Fri, Nov 15, 2019
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jimellenEllen Renk, daughter of Peru Rotarian Jim and Cathy Renk, shared her HOBY experience with us.  HOBY stands for Hugh O'Brien Youth leadership.  Ellen expressed that she could not have enjoyed this life-changing experience more.
Our Rotary group sponsored her trip along with other area businesses.  Ellen was inspired by the event she participated in and made friends from all ends of the globe.  Her excitement and enthusiasm was apparent throughout the presentation.  Available only to students between sophomore and junior years, HOBY is committed to empowering youth, leading them and teaching them to be leaders, and encouraging all participants to excel in life.  Read more at
Here are a few HOBY facts: guided more than 375,000 since 1958, approximately 400 students from around the world participate annually in HOBY's World Leadership Congress, and more than 4,000 volunteers annually contribute one million hours of service.
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  1. A member of this Rotary Club sponsored your membership.
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    • that you are an outstanding leader in your vocation
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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster.

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
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  4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
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