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New Generations Service


New Generations Service, also known as Youth Opportunities, recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Pictures Show Olympic Spirit

The shadow of a cyclist depicts the Olympic spirit.

Daniel Spence led the field when he won the Rotary Young Photographer of the year competition in Southam. This is the first stage of a National competition organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.  

Young Chef Winners

Emily and Chloe

Twenty-three young people from Southam College took part in the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition.  Students were asked to cook and present a two course meal costing less than £10.  The presentation had to be timed to perfection as the judges gathered.  These included Mike Gaffney (Rotarian and Mayor of Southam), Mr Eadon (representing the College) and others from the Rotary clubs involved.

District Council 21st September 2011 - Summary

IPDG David Butler presented his Personal Governor’s Citation to:

  • Rtn. Malcolm Overend – Development/Training within 1060 and his help at Assembly
  • Rtn. Mike Deathridge – help on PR/Communications and with DG’s Newsletter
  • Rtn. Jan Denning – voluntary work on dentistry in Kenya and Shelter Box Week for Japan.

A Chain for Youth

The Junior Chain is presented in Solihull

 As the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull (Rotarians Ian & Sheila Courts, of the Meriden Club) prepared to hand back their chains of office, they decided to leave the borough a brand new piece of jewellery – a “Junior Mayoral Chain”.

The junior chain will be available for borough schools to use during their youth council meetings – it will be worn by the chair of the meeting – to help them learn about local democracy.

Youth Councils are a common feature of most schools now and the Mayor and Mayoress have even taken part in one school council meeting during their year in office. They have also been fascinated, and very impressed, by their many meetings with children and young people and the quality of debates that they have hosted in the Council Chamber, involving not just schools, but also scout groups and others.

Rotaract raise £700 for Rugby based charity Hope4

Rotaractor present cheque to Hope4.

Rugby Rotaractors have presented a £700 cheque to Hope4. Hope4 is a local charity who help the homeless and accommodationally challenged.

Well done Rotaractors.

District Service Projects Committee

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EH

 Agenda is attached for Rotarians.

Gap Year Students

Contact: 
John Dugmore

Many young people these days are seeking to broaden their experience by undertaking voluntary work, in under-developed countries, during school vacations. The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 appreciated that these trips can be costly for the student and has certain funds available to offer donations to suitable candidates.

Dictionaries For Schools

Contact: 
Jim Sleight

This project is aimed at younger pupils in local primary schools. Each year, the Club has donated special Rotary versions of Usbourne Dictionaries to all pupils in their last year at the schools.

Young Chef

Contact: 
Alan Mudd

In conjunction with Southam College and local businesses we organise the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef competition. We organise the local heat at the college. The winner goes on the the Midlands heat and maybe to the national final.

Mock Interviews

Contact: 
Jim Sleight

Members act as interviewers and provide valuable feedback on these days at Southam College and help the sixth form pupils to prepare for the real thing..

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