is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 14-18. Our Club supports the Interact Club at Mount Boucherie High School in West Kelowna.
The program allows young people to develop leadership skills while carrying out two service projects during the school year- one with an international focus and one for the local community. The club governs and supports itself, under the guidance of a Rotary member.
is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are usually community-based or university-based and are sponsored by a local Rotary club making them true “partners in service” and key members of the Rotary family.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
(RYLA, http://www.ryla5060.com/) is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar to discuss leadership skills and to hone those skills through practice. The District 5060 RYLA event is held at Naramata, usually in May and brings together up to 40 participants from the US and the Canadian side of our International District. The Rotary Club of Peachland has been an active supporter of the program for many years.
is a very popular Rotary program, which allows students ages 15-19 to experience another way of life by living abroad with a host family. The program is administered by Rotary clubs, districts and multi-district groups.
Our Club, along with the Westbank and the West Kelowna Daybreak Rotary Clubs, sponsors both an outbound and inbound high school student every year. The current outbound student is Laura Chapman who is spending the year 2013-2014 near Milan, Italy. Our inbound student is Joana Gasparini, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who is spending the year in West Kelowna and Peachland.
The application process begins in the Fall and the student leaves for the exchange year in the following August.
Adventures in Citizenship
The Club sends a youth, aged 16- 18, from our community to Ottawa for four days to be with 220 other students from across Canada and learn about our democratic institutions and to understand the responsibilities and privileges of Canadians. The trip includes visits to various museums, tours of the Houses of Parliament, and an audience with the Speaker of the House and the Governor General.