For years there have been Four Avenues of Service: Club. Community, International and Vocational.
In 2010, the Rotary International Board approved New Generations Service at the fifth Avenue of Service.
- The 4 key programs under the New Generations Chair, Mark Eliot, are Interact, Rotoract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and the Rotary Youth Exchange
- We need to understand how the new Avenue of Service relates to the other four Avenues of Service.
- A recommendation for the Southern clubs has been made to refer to the 2007 Manual of Procedures – New Generations Section (pages 95-102) until the new Manual comes out.
- Rotarians need to know the costs related to the New Generations Programs. Chairs of the Interact, Rotoact and RYLA are expected to discuss the costs and benefits to the Rotarian by sponsoring these programs.
An Interact Club was formed in November 2010 from the Tustin School District High Schools. Cindy Speer is the Interact Club Adviser.
Other New Generation’s Projects:
- The Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club recognizes the Students of the quarter;
- Host vocal competitions whose winners advance toward the District level;
- Present Teacher Good Idea Awards;
- Arbor Days
- Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club volunteers deliver small trees to every third grade student in the Tustin Unified School District. In addition, the volunteer makes a presentation about the value of trees. Over 2,000 trees were presented to the third graders in March 2011.
- We sponsor “Read to Me,” Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary’s literacy project
- Our Club sponsors students to RYLA(Rotary Youth Leadership) camp each year; and
- Our annual Club Foundation Awards in June provide grants and scholarships to students and local service organizations.