed to ignite interest and energize Rotarians and potential participants, including students and host families. District 5110 will have a prominent role in this conference – Saturday, April 23, 2022. Click here for a copy of the flyer and registration information.
Grants Pass Rotarian Dan Converse will be the moderator for the conference, and Zach Anderberg, West Point graduate and alum of both Youth Exchange and RYLA, will deliver an inspiring testimonial, “Rotary Saved My Life.” Alexis Screen, Eugene Rotarian, will join a panel of past Youth Exchange participants (called “ROTEX”) to share her personal story about the life-changing aspects of the experience. And we’ll participate in a panel discussion about the lasting rewards of hosting Youth Exchange participants – for parents and siblings; most establish lifelong connections that result in international friendships.
Mary Hoskins is a member of the Zone 26/27 Youth Services Task Force; this is the 8th virtual conference the group has designed and sponsored. Registration link is available on the event poster. Again, this is a free event, and it’s open to anyone interested in Youth Exchange.