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District 6510 Annual Conference
Youth Scholarship Sponsorships
November 2nd & 3rd, 2018
During the 2016/2017 school year, I had the distinct honor of representing District 6510 (D6510) as a Rotary Youth Ambassador. The year I spent in Slovakia (D2240) made an undeniable impression in my life. I gained a broader understanding of the world and formed lasting connections with Rotary. But none of the amazing experiences and personal growth which transpired during my year abroad would have been possible without the support of Rotarians.
In the past year since my return I have spoken with numerous student groups and clubs to promote youth exchange. I see the eager and excited eyes of students who truly wish to embark on the journey of a lifetime which is exchange. But for many students, the cost of exchange is a financial impossibility. Even foregoing optional excursions (which limits student growth and understanding of the world), basic costs easily top $6,750 (and sometimes more depending on region). My family was very supportive of my exchange, however, without support from the district scholarship committee, my host and sponsoring clubs, my exchange would not have been possible.
I am writing today to encourage the members of District of 6510 to give in support of the District 6510 Youth Exchange Scholarship. The basic tenet of Rotary is to make our community and world a better place and we can accomplish those goals and so much more through our support of youth exchange. I've spent this summer working (before college) and with my appeal to you I have also enclosed a pledge of $30.00 towards the D6510 youth exchange scholarship. It’s not much, but it is what I can give, and I encourage each of you to give what you can. Will you join in me in support of D6510 youth exchange? Imagine the world we can build by bridging and connecting cultures one exchange student at a time.
Forever yours in Rotary,
Juliette E. Lingle
D6510 Outbound to Slovak Republic D2240