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Subject: Adopt-a-School: Norquay elementary
(Posted on Nov 30, 2012 at 05:26PM by Jack Zaleski)
Vancouver Rotary Club treasurer Bill Dauphinee, shown at his office in Vancouver on Thursday, says the Computer Assisted Learning Solution that the club supports ‘gets a kid’s reading level up by two or three years in a very short time.’

Adopt-a-School: Norquay elementary ‘very grateful’ for Rotary support


Vancouver organization’s donations have fed students and improved literacy, computer skills

Subject: Youth PRograms
(Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 08:52PM by Jack Zaleski)
The Rotary Club of Vancouver supports many Youth Programs including Interact, Rotaract and RYLA. The Club also sponsors 2 secondary school scholarships per year to assist students in reaching post secondary education.

The Youth Committee creates awareness of Rotary by providing young people with opportunities to attend Rotary sponsored programs where they work together, enhance their knowledge and skills and personal development.  Click here for more information.

The Computer Assisted Literacy Solution - the committee has completed its evaluation of this program and the results are very encouraging.  See ourvideohere. Click here to read more. District 5040 also supports the CALS program.  Click here to see their Newsletter

In 2005, the Committee launched its much-anticipated Stay in School Scholarship Program. Each year, this program will award scholarships of $7,000 to two deserving students entering Grade 10 at Gladstone Secondary School.

Updates from Youth Committee Board Meeting Chair Mr. Terry Gunderson, April 2012
  • Rotaract Club of Vancouver (meets at UBC): held successful events at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House for Halloween and Christmas, arranged a Professional
  • Development day in February for secondary school students, with two speakers from our Rotary Club, Paul Martin and Theodor Tonca, is planning another international project this year in the summer, in Thailand, if the air fares are reasonable.
  • Youth exchange: Steffen Scherer from Moers, Germany, will complete his exchange program in June.
  • The outgoing exchange student, Adam Muir, is in Mexico.
  • RYLA South:Our club sponsored two students from Burns Lake to attend the very successful RYLA South conference held at Camp Jubilee in the Indian Arm of Burrard Inlet.
  • The attendance for the conference in late March 2012 was about 100 students, which was a new record for attendance.
  • Stay in School Program:I have attached John Bathurst’s earlier summary report. Two students selected for a total of $14,000 in scholarships.
  • Adventures in Citizenship.Doug Bevan and Don Kavanagh arranged for two students to fly to Ottawa in early April to attend the Adventures in Citizenship program.
  • They have been asked to speak at our Rotary Club meeting about their experiences in Ottawa. Interact Club:Unable to start a new club this year.
  • Short term exchange program (STEP):Last summer two students, one from Delta and one from Spain, gave a talk to our Rotary Club about their experiences.