Area RYE Rejuvenation





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Wauneta-Palisade, NE

Total Budget: $625

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: RI Youth Programs (Youth Exchange, RYLA, Rotaract, Interact)

Summary: RYE stipend funds provided to a foreign exchange student in Wauneta/Palisade, NE during the 2019-2020 school year

A small, burgeoning club wishes to revitalize the RYE program in their area. The Rotarians of Palisade, NE, a satellite of the Rotary Club of Imperial, have embarked on doing just that. With help from the Imperial Rotarians and the District RYE Committee, this small club has gone through the process of being able to host a young Interactor from Brazil in the communities of Palisade and Wauneta, Nebraska in the 2019-2020 school year. As a young club, funds are limited at this time.

With this opportunity, it is the hopes of the local Rotarians, that relationships are built between Imperial, Palisade, and Wauneta with the reinvigoration of this program as a catalyst for a strong future relationship between them and other countries of the world, as Imperial once had exchange students in the past.

Both the Imperial and Palisade Rotarians have recently started or renewed Interact in their local schools, as well. The current RYE project has sparked future interest in at least one other student from the area.

The funds would be used as a seed to fund part of the foreign exchange student's monthly stipend during his stay. Further fundraising has begun to supplement the remaining money needed. ($100 per month of his stay=$900, $900-625=$275 remaining) Club members will be involved in hosting, counseling, and making sure his stay meets all of the Rotary requirements. They would also be involved with further fundraising the $275 needed for the balance of the 9 month stipend, with completion of this by December 2019. Members of the Palisade Satellite have committed to providing his cell phone and plan for the entirety of his stay as well.

This project will bring a part of world to the rural, Southwest Nebraska area, build understanding and goodwill, and bring opportunities for future relationships for Rotarians and community members.

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Imperial

Primary Contact: Stephanie Malcolm

Email: sodtownsundries@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Stephanie Malcolm

uploaded PDFs of Club MOU and IRS Form 990


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Stephanie Malcolm.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Stephanie Malcolm.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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