District 6960 Rotary Youth Service

Holly Kobie
District 6960 Youth Service Chair

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)

Our District is part of the Ohio-Erie Multi-District Exchange Program. The program stretches from Canada to Florida. They have a great website with a lot of information on the Rotary Youth Exchange information at oerye.org.

Click here for the application to be an Outbound Student


District Youth Exchange Chair Mark Moody markbyrdmoody@gmail.com
Inbound Coordinator Lucrecia Valdez-Garcia valdezgarcialucrecia@yahoo.com


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a teen leadership experience for High School Students to come together for a weekend with community leaders and speakers, and learn more about the Rotary Way. There is a focus on:

  • Communication and Problem Solving Skills
  • Strategies for becoming dynamic leaders in their schools and communities
  • Learn from Community Leaders, inspirational speakers, and Peer Mentors
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

District 6960 Program chairs for 2023-2026:

Tess Brennan Tessbrotary@gmail.com
Dennis Wallace  Dennis@wallacelawfl.com

This year's RYLA weekend will be held March 7th-10th, 2024 at the Lake Placid Convention Center in Lake Placid, Florida

For Clubs:

For Candidates:



Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders (S4TL)

SEMINAR FOR TOMORROW'S LEADERS is a leadership seminar sponsored by Rotary Districts 6890, 6950, and 6960. S4TL. It is open to high school students who have completed his/her Junior year and will be returning as a Senior. Approximately 160 Rotary sponsored delegates from more than 100 high schools participate in this program. 

The 2024 Session will be held at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. June 16th through the 22nd, 2024. Daily activities include exciting lectures, discussions, rap sessions, and demonstrations of those principles which enable an individual to lead others. (Students will also get a taste of college dormitory life). Read the Fact Sheet for more information. Applications and additional items can be downloaded below.

District 6960 RYLA board members are listed below. Please reach out with any questions.

Tom Norton

Charles Marsee

Colleen Howe

Ronnie Kirby

Delegate Application

Application Checklist

Fact Sheet

What to Bring to S4TL

S4TL Brochure

Reservation Letter

Reservation Request 


District 6960 Rotary Interact Clubs

Rotary clubs can sponsor Interact Clubs in Middle or High Schools. Interact Clubs can energize and inspire young leaders, ages 12-18, through service and encouraging them to become responsible global citizens.   Sponsor clubs can help Interact members identify their unique skills and interests plus form plans for service, leadership and personal growth. 
Here are links to some guides for both sponsors and interact members:
District Interact Chair  
Sherry Penfield slpenfield@yahoo.com


6960 District Governor

Alfred Current
District Governor, 2023-2024

Area Governors
Anthony Power
Area 1

James Fabry
Area 2

Alison Hussey
Area 3

David Rice
Area 4

Joe Timm
Area 5

Charles Marlowe
Area 6

Dennis Guzik
Area 7

Sue McConnell
Area 8

Judy Bennett
Area 9