May is Youth Service Month
When I was very young and Mother's Day came around, I used to ask my mother "when was children's day?" She, as all mothers do, told me that "every day was children's day!"
While Rotary International has designated May as Youth Service Month, in truth every month is Youth Service Month.  In my travels around District
5240, I am overwhelmed by the commitment of the Rotarians in our district to the youth of their communities.  We have over seventy-five Interact clubs where each week, Rotarians help students learn about the joy of giving back.
We hold ethics days and financial literacy days to help them prepare for the future.  Rotary Youth Exchange offers the opportunity to learn about other cultures by living them. Our district's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards changes the lives of hundreds of future leaders. We build self-esteem and confidence by entrusting third graders with dictionaries - often the first book they have owned. We tutor, we mentor, we support, we engage. Now is a great time to recommit to your support of the Youth Serviceprograms of your club.  Get involved.  Make a We make a difference in the lives of the next generation and in doing help ensure a  more peaceful world to come.
Yours In Rotary Service,