Dear Fellow Oak Harbor Rotarians:

It seems like we had good interest in the Rotary New Generations (youth) programs that Collin Curtis overviewed at our meeting on January 25th.

Of the many ways we might move forward in regards to youth activities here are two ideas:



 This is easy.  All you need to do is nominate good kids to attend either of Rotary District 5050's two leadership conferences - RYLA and YAIL.

a.     The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a truly exciting opportunity for young adults, between 18 & 30, to participate in a four day, leadership camp with like-minded individuals where they will form lasting friendships, hear from professional speakers, develop as a leader, grow as a person and have fun. 

RYLA 2013 is a life changing event that will take place May 2 - May 5, 2013 at a large, retreat acreage in Washington State offering a fully equipped facility with dorms, theater, presentation rooms, spectacular meals, spacious grounds & magnificent views of Mt. Baker.

If you know of a good kid, ages 18 or older who might be interested in attending, please send me their contact info or send them my contact info.  Our Club will sponsor them and pay the $375 fees for them to attend. NOMINATE a deserving 18+ year old that you know.

b.    The Youth Adventures In Leadership (YAIL) gives participants, ages 15-17, insight into some of the basics of what it means, and takes, to be a leader: to create a well-rounded individual with increased perspective and enthusiasm for growth, who is able to make informed decisions.  
YAIL will teach participants through a variety of exercises involving leadership and growth - to empower students to network, plan, and set goals. 

YAIL 2013 took place in mid January and our club sponsored an OHHS student. We will provide you information re the 2014 conference when we have it.

In the meantime, if you know of a good kid, ages 15 to 17 who might be interested in attending, please send me their contact info or send them my contact info.  Our Club will sponsor them and pay the fees for them to attend. 

2.    This is a bit, but not much harder.  Let's think about an Interact Club at OHHS.

Do any of you have kids or grandkids in the high school who might like to be charter members of a Rotary Interact Club at OHHS?

Would one of you/one of the parents like to start off as an advisor to the Interact Club?

If we have a couple kids and a parent or two then we can ask Dwight if we can get a faculty advisor and move forward from there.

Any interest out there?

George Saul
Cell: 206-228-0256