Justin Phillips to become D7980 Youth Services Chair on July 1st

Justin Phillips from the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club will assume full Chair responsibilities for Youth Services (formerly known as New Generations) beginning July 1st. He steps in the shoes of outgoing New Generation Chair Julie Reppenhagen and outgoing Youth Exchange Chair Alan Hurst as he consolidates and focuses this newer avenue of service even more….Read More→

District 7980 2013-14 Youth Services Conference

A group of district leaders and youth representatives from Rotaract, Interact, RYLA and Youth Exchange got together at Justin Phillip’s house today to discuss plans for the upcoming year. Many exciting changes were talked about for the upcoming year. The energy level was high. Thanks to: Justin Phillips (Westport Sunrise), Dave Ullman (North Haven), Jennifer…Read More→

Inbound Youth Exchange Picnic in Monroe 09-08-2013

The Monroe Rotary Club hosted a nice picnic for the D7980 Inbound Exchange Students today at the YMCA facility in Monroe. The picnic was attended by the Inbound Youth Exchange Students, District Youth Services Leadership and many of the Host Families. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in…Read More→

Advanced Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (ARYLA) wraps up in Norwalk today

Chair Justin Phillips and his team of 10 concluded their 2nd annual successful ARYLA in Norwalk Connecticut today. The 4 day program had 30 participants which engaged in rigorous team & skill building activities and a business plan competition. ARYLA takes a fresh and inspiring approach to leadership for young professionals between the ages of…Read More→

RYLA Planning Meeting in Stratford Today

About 15 young facilitators from Youth Services came together today at the Homewood Suites in Stratford today to plan for the upcoming RYLA event which will take place at the end if this month at Camp Hazen in Chester. RYLA participants will sleep in cabins, engage in team exercises, enjoy a bonfire, make new lifetime friends, grow,  learn…Read More→