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New Generations


New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary's youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are service-minded young people involved in Rotary Club and district activities.


Past Rotary International President Luis Vincent Giay coined the term New Generations when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in the organisations' programs and activities. At the 1996 Rotary International Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he said: "Our vision for the future, now more than ever, is the difference between success and failure. The New Generations are our investment in the future. Let us begin to build that future today."


New Generations Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activites, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. 


Mt Eden Rotary supports youth and young adults in their development, as follows:


RANZSE - Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange

2011 Aislinn Faulkner (NZ); Rhiannon Herbert (Australia)

2014 Ella Little (New Zealand); Isabelle Goodwin (Australia)


RIYE - Rotary International Youth Exchange

2012 Tiegan Roise O'Brien (To Germany)

2012 Paula Di Doi (From Argentina)

2018 Andre Munro-Wilson (To France)


RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award

2012 Michael Leon

2013 Ellery Marsh

2014 Ben Moimoi

2015 Francis Hwang

2017 Liz Meade

2018 Saif Fawzi


RYPEN - Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment

2013 Tiegan Roise O'Brien


Outward Bound Scholarship Assistance

2012 Conor Kelly

2013 Antoinette Jowitt

2015 Matthew Milner

2018 Charles Morton

2018 Ruby Lawrence

2020 Luke Barley

Other Assistance

2019 Laura Mooney

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