Elevate the Leader in You

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LCP Diana Rose Rivera
Rotaract Club of Carmona

Youth participation is relevant for a dynamic change in these trying times. The power of the youth through their voices, capabilities, and actions is essential to build a better community. Shaping the role of the youth is one of the focuses why Rotary Club’s engagement in the community is active and innovative. Rotary clubs will continue molding youth leaders as time goes by.  

On September 18, the Rotary Clubs of District 3810 conducted the virtual and interactive District Interact Assembly with the theme of “Elevate the leader in you” through Zoom. In this extraordinary event, the opportunity to be together with all Interactors of the district, ages 12-18 years old, was important in developing an individual’s leadership skills. This assembly aimed to positively lead the young generation to discover the power Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

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The District Interact Assembly focuses on training and activities to nurture the skills of the Interactors. It provides an elevation of leadership for connecting youth energy in a positive direction despite the pandemic. It fosters long-term visions in preparing the Interactors in community engagement and to be a leader.

The assembly was hosted by the Rotary Club of Carmona headed by the leadership of Life Changing President of the club, LCP Patrick Delaroso with the support of the Rotaractors from Rotaract Club of Carmona headed by their LCP Diana Rose Peralta-Rivera and the leadership of District Rotaract Representative Leah Camille Detruz. The event was conducted by following the safety procedures and quarantine protocols. Since it was virtual, technical difficulties were resolved with no adverse effect. The collaborative efforts of everyone were vital in successfully conducting the event.

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The said event was participated by 43 co-host clubs with Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and guests. It provided excellent talks and new knowledge about Interact leadership. The district featured honorable guest speakers in different fields of leadership. The program had high engagement in the different sessions. 

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The speakers shared their leadership experiences and in serving the community. The morning session dealt with leadership understanding about emerging youth leaders and building confidence. The speakers featured DG Robert Koa, DIC Princess Encabo, PDG Liza Elorde, ChP Bismarck Simundac, and LCP Dingdong Dantes.

In the afternoon session, the participants engaged in seminars divided into three breakout rooms. These breakout rooms provided relevant topics regarding leadership development.  Each room created a friendly and empowering discussion. The following are the topics presented and their guest speakers

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Rotary Branding – PP Oliver Alvarez 

Rising, keeping and spending funds – CP Charlie Chua 

Building Partnership – Mr. Louie De Real 

The second part of the afternoon session had parallel sessions on the essential aspects of interactors’ leadership with the following topics and speakers.

The Impact of Pandemic to Youth – DAD Girlie Segubre

Elevate Leadership in the New Normal – PP Mennen Gonzales 

Attracting Members – DFD Gia Ciriaco 

Maximizing Online Tools – AG Cheska Acuin 

Bringing a sense of service through leadership for the young generation is one of the missions of the Rotary community. Indeed, this event is not only for developing young leaders but also to continue serving the community. Interactors are examples of a powerful youth for ready for the next generations.