Local Bishop McDevitt Student Gains Leadership Skills
(Left to Right) Stephen Finley (President of Bishop McDevitt High School), Maura Gouak, and James Moore (President of the Rotary Club of Abington at Edge Hill).
Maura Gouak spoke to the Rotary Club of Abington at Edge Hill on May 2,
2013 about her experience at this years RYLA weekend (Rotary Youth Leadership
Association) sponseored by Rotary District 7450 at the Freedom's Foundation
in Valley Forge, PA. She discussed her weekend with members and guests of
the Rotary Club and the full agenda of activites for the weekend. Maura
also told us about the experience of interacting with the Rotary Youth Exchange
Students from around the world (High School Students), as well as the Rotaract
(College Age) and Interact (High School Age) students she met there. Topics
discussed included anti-bullying, peace and conflict resolution, and other
Rotarians at Work Day - April 27, 2013
On Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, Rotarian members from the Rotary Club of Abington at Edge Hill met at the North Hills Gateway Garden to do some spring clean up as part of a world wide "Rotarians at Work Day" to emphasize and show Rotarians working in their communities making the world a better place because of Rotary's focus on our communities and the world.
This Years Dinner at Ronald McDonald House being Planned for Near Future
Rotary International’s Programs
Global Networking Groups encompass Rotary Fellowships (vocational and recreational interest groups) and Rotarian Action Groups (groups focused on service activities). The more than 90 Global Networking Groups are open to all Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors.
Interact is a service organization organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for youth ages 12-18. It has more than 12,300 clubs in 133 countries.
Rotaract is organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development, and service among young adults ages 18-30. There are more than 8,000 clubs in 167 countries.
Rotary Community Corps (RCC) are groups of non-Rotarians who work to improve their communities. There are more than 6,800 RCCs in 78 countries, all organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs.
Rotary Friendship Exchange encourages Rotarians and their families to make reciprocal visits to other countries, staying in each other’s homes and learning about different cultures firsthand.
Rotary Volunteers allows Rotarians and other skilled professionals to offer their services and experience to local and international humanitarian projects.
Rotary Youth Exchange offers students ages 15-19 the chance to travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full academic year. Rotary clubs and districts sponsor and host about 9,000 Youth Exchange students a year.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) are seminars sponsored by clubs and districts to encourage and recognize the leadership abilities of youth and young adults ages 14-30.
World Community Service (WCS) allows Rotary clubs and districts from at least two countries to implement community service projects together.
The Rotary Foundation also offers several programs, such as PolioPlus .
Learn more in Rotary Basics.