Presentation on theme: "Internation al 15 June 2007 for the Presentation Preconvention A 2007 YEO Rotary News from Rotary Internation Meeting Presented By: Christine Evans Youth."— Presentation transcript:
Internation al 15 June 2007 for the Presentation Preconvention A 2007 YEO Rotary News from Rotary Internation Meeting Presented By: Christine Evans Youth Exchange Supervisor
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@example.com Marie Robinson, Program Correspondent: General Youth Exchange inquiries Phone: (847) 866-3421 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For all Youth Exchange staff: email@example.com
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 News from Rotary International
RI Publications and Resources E-Newsletter Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com WANTED: Your Photos and Stories Youth Exchange Officers Directory: Ask District Governors-elect if they have sent their appointments to RI
Certification Update Youth Exchange Certification 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.
Assistance in completing 2006-07 certification Youth Exchange Certification “Certified pending review” status Incorporation and liability insurance temporary waivers for districts experiencing obstacles until June 2008.
Common certification misunderstandings Youth Exchange Certification 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
2007-08 Certification Youth Exchange 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
Certification beyond 2007-08 Youth Exchange Certification Post-2008 Re-certification process: Staggered process – 3-5 year cycle New procedures: Collection of student data Program evaluations
Ensuring Future Success Youth Exchange Certification 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
Ensuring Future Success Youth Exchange Certification 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
firstname.lastname@example.org RI Youth Exchange Staff Christine Evans, Supervisor: 847.866.3422 Catie Baetens, Program Coordinator: 847.866.3383 Marie Robinson, Program Correspondent: 847.866.3421
Internation al Preconvention Rotary News from Rotary International Presented By: Christine Evans Youth Exchange Supervisor for the Presentation A 2007 YEO Meeting