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Parole Rotary Sponsors Broadneck Exchange Student to Brazil

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 By: Gene Deems
Sara Oliver, a 17-year-old Rotary Interact student at Broadneck High School.Sara Oliver, a 17-year-old Rotary Interact student at Broadneck High School, has just arrived in Sorocaba, Brazil to begin a year living and studying sponsored by the Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis). Even though she graduated from Broadneck in three years, her schooling will be the equivalent of the second half of her junior year and the first half of her senior year in Brazil.

Sara began her application process two years ago, but it was postponed because of the pandemic.
Brazil was not her first choice, but she has accepted Brazil with open arms and is very excited about her adventure.

Sarah’s mother, Mrs. Randy Oliver, accompanied her to the club’s July 12, 2022, meeting and Sara was introduced by Ric Myers, the District Youth Coordinator.

Sorocaba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo located in the southern part of Brazil. Its climate is subtropical, and her seasons there will be just the opposite of ours in the Northern Hemisphere.

The club solicits online applications from local Interact and Rotaract clubs, although non-affiliated students are also eligible. Applicants are asked to list up to five countries in order of preference, they are then interviewed by club and district members, and the final decision in matching the student with a country is made by the district taking availability and potential restrictions into consideration.

To sponsor an exchange student the club needs to express interest to Ric Myers at the district level and pay $1,000 to the district for each sponsorship. The funds are used by the district for the administration of the youth programs.After selection the exchange student is administered by the club while the district provides supervision, guidance, and training. Applications are made available early in August each year and must be submitted by the end of October. During the exchange period both the district and the club stay in touch with the student, and the student is requested to submit monthly reports.

The Parole Rotary Club will be sponsoring another exchange student starting on August 20. This will be a student from Indonesia who will attend Broadneck High School. She will be introduced to the club at the August 23 meeting.Share

New Officers and Directors Inducted

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 By: Barbara Jean Chamberlain-Skinner
Every year, from top to bottom, Rotary changes its leadership teams. Rotary International gets a new president. Changes are made at the regional and district levels. And all of the 46,000 local clubs around the world install new officers and directors.

And so it was with the Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis). John Murkey, previous president of our club and 7620 District Governor, was the presiding officer at the July 12, 2022, meeting and installed 5 new officers and 5 new directors. Below is the slate of new officers and directors who will serve, lead and keep the Rotary wheel turning for our club during the next 12 months.

President                                                                            Prue Clendenning                           
President Elect                                                                  Gene Deems
Vice President                                                                   Alan Hay
Secretary                                                                             Tom Haffacker 
Treasurer                                                                            Ed Kumian
Director-Foundation                                                       Mike Roblyer
Director-Community Service                                       Jodi Hillmar
Director-Club Administration                                      Wendy Rhule    
Director-Youth Programs                                              Michelle Weisberger
Director-Public Relations                                              BJ Skinner
Immediate Past President                                            R. Scott Gregory

John reminded us of the words of Paul Harris written years ago, “This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary will have to be rewritten again and again.” This is still true today, and he challenged our new president, Prue Clendening, in her key leadership role to meet these changes.

Prue, in her following remarks, vowed to meet the challenges ahead, and is looking forward to a successful year with the help of her fellow officers and directors.
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Parole Rotary Club's Books for International Goodwill

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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