News and Happenings
The 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar will be held April 7-9, 2017 at Camp Kitaki near Louisville NE.
High school juniors and sophomores are eligible to apply. RYLA camp is an intensive 3-day training program for high schoolers that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects both locally and globally, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, business ethics, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.
Ryla allows you to connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
- Build communication and problem-solving skills
- Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
- Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
- Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
- Have fun and form lasting friendships
The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. For pictures and videos of past RYLA camps visit our Facebook page HERE.
RYLA encourages clubs to nominate students. Many clubs partner with local high schools to identify potential applicants. This year we have a new online application option available HERE.
Clubs are asked to nominate 2 students (ideally, one male and one female) but more are encouraged. The cost to clubs is $200 per student. However, please note that if you have more students than funds please contact RYLA Chair and we will work together to find funds to make sure all of your students are able to attend.
- See more at: http://rotarydistrict5650.org/SitePage/ryla#sthash.ikk6uFaz.dpuf
For additional Information contact Dr. Emira Ibrahimpasic at at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 402-309-0978
or contact Dr. Tom Cardwell at email@example.com or call him at 402-239-9097
Rotary District 5650 Social
at the International Convention in Atlanta
at the International Convention in Atlanta
Monday, June 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pizza, pasta, salad, cookies, brownies, soft drinks - Cash Bar
Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria - 300 Marietta Street SW - Atlanta GA
Come socialize with 80-100 of your best friends from District 5650
Posted by Gretchen Bren on Dec 31, 2016
You've heard about the Ride to End Polio in Tucson and thought it was a great change from participating in BRAN or RAGBRAI, but just couldn't make the trip? Not to worry! This year, we created our own District Team and competed in the Ride to End Polio Indoors! Individuals and groups from 6 different clubs rode in their homes, gyms, or anywhere they could find a stationary bike to ride -- and a few brave souls did the ride outdoors. The ride had to be completed in the month of November, and all pledges turned in before December 1st. Our District came in second in the national competition with just under $7,500 of donations.
If you are interested in participating next year, you can see the additional information on our District Polio Plus page.
Posted by Gretchen Bren on Aug 19, 2016
With a new year, we have a new look!
We’ve used all the newest features of Club Runner to give our home page a new, updated look. We’ll be changing more in the coming weeks but wanted to get things rolling by sharing a new look to our home page.
Everything is still here – but instead of listing it on the home page, more will be in menus. Like the Rotary International site, our home page is going to be more ‘public facing’ – more about Who We Are.
Like Rotary International, we are introducing a “My District Rotary” page, which will have the How to Get Things Done information. We’re really proud to introduce the “What do you want to do” box with links to the most common items that you ask about – just like Rotary International.
And with all of this comes a new responsive web design that will work on your computer, laptop, tablet or even your phone!
In the upcoming months, we’re going to be working more with our District Committees to update their site pages and committee pages for better communication and continuity too.
Special - $50 discount per student through February 28! Visit www.worldaffairsseminar.org.
The World Affairs Seminar (WAS) is a unique interactive educational program for high school students. In the course of this study, the WAS provides opportunities for participants to discuss issues with other young people from around the world in a non-threatening environment. Emphasis is on promoting better understanding of the causes of international conflict with the idea that if the causes are understood, problems are more likely to be solved peacefully.
The Rotary International Foundation continues to receive the highest score from the leading independent evaluator of charities - Charity Navigator.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.