Rotary District 5890
Greater Houston Area

Rotex In District 5890

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Rotex = Former Rotary Youth Exchange Students
While not an official Rotary program, Rotex are alumni of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.  They meet for fellowship, do community service projects and support our District 5890 Rotary Youth Exchange program through promotion and involvement at the orientations for Inbound and Outbound exchange students.


Rotex District 5890 2016-2017 Leadership includes:
Committee Chair:  Jenna Buscemi, jenna.buscemi@gmail.com
Secretary:  Laura Knutson

Meeting Location: 
The 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month
Café Express, 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard (near the Galleria), Houston, TX 77056

For more information, please email us at: 
Rotex5890@gmail.com or click here to visit our Facebook page
     

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Our Rotary District 5890 Rotex members welcome all former Rotary Youth Exchange Students to come join us!
Together, we help current Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Students feel welcomed to the USA, and we help the students selected to be Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Students for experience overseas.   

Click here for a link to the Rotex D5890 Facebook Page
Click here for the Rotex Photo Album

For more information about Rotex District 5890, please email us at:  Rotex5890@gmail.com

What is Rotex?
As Rotary Youth Exchange Students, these young leaders were ambassadors and represented their Rotary clubs, their Rotary districts, Texas, the U.S.A. and Rotary while they were abroad.  Once they return home, they are members of an elite, international group called Rotex. 

Although not an official program of Rotary International, Rotex serves as a social and support group for students involved in Youth Exchange, and they are active in many local community projects.  One main objective of ROTEX is to help local "Outbounds" (students selected to be Rotary Youth Exchange students) prepare for their exchanges abroad and also help their local "Inbounds" (foreign
Rotary Youth Exchange students from other countries living in the USA) get comfortable with their surroundings and schools in their host countries.

Many ROTEX's run camps or events for their Inbound students to help them get a better experience while in the host country. In some countries, they are advisers on the Rotary Youth Exchange committee for the District to help provide a younger opinion to the committee.  While Rotex is only a relatively new concept, Rotex clubs and associations are appearing rapidly around the globe and there are now Rotex clubs or associations in most of the countries that participate in
Rotary Youth Exchange program.  These Rotex students also join Rotaract clubs which is Rotary's service organizations for 18-30 year olds interested in serving others and career development.

The Goals of Rotex Are:
1. Network and bond with other former exchange students.
2. Help Rotary promote the program - finding and recruiting new exchange students.
3. Help Rotary with the process - interviewing and attending exchange student orientations.
4. Hang out with future and current exchanges student on their year.
5. Stay involved with Rotary.