Seoul Rotary Club

Founded in 1927

Welcome to the English speaking Rotary Club of Seoul

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Projects

About the SYLC

The mission of the Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC) is to recruit and maintain young, like-minded, service oriented community leaders who are between the ages of 18-35 years to enhance the quality of life of not only its members, but those we serve on both a local and global scale.

We aim to forge life-long friendships amongst each other and live by the Rotarian Principles of the Four-Way Test.

SYLC Monthly Meeting

(Visiting Roteracts & Other Young Rotarians)

We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm; please email Seoul Rotary Club (seoulrc@gmail.com) if you may wish to join our next meeting or event. 

 
Upcoming Events
 
Recent Projects
  • Event Flyer: 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    •  Friday, September 30th, 2016 - 7pm to 11pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • The Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC) cordially invited everybody to the "After work party (Charity Beer) event" in the Hidden Cellar, to support a SYLC charity event as our next monthly International Gathering.
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Monetary
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      • We sold our tickets for 10,000 KRW each.
    • Marketing
    • Facebook event reach: <TBA> people. 
    • Facebook event atendees: <TBA> people;
  • SYLC Project Team:
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  • Thank you to all the Rotarians that came to support:
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  • Comments or feedback? Contact us!
    • rotarysylc@gmail.com 
 

 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, September 20th, 2016 - 1:30am to 4:00pm KST 
  • Project Background:
    • Jungmin Kim (Ben) our CS (Community Service) chart got in contact with Aeranwon, a single mom's institution located in Yeondeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea and set up visiting schedule from our group (the SYLC) to be assisting them in taking care of the children from the institution.
    • Our group has the mission to help the single Mom's kid(s) in assisting them by teaching English, playing with the kids, and "babysit" their children.
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  • SYLC's Role:
    • Baby/Child sit;
    • Teach english to the children from the institution;
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    •  Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 - 7pm to 11pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • The Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC) cordially invited everybody to the SUMMERSIDE SEOUL, SYLC Charity Night @ Floating Island to enjoy a night of Rotary fellowship over beer, wine, cocktails, and musical/cultural performances under the stars at Han River’s beautiful “Some Gavit” building at Floating Island. All non-Rotary guests and friends are invited to join as well.
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Monetary
      • Our club's total profit was 1,404,580 KRW donated to the SYLC to be used for service/club projects.
        • We sold our tickets for 10,000 KRW each.
    • Marketing
    • Our Facebook event reached over 6,100 people. 
    • Attendance
    • 46 event attendees and 642 shared with;
  • SYLC Project Team:
    • Harry Kim, Vice President - Oversaw the planning and execution of logistics and operations for the event, coordinated volunteers, designed and printed advertisements for event.
    • Matthew Hinshaw, Co-President - MC for the night, and assisted with printing materials and volunteering the day of the event
    • Jiyon Shin, President - MC for the night, and assisted with printing materials and volunteering the day of the event
    • Ben Kim, Co-Vice-President - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food/drinks
    • Dan Kang, Programming & Professional Development Chair - designed poster
    • Debby Gu, Marketing Chair - set up Facebook event & Google Form, marketing, took photos, and connected SYLC with prospective doners by boosting our event on social media
    • Sandra Lee, Treasurer - coordinated payments/payees list, volunteered day of the event
    • Sayel Berrueta, Community Service Chair - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food/drinks
    • Jeehee Oh, Community Service Co-Chair - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food/drinks
  • Thank you to all the Rotarians that came to support:
    • Seoul Rotary Club - David Chang, Soon Chai Chun, Sugar Han - came out to support the event!! Thank you! :)
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us!
    • rotarysylc@gmail.com 
 

 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Friday, June 17th, 2016 - 07:30pm KST
  • Project Background:
    • Raymond Chetti (President of the SYLC FY2015-2016) did an awesome and inspirational Job, but the time has come for a new executive board (i.e. Election time!). As a tradition we're voting for the SYLC members that will become the new executive board members.
    •  
    • Welcome new executive board
    • http://portal.clubrunner.ca/12259/Page/board-members-(sylc)
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  • SYLC's Role:
    • Participate, meet awesome people, and enjoy the event!
    • Member election for FY2016-2017
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Friday, May 27th, 2016 - 08:00am KST 
    • Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 - 07:00pm KST (Closing ceremony)
    • (http://www.riconvention.org/en/seoul/schedule-highlights)
  • Project Background:
    • Rotary hosted their international convention in Seoul, South Korea this year.
    • All convention activities will be held at KINTEX unless otherwise noted.
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  • SYLC's Role:
    • Participate, meet awesome people, and enjoy the event!
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, May 21st, 2016 - 10:00am to 08:30pm KST 
  • Project Background:
    • Today we've had the honour of receiving our friends from the Rotaract Club of Guia in Macao to join us in our service.
    • Jungmin Kim (Ben) our CS (Community Service) chart got in contact with OpenHouse, a single mom's institution located in Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea and set it up a once in a month visiting schedule from our group (the SYLC).
    • This institution lacks of support from the government, specially because it hasn't been able in recent past years to help single Mom's to significantly improve the family situation as to give some sorts of financial independence means.
    • Our group has the mission to help provide means in which single Mom's can get their basic needs fulfilled as to be able to jump into a regular remunerated activity so they can provide for their families, and also to spread our club's legacy.
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  • SYLC's Role:
    • Babysit;
    • Talk to Moms;
    • Fellowship with Rotaracts from Macao;
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Sunday, May 6th, 2016 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • Thanks to the our dearest Rotarian Soon Chai Chun's invitation, our group made presence at the DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) for the event #DoDesignParty hosted by Perrier.
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Attendance
      • Approximately 15-20 people attended the event from our group.
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Sunday, May 1st, 2016 - 4pm to 7:30pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • We have done clothing swaps with DGal Shop, a fashion brand who promotes reusing what already exists rather than creating more waste;  We have invited all friends and family for this special Fashion for a Cause event at the DGal Style SHOP & SWAP Party at the Living Room Seoul in HBC. 
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Marketing
      • ​​​​​​​Our Facebook event reached close to 1,000 people. 
    • Attendance
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Approximately 33 people attended the event.
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us for further details at rotarysylc@gmail.com. 
 

 

What a great performance and charity collaboration with Seoul City Improv! Great show all in the name of community...

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Sunday, April 10, 2016
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7pm to 9pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • We co-hosted the event with Seoul City Improv (SCI), a comedy improv group that specializes in comedy performances. SCI provided the venue and put on the entire show (which was hilariously funny and entertaining!), while our SYLC team organized our club members to volunteer to handle logistics like ticket taking, assisted with promotions/marketing, brought snacks/drinks/refreshments, created the ticket system (Google Form), and created the Facebook event. 
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Monetary
      • Our club's total profit was 686,800 KRW to use for our #BetterSeoul project
        • We sold 176,800 KRW in food and beverage sales.
        • Ticket sales were 680,000 KRW (20,000 KRW per ticket)
          • Originally we had planned to split ticket sales 50% with Seoul City Improv, but, due to a change of heart the amazing group decided to donate 50% of their portion of the ticket sales to our club on behalf of our #BetterSeoul project! The amount which Seoul City Improv donated was 170,000 KRW.
          • SYLC's 50% of the ticket sales was 340,000 KRW. 
    • Marketing
    • Our Facebook event reached over 1,100 people. 
    • Attendance
    • 34 event attendees
  • SYLC Project Team:
    • Sayel Cortez, Fundraising Chair - handled on-site registration and payment, coordinated payments/payees list, managed cash-flow and ensured responsibility of cash
    • Jiyon Shin, VP & Fundraising Co-Chair - oversaw the planning and execution of logistics and operations for the event, coordinated volunteers, designed and printed advertisements for event.
    • Sandra Lee, Treasurer - coordinated payments/payees list, volunteered day of the event
    • Matt Hinshaw, Fundraising Committee Member - assisted with printing materials and volunteering the day of the event
    • Ben Kim, Community Service Chair - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food/drinks
    • Dan Kang, Programming & Professional Development Chair - designed poster
    • Ray Chetti, President - set up Facebook event & Google Form, marketing, connecting SYLC with Seoul City Improv and pitching the event idea
    • Jeehee Oh, Community Service Co-Chair - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food/drinks
    • Shauna McGee Kinney, honorary SYLC member ^^ - assisted with marketing & promotion of the event, super SYLC cheer leader! 
  • Thank you to all the Rotarians that came to support:
    • Seoul Rotary Club - David Chang, Seungmi, Cecilia - came out to support the event!! Thank you! :)
    • Saehanyang Rotary Club - Jungeun Lee - came out to support the event! Thank you for coming!!
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us!
    • rotarysylc@gmail.com 
 

 
 

Our first restaurant 맛집 fundraiser! Thank you everyone for coming out!!

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Thursday, March 23, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • As the main hosts of this event our team was responsible for all tasks ranging from marketing/advertising, and securing the venue.
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Monetary
      • We sold 586,000 KRW in food and beverage sales.
      • 50% of which (293,000 KRW) was split with the venue, Paco Loco.
      • We then received 168,000 KRW in generous donations from several event attendees that included Rotarians. 
      • Our club's profit was 461,000 KRW to use for our #BetterSeoul project
    • Marketing
    • Our Facebook event reached over 3,300 people. 
    • Attendance
    • 40+ event attendees throughout the evening 
 
  • SYLC Project Team:
    • Sayel Cortez, Fundraising Chair - organized the venue
    • Jiyon Shin, VP & Fundraising Co-Chair - oversaw the planning and execution of logistics and operations for the event, coordinated volunteers, designed and printed advertisements for event.
    • Sandra Lee, Treasurer - coordinated payments/payees list, managed cash-flow and ensured responsibility of cash
    • Matt Hinshaw, Fundraising Committee Member - assisted with printing materials and showing around #BetterSeoul board/advertising and marketing at the event
    • KJ Kwak, SYLC Member - assisted with soliciting feedback from attendees on #BetterSeoul project board, assisted with setting up
    • Ben Kim, Community Service Chair - assisted with setting up, taking orders, and distributing food
    • Dan Kang, Programming & Professional Development Chair - designed poster
    • Ray Chetti, President - set up Facebook event & Google Form, marketing
  • Thank you to all the Rotarians that came to support:
    • Seoul Rotary Club - Andrew Lee, David Chang, Rotarian Sohn, Seungmi - came out to support the event!! Thank you! :)
    • Saehanyang Rotary Club - Thomas Park - came out to support the event! Thank you for coming!!
  • Comments or feedback? Contact us!
 
 
 
 
 

 
4/3/2016 Update
 
Our SYLC hosted our 11th general meeting at ShareOne on April 3rd at 5pm KST and discussed what our community service would be. 
 
We counted the feedback we received from our video and #BetterSeoul board we passed around at our last Go MEXICAN for a CAUSE event results and we came to the conclusion that our club's focus would be on Rotary's fourth Area of Focus, Saving Mothers and Children. Please feel free to refer to our meeting minutes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-wQg3S8dF4mjRjP2PcatbdX0TamgVfiJfK_NGX133KA/edit?usp=sharing 
 
We are planning to reach out to facilities here in Seoul that help single mothers and will meet with them before May to discuss how we can help. So far we're looking into 마음자리, 열린집애란원. We will discuss the results of our meeting with a specific group at our next meeting on Sunday, May 1st at 5pm. Venue is to be announced at a later date. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/seoulrotaryclubyoungleadersclub/ 
 
 
 

SYLC GENERAL MEETING #11 (BETTERSEOUL) - http://portal.clubrunner.ca/12259/Event/sylc-general-meeting--11-(betterseoul)Photo courtesy of Antonio Fowl Stark

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
 
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#BetterSeoul Community Service Project / 봉사 프로젝트 (English comes after Korean)Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club...

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Monday, March 14, 2016
 
 

 
 
Want to go on exchange to Little Rock, AR, USA from August to September 2016? Then apply for the Rotary Club of Little Rock's Ottenheimer International Youth Program! 
 
 
Below, please find the requirements and benefits of being accepted to go on the exchange program! The application is at the bottom of this post. 
 
Requirements for Application:
  • Female aged 21-23 as of August 1, 2016.  (Please note that the Rotary Club of Little Rock alternates each year between young men and young women);
 
  • Be able to travel in late summer, typically around the first of August until the first of September.  These dates will be flexible to best fit the participants' school schedule; 
 
 
  • Be willing to make a brief presentation to our club about their home city and country, their families and about their trip to Arkansas;
 
  • Have an interest in learning about Arkansas and the United States;
 
  • Have an interest in meeting new people and making new friends.
 
Little Rock Club 99 will provide:
  • Round-trip airfare from Seoul, South Korea to Little Rock, AR;
 
  • Lodging and meals with Rotary families;
 
  • Sightseeing around the State of Arkansas;
 
  • Opportunities to explore the careers of Rotarians;
 
  • Airfare, hotel and spending money for a three-day visit to Washington, DC.
 
 
Rotary Club 99 of Little Rock, AR, USA has sponsored a program in which they host two college-aged students from a foreign country for four to five weeks to promote international goodwill and fellowship.  This program is unique to our club and is called the Ottenheimer International Young Adult Program.  It is the longest-standing committee of Club 99, established by a grant from member Gus Ottenheimer in 1948. It is funded through the Ottenheimer Foundation and our Club 99 Foundation.
 
Each summer, Club 99 hosts two young people to travel to our state and stay with Rotarian families for approximately four weeks followed by a three day trip to Washington, DC before returning home.  This gives the young people an opportunity to learn about American culture as we experience it in Arkansas and also gives our Rotarians the chance to learn about our visitors' culture.  All expenses are paid by Club 99; your clubs or District are not expected to pay for this program. 
 
Our committee selects a country and region to invite applicants to our program and this year we have selected South Korea.  In past years we have hosted young people from New Zealand, France, Czech Republic, Canada, Wales, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Slovakia, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, England and Tanzania.
 
Apply Here:
 
 
 
 
 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1056255451097537/

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Thursday, December 17, 2015
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7pm to 10pm KST
  • SYLC's Role:
    • As the main hosts of this event our team was responsible for all tasks ranging from marketing/advertising, recruiting the artists, soliciting sponsors, selling raffle tickets, and securing the venue.
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • We raised 1.8 million KRW in donations from this event; 50% of which was donated to Doctors Without Borders. 
    • Our Facebook event reached over 5,500 people. 
    • We were able to have a Korea Times & KBS publish an article and feature us on their news network.
    • ​​​​News/Media Coverage/External Links:
    • SYLC Project Team:
      • Matt Hinshaw, Fundraising Committee Member - the idea for the event came from Matthew, served as the main event organizer and donated 2 million KRW to rent the theater
      • Jiyon Shin, VP & Fundraising Co-Chair - assisted with logistics and operations for the event, coordinated volunteers, designed and printed advertisements for event; assisted with coordinating MSF
      • Sandra Lee, Treasurer - coordinated payments/payees list, managed cash-flow and ensured responsibility of cash
      • Jihee Kim, Asst. Treasurer - volunteered and helped with registering on-site attendees
      • Ben Kim, Community Service Chair - volunteered and assisted with managing day of the event tasks
      • Harry Kim, VP & Membership Chair - coordinated with MSF Korea and volunteered day of the event 
      • Ray Chetti, President - set up Facebook event & Google Form, marketing for the event
      • Gendis Naskoshi, Co-Chair Professional Development/Programming - volunteered the day of the event and assisted with logistics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Special thank you to our sponsors and partners for helping with this event!!- Beverages: Perrier / Snapple- Raffle...

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Friday, November 20, 2015
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 2pm to 8pm KST
  • Project Background:
    • Our club organized a charity art fair where we recruited local artists that pledged to donate a portion of their sales to charity, in this event charity meant the Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC). Of the total profit, our club received, our club members voted on how to split the donations among two charities that are working to improve the lives of Korean children in both South and North Korea.
      • Helping Underprivileged Children in South Korea 

        Donations were made primarily to the “Blue Bird Volunteer Program” by We Start, consisting of underprivileged children from low-income, multicultural families, or families only with grandparents.

        The Blue Bird Volunteer Program funds these underprivileged children to volunteer to help the even more unfortunate in the society! This program encourages the disadvantaged children to be part of the society, making positive change,raising their self-esteem and sense of ownership in this society.
         
      • Helping Feed Malnourished Children in North Korea

        Donations were made to help malnourished children in North Korea by Minsana (민사나 (민족사랑나눔)). Every $1 dollar (1,000 won) will feed a starving or malnourished child for one day. $7 (7,800) will feed a child for a full month!

        It just takes one week for a child to show weight gain and about 1 month for most children to enter a healthy weight!
    • We recruited over 20 different artists to participate in this art fair. 
 
  • SYLC's Role:
    • As the main hosts of this event our team was responsible for all tasks ranging from marketing/advertising, recruiting the artists, soliciting sponsors, selling raffle tickets, and securing the venue.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, October 3, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • Project Background:
    • Our group participated in Habitat for Humanity Korea's project in Jinju to construct a house on Saturday, October 3rd. We installed a few dry-walls for a house's living room. 
    • First we were given a presentation and brief orientation about Habitat Korea by a staff member. Afterwards, we went straight to work to install the dry walls. 
    • While our main purpose was to participate in Habitat for Humanity we also attended Jinju's annual Namgang Yudeong Festival, the city's largest festival. We saw a bunch of nice lanterns, fireworks, and ate some good food. 
    • Before going home we ate breakfast at one of the city's best restaurants - Hayeonok (하연옥)
 
  • SYLC's Role:
    • Help install dry-walls for housing that is meant for low-income earning individuals and families
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • n/a
 

 
 
 

Our team helped serve 170 poor and homeless at one of Seoul's shelters nearby Seoul Station. Some of the feedback we...

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Friday, June 19, 2015
 
 
  • Project Date: ​
    • Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10am to 2pm KST
  • Project Background:
    • Our team helped serve 170 poor and homeless at one of Seoul's shelters nearby Seoul Station.
    • Some of the feedback we received from the volunteers at the shelter was definitely heart-felt. Hopefully we can visit them sometime soon!
  • SYLC's Role:
    • Serving food to over 170 poor/homeless
    • Cleaning the feeding room after lunch time
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • n/a
 

 
 
 

Event Hosts:Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders ClubSamdong InternationalSponsors:Club Freebird2Korea FM ....

Posted by Seoul Rotary Club - Young Leaders Club on Saturday, August 8, 2015
 
  • Project Date:
    • Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:30pm to 3am KST
  • Project Background:
    • Our group co-hosted a fundraising rock concert with Samdong International's Seoul branch in order raise money to buy books for children at the Xienkhouang-Samdong Friendship School in Saylome Village, Laos. A new library was recently built, however, they had no money to fill their library with books. 
 
  • Co-marketed and promoted the event; 
    • Our Facebook event reached over 8,100 unique users
  • Assisted with managing the event the day of:
    • Selling raffle tickets
    • Managing the bake sale table
    • "Manning the door" 
  • Event Results & Outcome
    • Between donations, ticket/bake/raffle sales, we successfully raised over 1.2 million KRW that can be used to buy books