This September, Rotary District 6540 is planning a “Young Professionals Summit” designed for young Rotarians and Rotaractors.  Its goal is to have young professionals discuss the challenges and identify solutions concerning how to involve younger professionals in Rotary. Additionally, the Summit will seek to amplify the young professionals’ positive experiences so more of their colleagues can discover Rotary and its rewards and opportunities. 
The Summit also welcomes and needs District and Club Leaders to participate.  If you are the president, past president, or president elect/vice president of your club, or involved in District 6540 leadership, please consider applying to attend this Summit. Just visit and click the “Applications for District Leaders” button at the bottom lower right of the home page.  Please contact Jason Daenens, Summit Coordinator, with any questions at or (260) 312-3265. 
Meanwhile, you are urged to encourage your younger members (under age 40) to apply!  This event is specifically targeted for them.
Details about the Young Professionals Summit follow:

·       Date: Friday evening September 23 to Sunday afternoon, September 25

·       Location: YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Brookston, Indiana

·       Lodging: Provided at the Camp

·       Cost: $30 application fee; attendees are responsible for travel expenses

·       Meals: Rotary will provide Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch

·       Process: Through a facilitated discussion called Appreciated Inquiry, participants will discover what’s working now, identify solutions to challenges, and amplify the positive experiences.

·       To apply: Complete the application at, where the young professional will share information about his/herself, the club, the district and Rotary experiences, and create a short video (under 3 minutes) that introduces the person’s strengths, unique story, what he/she will bring to – and bring back from – the Young Professionals Summit

·       Who qualifies: The individual must be a member of a Rotary or Rotaract Club in District 6540 and be between the ages of 20 and 40

·       Who should apply: Young leaders who are committed to Rotary, passionate about taking action, and eager to connect with others who feel the same way

·       Deadline: The final registration deadline is Sunday, September 11, 2016

District 6540 leaders will be on hand to help facilitate the Summit and listen to and discuss issues with Young Professionals.
Space is limited! Please encourage the young professionals in your club to enroll today!
Thank you!
Jason Daenens
District 6540 Membership Chair
(260) 312-3265