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4-H students present to Noon Rotary

Washington (noon) Rotary Club heard from high school students Henry Jennings and Carleigh Findley who recently completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. Organized by Rotary International, District 7720, the program was recently held at the North Carolina 4-H Environmental Education Center in Columbia. Jennings and Findley were sponsored by Washington (noon) Rotary, and the students were delighted to tell the club members about their experience and how they benefited.

According to the RYLA Conference website, “RYLA’s intent is to encourage students to be more effective servant leaders. RYLA is not a camp intended to teach leadership skills (it is assumed that the students in attendance already possess those skills), however the following topics naturally arise in the course of RYLA activities and discussions: fundamentals of leadership; ethics of positive leadership; qualities of a “servant leader;” importance of communication skills in effective leadership; conflict management and problem solving; building self-esteem and self-confidence; elements of community and global citizenship; Rotary’s purpose of service to the community and world.” For more information about RYLA, visit rylaconference.com/.

Washington (noon) Rotary consists of volunteers within Beaufort County dedicating their efforts to charitable causes both locally and those to which its parent organization subscribes. Each year, this local group has raised and disbursed funds to local non-profits through creative fundraising activities. For more information about Washington (noon) Rotary, visit washingtonnoonrotary.org/.