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Orofino, ID  83544
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July 2017
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Twenty-eight people attended the July 21st meeting of the Orofino Rotary Club. Three people were visitors including the guest speaker, Tyslee Chen.
                                      Tyslee Chen
Following the usual opening with a Thought for the Day, Pledge of Allegiance and club announcements, Tyslee Chen spoke about her July 1-8th participation in this year’s RYLA Camp in Castlegar, BC on the grounds of Selkirk College. RYLA is the acronym for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Youth who attend this program do so on scholarships from Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5080.
                                                                            The Rotary RYLA Logo
Open to youth ages 18-25, and using a small-group format with presentations and lots of opportunity for group discussion, the youth look at the following topics: Keys to understanding ourselves and others; The importance of communication in effective leadership; Elements of community and global leadership; Goal-setting; Motivation; Styles of leadership; What makes an effective leader; Group dynamics; Ethics; Critical thinking; and Rotary's purpose and service to the community. On the surface, the topics look formidable, but by the 3rd day of games and other group activities, the attendees begin to feel comfortable, and end up finding the experience to be literally life changing.
Tyslee graduated from OHS last year, and while in High School was active in the Rotary Interact Club sharing the Presidency with Ashley Smith. She and other Interactors attended the 2015 District Conference in Nelson B.C.  Tyslee is now a student at the University of California, Davis, majoring in Pharmacological Chemistry.
Ashley Smith and Audriel Anderson accompanied Tyslee to RYLA along with approximately 70 other young men and women from Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and South Eastern British Columbia.
                                        The 2017 District 5080 RYLA Class
                              RYLARIANS FROM OROFINO
       Audriel Anderson                    Tyslee Chen                  Ashley Smith
Using photos from her time at RYLA, Tyslee became somewhat emotional at times as she showed the club members the activities in which the group participated as she recalled anew the effect that RYLA had on her life. In response to a question, Tyslee thought that the most important concept that she took from her experience was how important it is to establish effective communication with others.
The District 5080 RYLA is known in Rotary for its emphasis on ethics as understood by using Rotary’s Four Way Test.
In 1932, Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test. This test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings: The test, asks the following questions: “Of the things we think, say or do Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
                                  Herbert J. Taylor
Tyslee says in their discussions of ethical situations, they frequently relied on the 4-way Test to help solve ethical problems. 
Thank you, Tyslee Chen, for your confident and interesting presentation. Good luck on continuing to achieve most of the 100 goals you drew-up for yourself as was urged for everone who attended RYLA.
During the meeting, the attendees considered the following club announcements: 1) The consideration of 1 new member and 2 affiliate members. 2) Danielle Hardy reviewed the proposed project to construct a viewing terrace at the soccer field behind the elementary school. 3) Club President Lynn MacEachern reminded everyone of The Rotary BBQ and Campout scheduled for Aug 26 at Deyo Reservoir.
                                                                 Deyo Reservior
4) Rotary will cleanup along the Ahsahka Road at 8 am, next Saturday.
                                                         MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!
And last, 5) Night Force will sponsor a motivational talk by a nationally recognized Speaker, Steve Gilliland, Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30 am. This will be followed by a noon luncheon.  (If you can attend, please notify Teri Bolling ASAP so that a head count can be made for lunch.)
Remember: “He Profits Most Who Serves Best.” (Rotarian Arthur Frederick Sheldon, 1911.)
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