For the past few years, our club has invested with KIVA – a micro-finance organization that empowers people around the world to start a business and provide for their community – for only $25! During World Rotaract Week (March 10-14th 2014), our club members collaborated to choose 10 projects to invest in during the spring season. Projects range both in geographic location, as well as business type – from providing clean water & sanitation, to various trades & goods sold. We are excited to continue investing into our World community through KIVA. If you are passionate about a specific KIVA project, send us a quick note! We love to hear from our members and partners as we make investment choices.
The Rotary Clubs of District 7070 are seeking applicants for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Program! Anyone between the ages of 19 to 25 who are attending college, university or employed full-time may apply. You do not need to be previously involved in Rotary or Rotaract to apply. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2014.
Here is a link to the application form, which has all the details:
THE PURPOSE OF RYLA
The theme of this outstanding community-based training course is “Leadership Begins With Me!” It provides an opportunity for the participants to get to know themselves better and to cultivate the respect and trust of others. They are able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources.
- To live, for one week, on the Loyalist College Campus in Belleville, to attend a leadership seminar to be held Sunday May 11th 2014 to Friday May 16th 2014. The full expense of $900 for the week is paid by a sponsoring Rotary Club.
- An invitation for the candidate to join a meeting of the sponsoring club to meet Rotarians and to learn about Rotary prior to attending RYLA. Upon completion of RYLA the candidate will return to the sponsoring club to address the Rotarians about his/her RYLA experience.
- A RYLA certificate signed by the District Governor in recognition of “service to the community” presented on the closing evening.
The RYLA program requires selflessness, self-awareness and previously exhibited leadership qualities. In order to benefit from the lectures, activities and tasks of the week, candidates interviewed for the RYLA program need the ability to communicate effectively and to work well with other young men and women.
ACADEMIC LEVEL & AGE
The principles of adult education are assumed and applied. Therefore a degree of academic maturity is required. Candidates in the 19 to 25 age group and who are attending college, university or who are employed full-time are most suited to the program.
Potential candidates must have demonstrated leadership and the willingness to participate in their community through active involvement in Rotaract, school clubs or other volunteer organizations.
- Simulated games designed as a thought-provoking series of “learning by doing” activities
- Small group discussions on the thought process and behaviors that surface from the lectures and simulations
- An opportunity to discuss individual and group issues and concerns
- Structured recreational activities
- Leisure activities and fellowship
- Participants are responsible for the organization and operation of several committees: recreation, entertainment, publication of RYLA newspaper, etc.
Candidates in the Greater Toronto Area can be transported by bus to and from Loyalist -College Campus. There are two pick-up/drop-off locations: Farview Mall & Whitby GO Station.
Please mail your completed application form to:
DISTRICT 7070 RYLA 2014 COMMITTEE
c/o Josie Abbate
10 Constance Drive
Whitby, ON L1P 1N3
Rotary Club of Toronto
Attn: Pat Neuman
Re: RYLA Application 2014
The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
Or email your completed application form to Pat Neuman at email@example.com if you live in Toronto.
Please send in your nominations for 2014-2015 Rotaract Club of Toronto elections by Sunday March 16.
Note: All submissions will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.
The Election schedule is as follows:
Send your nominations by March 16;
Election pitches/speeches at the March 17th meeting;
Elections on March 17th
Results at the March 31st meeting
Changeover July ?? 2013
Regarding procedure, please send in one nominee (you can self-nominate) for each of the following executive positions:
Vice President (VP will assume President in the following year – i.e. two year commitment)
Club Service Director
Community Service Director
International Service Director
Professional Development Director
In the link below (PDF), you’ll find information on each executive’s mandate. Please note that you can only run and/or vote in the election if you are a member.