RICHMOND HILL, GA – January 21, 2016 The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is demonstrating its support for the next generation of Rotary by hosting young local Interact Club members at the Inaugural Leadership Conference. The Conference will be held on January 30th at The Suites at Station Exchange in Richmond Hill from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Many Rotarians have stepped up to share their expertise. Rich DeLong, President of the Rotary Club says, “It may be one of the greatest things we do as Rotarians to help develop future leaders.” Richmond Hill High School Interact Club has four main areas of focus for its members. Members will connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, make international connections and discover more opportunities to connect with Rotary; including Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange. The Interact Club carries out two service projects a year. The two service projects are developed to help the school or community and the second to promote international understanding.
The conference will kick off with breakfast and opening remarks on Qualities of Great Leaders. Sessions will be led by Byron Atkinson, Rotary Grants Chair and Director of Boost by Design, Brad Brookshire, Rotary President Elect for 2016 and Vice President of Ameris Bank, Mary Arocha Rotary High School liaison and Executive Director of YMCA Coastal Georgia as well as current President and Executive Director of The Suites at Station Exchange, Rich DeLong.
Rotarian Byron Atkinson says, “I’m very excited about our Rotary Leadership Conference. We have amazing young men and women in our Interact Club, which is why we feel this is a good idea. We have the opportunity to guide these emerging leaders and help them become the best role models, right now. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if we learn as much from them as they learn from us.”
Rotarians are focused on setting the example and “Being a Gift to the World”. Through this leadership conference as well as many other projects and programs, 2016 is sure to be an impactful year in Rotary.
For more information on Rotary Club of Richmond Hill visit https://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/ or for information on the RHHS Interact Club visit http://rhhs.bryan.k12.ga.us/extracurricular/clubs/interact_club