Nolan Miller and Allacyn Rogers
Nolan Miller and Allacyn Rogers

The Sheridan Rotarians entertained twovery special young people this past Tuesday evening — Nolan Miller and Allacyn Rogers. Both are juniors at Sheridan High School and were chosen by school administrators to enhance their leadership skills by attending the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program at Camp Tecumseh in northern Indiana.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13 to 30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs in their communities and attend this leadership program which is run by the home club's district committee. This is the 7th year Sheridan Rotary has sent students to the two-day event. At the Rotary meeting on Tuesday, Nolan and Allacyn reported on their activities, including the friendships made, challenges overcome and leadership concepts learned. Sheridan’s Rotarians could not be more proud of these two outstanding young people.

Rotary has a long history of interaction with youth in a club’s community. RYLA is a Rotary leadership program and aims to help young people become more competent and compassionate leaders in our world. Interact Clubs function in high schools for middle and high school age youth and Rotaract Clubs are aimed at college and young adult age people. And the Rotary Youth Exchange program is a foreign exchange student program through which young people live with host families in foreign countries for a year. And lest we forget, please be aware that as many American youth go to other countries as youth from foreign lands come to America through this program. 

Sheridan Rotary has formal meetings the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month with dinner and an interesting guest speaker. The remaining Tuesday evenings are reserved for business meetings and community projects. Meetings are held in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library located at 103 West First Street in beautiful uptown Sheridan, just on the country side of Hamilton County, Indiana. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and guest speaker programs are generally open to the public beginning at 6:45 p.m. For further information please contact (317) 758-5201) or visit Steve Martin at the library.