Two local Rotary clubs have partnered with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to help groom the leaders of tomorrow. The Rotary Club of Sandpoint and Ponderay Centennial Rotary Club will host what they’re calling a “Mini-RYLA” event for students in a weekend program set for Nov. 2-4.
Rotary Club of Sandpoint-Youth Exchange Day-February 7, 2018
Pictured from left to right:
Aaron Cole, Tanner Kohal, Olivia Ederstrom, Pierce Smith, Abigail Hendricks, Taylor James
Live Speakers:
Aaron Cole – outbound to Germany, 2016-17
Tanner Kohal – outbound to Sweden, 2016-17
Olivia Ederstrom – inbound from Sweden, 2017-18
Pierce Smith – Club Youth Exchange Officer
Abigail Hendricks – outbound to Netherlands, 2018-19
Taylor James – outbound to Denmark, 2018-19
Gabriela Alarcon – inbound from Chile, 2016-17
Greta Caratozzolo – inbound from Italy, 2016-17
Daniel Chen – inbound from Taiwan, 2016-17
Logan Buckhout – outbound to Denmark, 2017-18
The Rotary Club of Sandpoint celebrated the Youth Exchange program at its meeting on February 7, 2018, hearing from last year’s students, this year’s students, and next year’s students.  The Club’s participation in the program was reactivated for the 2015-2016 school year with one inbound student from France.  In 2016-2017 the Club sponsored 3 outbound students to Chile, Germany and Sweden, and hosted 3 inbound students from Chile, Italy and Taiwan.  For 2017-2018 the Club is sponsoring one outbound to Denmark, and hosting one inbound from Sweden.  In 2018-2019 the Club is sponsoring 2 outbound students to Denmark and the Netherlands, with 2 inbound students come from, well, we don’t know yet.
On January 24th the Rotary Club of Sandpoint presented a check for $8820 to The Village Green and The Book Trust. The Village Green was represented by Karen Quill and The Book Trust was represented by Erika Weiss.   The funds will help fund the Book Trust program in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Each student from kindergarten through third grade will receive a $7 credit each month to purchase books of their choice to take home and share with their family.  Check out the link below the photo for more information about Book Trust.
The Rotary Club of Sandpoint was delighted to help this outstanding group of students represent the United States in the Design for Change Conference held in Spain this past November.  Check out their story in the archived articles from the Bonner County Daily Bee.
Come hear them in person at the February 21 Club Meeting.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant District Governor
Director 2016-2019
Director 2016-2019
Director 2016-2019
Director 2017-2020
Director 2017-2020
Director 2018-2021
Director 2018-2021
Director 2018-2021
Rotary Foundation Chair
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Public Relations Co-Chair
Public Relations Co-Chair
Youth Services Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Scholarship Chair