“I just wanted to once again thank you for your sponsorship support assisting me in funding my trip to Atlanta and the Rotaract Preconvention. In short: amazing, fantastic, phenomenal!” stated UC Rotaractor Andrew Anthony.
“Not only was I able to meet new Rotaractors and Rotarians from around the world, but I was able to rekindle friendships and connections with Rotaractors that I have not seen in many years (such as my beautiful friend Maggie whom I had the pleasure of meeting at International RYLA in 2014). These are the friendships and connections which truly make me feel the warmth of the global Rotary network.
I enjoyed hearing from RI President John F Germ and of course incoming RI President Ian Riseley.
One key lesson I took from the event was how to step into the ‘next level’ of leadership. The session discussed how leadership continues once a person finishes in their role, as they continue to mentor their successors. This is extremely pertinent to my current situation as I support Edie (RCUC President 2017-18) to lead our University of Canberra Rotaract Club to continue amazing work in the community.
Yes, I have thought of myself as a leader, but only now do I see myself as a mentor; someone who can assist others to find their strengths and qualities to continue bringing connection, service and assistance to our community. I am excited to begin stepping into this mentoring role now that I have returned.
Other highlights include some amazing tips surrounding outstanding sustainable projects which I will definitely be taking back to our club. It was also an opportunity for me to identify areas I still would like to develop, such as conflict resolution skills.”
I look forward to seeing you all soon.