Today we were inspired by the USAF refueling pilot, Greg Olkowski. Greg spoke about taking what you are passionate about and using it with a purpose to make an impact on others.
Greg had a passion for music, which fueled him to excel. That music passion took him to enroll in the Air Guard band, which lead to an interest in flying, which in turn lead him to the Air Force.
Greg discussed the importance of using your time, money, and talent to give of yourself to mentor others and to make a lasting impression and impact on others (just as Rotary believes in, "Service Above Self".
Thank you Greg for inspiring us today and for serving our country.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. In District 7500 (Monmouth, Burlington & Ocean Counties, NJ) RYLA participants are always selected from high school students, usually from Sophomores and Juniors, but sometimes exceptional Freshmen are chosen, and on very rare occasions, high school Seniors have been sent.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to
Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
Encourage leadership of youth by youth
Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
District 7500 has been conducting RYLA programs since 1995 and has gained a reputation among Rotarians and educators around the country as one of the best RYLA programs in existance.
There are two main reasons why our program is so exceptional:
First, we truly believe that this is a Youth Leadership program and trust that concept so much that most of our program is delivered and facilitated by our own RYLA graduates. Each year the very best and most enthusiastic RYLA participants try out for a spot on our staff team. Only the very best are selected and they tend to return year after year, getting better and better with each year's experience.
We firmly belive that nothing in the world is perfect; which is great! Because that means everything in the world can be improved. And every little aspect of everything. We spend many, many hours each year examining our program in minute detail, to find as many ways to improve it as we can. Every year we implement dozens - if not hundreds - of improvements to make our program better in myriad ways.
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Visiting Rotarians can Make-Up with Medford Sunrise
If you are a member of another Rotary Club and missed your regularly scheduled meeting, please feel free to join us on Wednesday morning to make-up.
We look forward to seeing you bright and early!