Posted by Ken Erdelt on Jul 01, 2019
Sherrie Whittemore introduced four of the Club’s eight 2019 RYLANs who were in attendance at the meeting today: Ashley Wojcik, (Hopkinton); Alexa Hughes, (Framingham); Jessica Franks,(Hopkinton); and Fariha Fardin, (Hopkinton). The students shared their perspective from the RYLA experience. All were very positive about the event and used words like “life changing” and “best experience” and “love” to describe what and how they felt.
They discussed their intent to continue to support Rotary and Community Service activities and spoke of creating Interact clubs in their school. In fact they shared their ideas for community service projects they would like to pursue including: sending letters of encouragement to people in rehab; assembling school “survival packs” that would include supplies of health and hygiene products for high school students; creating dog and cat toys for animals in shelters; and Operation Baby Blanket – to refurbish donated blankets – and provide them to mothers and babies in need.