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Five Avenues of Service - New Generations Service
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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 serviceminded

young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.

Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay coined the term



New Generations

when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in the

organization’s programs and activities. At the 1996 RI 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 became Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service in 2010. It is

defined in article 5 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution:

New Generations Service



recognizes the positive change implemented by youth

and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in

community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich

and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

Rotary clubs should be committed to involving youth and young adults in their

vocational, community, and international service projects, and to providing programs

and resources that support them