Rotary Service Opportunities Are for Everyone (Dec 2, 2011)
Interact clubs for high school students, sponsored by local Rotary clubs, provide young people with an opportunity to participate in meaningful service to the community, the nation, and the world and thus learn about the many rewards of service. Rotaract clubs for college-age students, including community-based clubs, and Elderact clubs for senior citizens, especially those living in assisted living communities, also further this initiative of expanding Rotary service opportunities. In this interview, Rotarian Roger Risko, (Poughkeepsie-Arlington) creator of RadioRotary in 2008, describes how traditional Rotary clubs sponsor these other forms of Rotary service and the beneficial effects of the clubs for young and old. Over the years, Mr. Risko has been District Chair and Advisor to this initiative, expanding such clubs in the Hudson Valley. Elderact, like RadioRotary, was one of Mr. Risko’s innovations.