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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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Rotary

News from Rotary Internation

International

15 June 2007

A

Presentation

for the

2007 YEO

Presented By:

Christine Evans

Youth Exchange Supervisor

Preconvention

Meeting

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News from Rotary International

New Faces in Rotary Youth Exchange

  • Catie Baetens, Program Coordinator: General Youth Exchange, Publications, Newsletters, and Preconvention Phone: (847) 866-3383 Email: [email protected]
  • Marie Robinson, Program Correspondent: General Youth Exchange inquiries Phone: (847) 866-3421 Email: [email protected]
  • For all Youth Exchange staff: [email protected]
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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
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News from Rotary International

RI Publications and Resources

  • E-Newsletter
  • 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
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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
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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
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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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