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Rotary. News from Rotary Internation. International. 15 June 2007. A. Presentation. for the. 2007 YEO. Presented By: Christine Evans Youth Exchange Supervisor. Preconvention. Meeting. News from Rotary International. New Faces in Rotary Youth Exchange.

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International

Rotary

News from Rotary Internation

International

15 June 2007

A

Presentation

for the

2007 YEO

Presented By:

Christine Evans

Youth Exchange Supervisor

Preconvention

Meeting


International

News from Rotary International

New Faces in Rotary Youth Exchange

  • Catie Baetens, Program Coordinator:General Youth Exchange, Publications, Newsletters, and PreconventionPhone: (847) 866-3383Email: [email protected]

  • Marie Robinson, Program Correspondent:General Youth Exchange inquiriesPhone: (847) 866-3421Email: [email protected]

  • For all Youth Exchange staff: [email protected]


International

News from Rotary International

RI Publications and Resources

  • Now Available:

    • Updated promotional materials

    • Abuse and Harassment Prevention Training Manual

  • Coming in 2007-08:

    • Youth Exchange Student Certificates

    • Youth Exchange Handbook

    • Primer for Students

    • Primer for Host Families


International

News from Rotary International

RI Publications and Resources

  • E-Newsletter

    • Sign up: [email protected]

    • WANTED: Your Photos and Stories

  • Youth Exchange Officers Directory:Ask District Governors-elect if they have sent their appointments to RI


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Youth Exchange Certification

Certification Update

  • THANK YOU for all of your hard work – We’re almost there!

  • 30 June 2007: Certification deadline to continue planning exchanges in 2007-08

  • Provisionally certified districts may complete any exchange planned before 30 June 2007

  • even if not certified for 2007-08.


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Youth Exchange Certification

Assistance in completing 2006-07 certification

  • “Certified pending review” status

  • Incorporation and liability insurance temporary waivers for districts experiencing obstacles until June 2008.


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Youth Exchange Certification

Common certification misunderstandings

  • FALSE: You need to sent official incorporation/insurance forms or copies of volunteer affidavits.

  • FALSE: There is no flexibility in the requirements.

  • FALSE: Districts can refuse to meet a requirement without providing an alternative for approval.

  • FALSE: Certification = Background checks

  • FALSE: Provisional certification = Certification / meeting minimum requirements


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Youth Exchange Certification

2007-08 Certification

Certification for 2007-08 Rotary year:

  • 2007-08 District governor and district chair signature confirmation

  • Forms for already certified districts will be sent soon; other districts will receive once they are certified

  • Requirement to update RI if any changes, including changes to policy


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Youth Exchange Certification

Certification beyond 2007-08

  • Post-2008 Re-certification process:

    • Staggered process – 3-5 year cycle

  • New procedures:

    • Collection of student data

    • Program evaluations


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Youth Exchange Certification

Ensuring Future Success

  • With RI:

    • Keep RI staff updated on progress and any problems

    • Communicate concerns to RI Youth Exchange committee

  • Within your area

    • Benefit from policies and procedures developed by other districts


International

Youth Exchange Certification

Ensuring Future Success

  • With exchange partners:

    • Encourage partners to implement policies for protection of the youth you entrust to them

    • Make sure exchange agreements are clear before student leaves home

    • Communicate concerns promptly


International

RI Youth Exchange Staff

[email protected]

  • Christine Evans, Supervisor: 847.866.3422

  • Catie Baetens, Program Coordinator: 847.866.3383

  • Marie Robinson, Program Correspondent: 847.866.3421


International

Rotary

News from Rotary International

International

A

Presentation

for the

2007 YEO

Preconvention

Presented By:

Christine Evans

Youth Exchange Supervisor

Meeting


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