Youth Service

Youth Service is Rotary's commitment to the future. By encouraging, mentoring, and empowering our youth today, we are creating a legacy that will allow Rotary to continue its mission to see that all men and women of this world are given the opportunity to lead their lives in health, safety and prosperity.


Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) are Rotary sponsored programs that allow each club within the District to structure their own unique approach to Youth Service. Rotary also sponsors Global Scholars and Peace Fellows with the aim of empowering and educating young people to give back to their communities and the world.
District 5240 has a team of very dedicated Rotarians who have all found their "Rotary Moments" in working with our youth. We are here to help, encourage, offer information, advice, all to help pave the way for new youth service clubs and help older clubs thrive.

Youth Service Chair

Past President of the Tehachapi Rotary Club, currently serving as Sec/Treas and Youth Service Chair.  A RYLA counselor for the past 5 years, she has also been the Interact Advisor at Tehachapi High School for the past 8 years. 

Spent her career as a teacher at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA.    Named “Teacher of the Year’ by several organizations, and elected to the Los Alamitos H.S. Teacher’s Hall of Fame.  Taught classes ranging from AP English to Drama.  Established “Griffins With a Mission”, a student/faculty project to educate students about diversity and provide training for all in-coming freshmen.  Directed close to 40 drama productions from West Side Story to The Odd Couple.  Was the advisor for a song/cheer program of 60-70 students who competed and were named as National Champions over 7 times.

Joe Joyce, District 5240 Interact Chairman
Member pictureMadelyn Stringham, Rotaract Chairman
Member pictureRonda Werner, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
Member pictureJim Eaton, Youth Protection Officer