Rotary’s plan for the next five years:
• increase our impact – People of Action are
• expand our reach – People of Action activate
and inspire one another
• enhance participant engagement – People of
Action strive to understand the needs of others.
• increase our ability to adapt – People of Action
are inventive, entrepreneurial and resilient.
Youth Service (formerly New Generations)
We believe in investing in our future by empowering
young leaders, helping them learn leadership skills, and
giving them opportunities to have cross-cultural
experiences with programs such as:
• Rotaract (18-30 years old)
• Interact (12-18 years old)
• Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
• Rotary Youth Exchange
Students that have completed these programs are official
EarlyAct is District program, not a formal RI program.
• EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from
ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by one of the local Rotary clubs nearest
to where the school is located.
The mission and operation of EarlyAct are closely linked to the
ideals of and provide the foundation and natural succession into
EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity for gaining an
increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the
Rotaract Club are organized by Rotary clubs to promote
leadership, professional development, and service among young
adults ages 18-30. The first Rotaract Club was chartered in 1968,
but in the 1950’s, they were called “Rotors” There are now :
• 250,792 Rotaractors
• 10,904 Rotaract clubs
• 184 countries.
• Clubs can be college based or community based
Rotaractors can join Rotary clubs and enjoy dual membership until
they leave Rotaract
Update Club info Annually by June 30
• To maintain active certified status from RI, Rotaract
clubs shall provide the name and contact information of
their club president and/or adviser, who can update club
and membership information to RI each year no later
than 30 June. Failure to submit updated club and
membership information to RI in a two-year period will
result in termination.
• Go to : rotary.org Club Administration Rotaract
Update Club Data
• How to develop sustainable service projects
– Review the basics in the Rotaract Handbook (PDF). Then organize and form a
plan. Here are some resources to help you:
– Download the Six Steps to Sustainability to make sure that your project will
lead to lasting, positive change.
– Be part of something bigger by supporting Rotary’s causes.
– Watch webinars or take courses through Rotary’s Learning Center.
– Learn how you can plan, organize, and promote your service projects using
the Project Lifecycle Kit.
• Show the world how Rotaract is making a difference during our World Rotaract Week
celebration each March. Use the World Rotaract Week Certificate of
Recognition to recognize accomplishments.
• Get recognized and inspire other clubs by nominating your project for a Rotaract
Outstanding Project Award.
World Rotaract Week – March 9-15, 2020
During the week, Rotaract clubs are asked to partner
with their sponsor Rotary clubs on a service project
and to encourage a nearby Rotary club to sponsor a
new Rotaract club in the area. Also, members of the
Rotaract and sponsor clubs are encouraged to attend
each other's meetings.
Ideas for Rotaract Week – March 9-15, 2020
1) Celebrate with service: Rotaract clubs are all about developing young
leaders through service. Coordinate joint projects with local Rotary and
Rotaract clubs to fundraise for The Rotary Foundation, raise awareness
around a local cause, or organize a service project.
2) Foster friendship and fun: Rotaractors are experts at creating
friendships and having fun. Partner with local Rotaract clubs to host a
party to share the fun of Rotaract with Rotarians, alumni, friends and
family. Or, organize a networking night or resume-writing workshop to
bring Rotaractors and Rotarians together to learn from each other.
3) Join leaders at the 2020 RI Convention: Rotaract Preconvention
includes two full days of general sessions, workshops, discussions, and
networking opportunities for all registrants.
Rotaract Outstanding Project Award – due Feb 1, 2020
Purpose is to recognize exceptional community or international service projects
that further focus and increase the humanitarian service goals of Rotary
International for projects that took place from 1 February 2019 - 31 January 2020.
Selection Process - Each online nomination form must be submitted by 1
February 2020. Awards will be granted to one winner in each of the designated
regions. Awards will also be granted to international winners for projects
submitted by a single club, projects submitted by more than one club or an entire
Rotary district, and multi-district projects. We encourage clubs, districts, and
multi-districts to work together to maximize their impact and increase
collaboration. Winners will be announced at the Rotaract Preconvention. are
eligible for consideration.
Interact clubs give young people 12-18 years old the chance to
work together and have fun while learning about service and
promoting international understanding. Each club is required
to complete at least two major projects each year, one to serve
the community and the other to promote international
• The first Interact club was chartered on 5 November 1962.
• There are over 20,370 Interact clubs in 159 countries.
• There are an estimated 468,556 Interactors around the
world. 80% of the world’s countries have Interact clubs.
• Review the basics in the Interact Guide for Rotary
Club Sponsors and Advisers
• Be part of something bigger support Rotary’s causes.
• Participate in Global Youth Day with Rotary’s service
partner YSA (Youth Service America).
• Show the world how Interact members take action during
World Interact Week in November.
• Submit a video for the annual Interact Video Awards
that shows your club in action. The theme and submission
guidelines are posted each October.
Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
Rotary is dedicated to these areas to build international
relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to
support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
• Promoting peace
• Fighting disease
• Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene]
• Saving mothers and children
• Supporting education
• Growing local economies
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) – April 17-19, 2020
• Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event
in the world and the only one that celebrates, expands, and sustains the
capacity of all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working
together for the common good.
• Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and
mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities
through service. GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only
one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days
of the year.
• GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people
working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits,
community and faith-based organizations, national service programs,
government agencies, and adult mentors– to address the world’s most
critical issues and change their communities.
World Interact Week – November 4-10, 2019
To mark this occasion with Interactors and Rotarians
around the world, Interact clubs, in partnership with their
sponsor Rotary clubs, are encouraged to participate in joint
projects during World Interact Week.
World Interact Week is an excellent opportunity for clubs
to publicize, promote, and inform the community about the
great work accomplished by its members. Clubs should
encourage community members to get involved with
Interact Video Contest- by December 1
• Interactors around the world will be taking action and sharing how their
Interact clubs are making a difference in their communities. How will
you celebrate? Here are three ways you can join the party:
• Record a video: It’s the 10th annual Interact Video Awards! Create a
short video to show your club is having fun while making a difference in
your school and community. The “Best Video” will receive $1,000 toward
the club’s next service project. Submit your video by 1 December.
• Earn recognition: Celebrate your hard work — you’ve earned it. Ask
your sponsor Rotary club to complete a certificate of recognition to
highlight the positive impact you’ve made. Plus, you’ll be well on your
way to earning this year’s Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs.
• Share your celebrations: No matter how you’re celebrating, be sure
to share on social media with #WorldInteractWeek
Important dates on the RI calendar
• August — Membership and New Club Development Month
• 7-13 October 2019 — Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week (celebrated Monday
through Sunday during the week of 7 October)
• 5 November — World Interact Day (World Interact Week is celebrated
Monday through Sunday during the week of 5 November, Interact’s
• 9 November 2019 — Rotary Day at the United Nations
• 1 December — Interact Video Awards submissions due
• 9-15 March – Rotaract Week
• 17-19 April – Global Youth Service Day
• May — Youth Service Month
• 15 August — Reports due for the Rotary Citation for Interact and Rotaract
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)
Each year, thousands of young people are selected to
attend Rotary sponsored leadership camps or
seminars through Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
(RYLA). In an informal atmosphere, groups of
outstanding people ages 14-30 spend several days in
a challenging program of leadership training, facilitated
discussions, inspirational addresses, and social
activities designed to enhance personal development,
leadership skills, and good citizenship.
Upcoming RYLA Dates
• DATES ISLAND SITE/DIRECTOR
Camp Koke’e Conservation Camp
• Char Ravelo
• October 25-27, 2019 Kauai 808-246-8727
• Camp Homelani
• Geoff Horvath
• February 21-23, 2020 Oahu 808-653-3677
• YMCA Camp Keanae
• Zak Pacholl
• February 7-9, 2020 Maui 503-550-6666
• Zak Pacholl email@example.com
• Hawaii Island Kilauea Military Camp
• Zeda Medina
• February 28-29 & March 1, 2020 808-464-5153
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Rotary Youth Exchange promotes international understanding and
lifelong friendships by letting young people see another part of the
world. Exchanges can be long-term or short-term. Short-term exchanges
last from a few days to several months and often take place when school
is not in session. Students typically stay with a local family in the host
country, but they might also attend a youth camp or tour the country
with other foreign students. During a long-term exchange, students
spend a year in another country, attending school and living with host
families. Exchanges vary widely among districts.
D5000 currently does not have a YE District Chair.
Rotary Citation – rotary.org Club Administration
• All activities need to be completed by 15
• For Interact clubs with one sponsor Rotary
club, the sponsor club’s president completes
the online nomination form for the citation
by 15 August. For Interact clubs with more
than one sponsor club, Rotarians should
submit only one nomination.
• District governors, district youth protection
officers, and all club and district leaders
involved with Interact, RYLA, and Rotary
Youth Exchange should review this guide.
Districts may also apply these guidelines
when working with other youth-related
activities or with any vulnerable population
Yourh Protection Guide
• Youth protection and risk management
• The safety of young people is a top priority for any
Rotary-related activity, especially when travel is
involved. Find our Statement of Conduct for Working
with Youth and more information on student safety and
risk management in the Rotary Youth Protection
Guide. Take the online course Protecting Youth
Program Participants in the Learning Center.
The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders. Applications
for scholars must be submitted by 30 June. Global grant scholarship
applications are due at least three months before the scholar’s intended
departure date. $7.5 million in scholarships, on average, are given out by
Rotary each year. 350,000 scholarships have been awarded by Rotary.
Types of scholarships:
• Rotary clubs - secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Open to
anyone except Rotary members and their families. Six-week language
training program to a year or more of university study.
• The Rotary Foundation - college graduates and professionals to study
peace and conflict resolution.
• Rotary Peace Fellowships - master’s degree or certificate program at
one of our six partner universities.
Want to offer a scholarship?
• Rotary clubs can apply to The Rotary Foundation for district and
global grants to support scholarships.
• Global grants are for graduate students studying abroad in one
of Rotary’s six causes: Fighting disease, Providing clean water,
sanitation, and hygiene, Saving mothers and children, Supporting
education, Growing local economies.
• Scholarships last from one to four years and can include an entire
degree program. Global grant scholarships are funded using cash or
District Designated Funds matched by the World Fund.
• Rotary members are essential to recruiting qualified candidates for
Rotary Peace Fellowships. You can advance peace in troubled areas
around the world by promoting peace fellowships and supporting
peace fellow candidates through the application process.
Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships (50 for master’s degrees
and 50 for certificate studies) for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at
one of our peace centers.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary
Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts
for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip
transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
Peace fellowship candidates must meet these requirements:
• Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
• Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
• Excellent leadership skills
• Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer
experience, bachelor’s degree
• Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with
research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and
includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves
• Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
• University of Bradford, Bradford, England
• University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
• Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for
promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which
includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.
• Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
The 2020-21 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now closed. The 2021-22 application will be available
in February, 2020. Every year, districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1
July. Review district endorsement instructions.
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF)
The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF), a non-profit
organization dedicated to supporting college scholarship
opportunities for graduating high school seniors in the
State of Hawaii, was founded on September 3, 1976 by
Maurice “Sully” Sullivan during his year as Rotary’s district
Governor in Hawaii. It was his desire to assist Hawaii’s
high school graduates realize their potential by attending a
college or university of their choice here in Hawaii or on the
mainland United States. He felt that HRYF could be the
vehicle to teach our young people about the advantages of
the free enterprise system, the basis of our democracy.
These scholarships are made possible by donations
from Rotarians, Individuals, the Weinberg
Foundation and HRYF investments.
Since inception, HRYF has given out:
$6,748,313 and 1,800 scholarships
For the 2019 Rotary year, HRYF awarded 50
scholarships totaling $260,000 in the State of
HRYF Board Executive Board Mrs. Kitty Wo Chairman
Mr. Stanley Togikawa Vice Chair/President Emeritus
Mr. Geoffrey Horvath President
Mr. Tom Matthews Vice President
Ms. Mary Ann Berry Assistant VP/Public Relations
Mr. Gerald Shintaku Assistant VP/Scholarships
Mr. Sean Slentz Assistant VP-Fundraising
Ms. Christina Enoka Secretary
Ms. Sharon Amano Treasurer
Mrs. Kristine Westmoreland Past President
Mr. James Oda At-Large - Oahu
Mr. Steve Dyer At-Large - Oahu
Ms. Karen Wilson At-Large -Hawaii
Ms. Ray Paler At-Large - Kauai
Mrs. Joanne Laird At-Large -Maui
Mr. Winton Schoneman Past District Governor
Ms. Nalani Flinn Past District Governor
Mr. Eric Kaler District Governor
Mrs. Naomi Masuno DG Elect
Sandy Matsui DG Nominee
Mr. Paul Nakachi Finance Committee Chair
HRYF Club Speakers
Mrs. Laura Steelquist HRYF Club Speakers
Mr. Richard Cunningham HRYF Club Speakers
Club’s HRYF Representatives – List Due July 31, 2019
l) HRYF Club Information & Donation Coordinator:
• Ensuring that the $200 HRYF member club dues are submitted by July 31, 2019;
• Educating club members about HRYF;
• Encouraging members to contribute to HRYF via checks or online at the HRYF website;
• Promote the Foodland Give Aloha Program in August and September;
• Strive to reach a club goal of $40 per capita or more in HRYF donations by April 30, 2020.
HRYF Club Scholarship Chair who would assist in the following:
• Receive scholarship applications from high schools in your club area;
• Arrange for at least 3 club members to interview students;
• Forward the finalist application to the semi-final Area Selection Committee;
• Reach out to the college counselors, Interactors and parents for applications.
HRYF Club Judge for Area Selection who will assist in the following:
• Connect with the Area Selection Committee Chair to attend Area judging;
• Represent the club in interviewing and judging the scholarship applications.
Foodland Give Aloha
Foodland’s Foundation matches donations made through
the Give Aloha program in the month of September. Show
your Maka’i card and get 2 receipts:
• Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation –
Organization Code: 77199
• Send a receipt to: HRYF, 3536 Harding Ave, Honolulu,
HI 96816. Include your name and club name on the
Strive to understand the needs of others
Just like the people and communities we serve, our
participants need to feel seen and heard. They’re seeking
experiences that feel personally and professionally relevant
and fulfilling. When they see our dedication to investing in
them at every stage of their professional life, our
participants are eager to go the distance with us—even at a
time when there are many other options for networking and
Let’s recommit to putting the needs, expectations, and
growth of our participants at the center of all we do.
Next Step Suggestions
• Convene an island meeting of Club and School Advisors to share
ideas and plan for possible training session organized by the
students, joint projects, State Convention.
• Collaboration: Interact to Rotaract to Rotary
• Talk about Rotary causes
• Vocational talks at Interact and Rotaract Clubs
• Joint projects
• Internships, Shadowing
• Partner with organizations
Funding for projects
Interested in a “Shark Tank, Catch a Wave” type
-Interact and Rotaract Clubs compete for funds to projects
-They select a project, plan it, pitch it and execute.
-If they are not successful in being awarded, the sponsoring
Rotary Club can fund or help find funding for worthy
If interested, email Naomi at :naomi.Masuno@boh.com
(temporarily until a project coordinator is identified)
• Malama Mentors – Aries Jackson
• Youth Advancement Program (YAP) – Lisa
• Rotary Learning Center
Log in to rotary.org Learning & Reference Learning Center
Courses: Mentoring, Protecting Youth Program Participants
• RI Website:
– Youth Protection Guide
– Take Action tab Empower Leaders
– Rotaract and Interact Handbooks
• District Website:
– Our Service Youth Services
– RYLA dates
– Volunteer affidavit
– Link to Background Check payment