Zach Green Gives Update on Mountain Alliance
Zach Green, Director of Mountain Alliance gave an update on their program to Rotary Members at last Monday’s meeting. Growing Leaders through Service, Adventure & Experience is their mission. Zach said: “Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Caving, Mountain Geography & Team Building are some of the programs that help high schoolers become better citizens and leaders”. During last year they sponsored 121 trips & programs, 875 student programming days, 1263 student service hours and, of course every school day mentoring. Any student can utilize the program from Valedictorian to a student struggling with drugs or grades. All are welcome, according to Zach. Hospitality House, Hunger & Health Coalition, Local Farms, River Cleanup and many other areas have all benefited from the assistance these students provide in their learning experience.
President Shelby Diachenko Tells About Their “Stop Hunger Now” Initiative
The “1st Annual Stop Hunger Now” event will be hosted by the Rotaract Club of ASU along with the Blowing Rock, Boone Sunrise, & Boone Rotary Clubs. Kenneth Wehrmann, Chairman, & Shelby are hoping to have 50 volunteers to package in excess of 10,000 meals. Several have already signed up for the event which takes place April 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reich College of Education Building on ASU campus, The Bryce & Izonia Gordon Gathering Hall, room 124. Kenneth will be providing additional details in an email to the membership.
Student of the Month Leann Blackburn
Leann wants to learn to become a Pediatrician. “I love kids and I want children to get healthy and stay healthy’, she says. Leann plays on the volleyball team at school. Leann said: “I am honored to be selected by my teachers and appreciate the award and the money presented by the Blowing Rock Rotary club”.
RYLA Award Winners
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a Leadership development program run by Rotary. This year’s winners are Maggie Gilleskie and Elena Russell.
RYLA award winners were selected by the board of directors of our club. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including
● Leadership fundamentals and ethics
● Communication skills
● Problem solving and conflict management
● Community and global citizenship