The Rotary Club of Delta held its annual raffle drawing during Deltarado Days. Cash awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 were raffled in Cleland Park.
The winners were each presented with a check and while one winner is from out of state, two individuals attended a Rotary meeting to collect their winnings.
Rotary is a volunteer organization of over 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. About 32,000 Rotary clubs exist in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conducting projects to address today's challenges including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations. The Rotary Club of Delta has issued many scholarships since its inception as well as provides assistance to various families as needed. Tara Suppes and Cruz Arias from Delta High School just attended the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary's leadership training program for young people, in Glenwood Springs. They recently spoke to the Delta Rotary about their experience and their speech was truly worthy of a standing ovation.
RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth, and aims to demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth; provides an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders; encourages leadership of youth by youth; and recognizes publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Every member present at last week's meeting went away with a sense of pride and joy to see their efforts toward the club benefiting these incredible young students.
For additional information about the Rotary Club of Delta or to attend an upcoming meeting, contact Kevin Keefer, president, at 874-4241.blog comments powered by Disqus