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Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle! 

I have just put another week of the Image Rotary Tour 22/23 in the books. It is truly inspiring to see all of the great work that our clubs continue to do in their communities. I certainly can not wait to restart the tour next week.

As we move into the start of the upcoming school year (yes, it is hard to believe that it is that time), I wanted to remind everyone of some of the excellent youth programs offered by Rotary:

1. Interact - does your local middle or high school have an Interact Club? Interact is a great way to introduce young people ages 12-18 to the power of Service Above Self. Contact Janie Whaley to learn more. For those clubs currently sponsoring an Interact Club, make sure that Janie has the current contact information of the sponsors so that we can continue to share information throughout the year.

2. RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is live and in person this year!!! After a 3-year hiatus, RYLA will be taking place at Bradford Woods from October 21-23, 2022. This program emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth for exceptional young men and young women. Please contact Loren Snyder if you have any questions or know of a young man or young women who would benefit from this great program.

3. Rotary Youth Exchange. - Rotary International did open up for travel on July 1st. Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges are for students ages 15-19 and are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. Let us know of any students who would benefit from this life-changing experience and would like more information as we look to send and receive students for the 23/24 academic year. Contact Rowena Cross-Najafi for more information.

As always, please make sure to share with us your Rotary Stories. Our District PR team of Chad Dimmitt and Gretchen Ross are there to assist in getting your story out through our website and social media pages and Bettye Dunham through our district newsletter.

In Rotary Service,

Lance Eberle
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023

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