Youth Service

Youth Service Chair

Darin Arrasmith
Darin Arrasmith moved to the Conejo Valley in 1978 and has lived, worked and served the community since that time. Darin began working for Westcord Commercial Group in 1987 as portfolio manager. He successfully manageed, leased, sold and financed all types of properties in California and Texas including residential houses, apartments and condominiums, Office, Industrial, Retail, Medical and Flex properties. He left Westcord on good terms and co-founded multiple real estate based companies, he has managed large and small firms through several economic swings. Darin has owned and operated Newbridge Real Estate Services, a private corporation that has enjoyed a successful relationship with Westcord Commercial Group since 1999. Westcord Commercial has served the Southern California market since 1967 by developing, brokering, and managing all types of real estate. Darin has a vast experience as a menu of services including, brokering residential and commercial properties, commercial leasing and all aspects of real estate finance. Darin and his wife, Lydia, have 4 children. Darin has lived in the Conejo Valley since 1978 and has been a member of the Thousand Oaks Rotary Club since 2003. He served on the Board of Directors two times and has served Rotary in the following ways: Foundation Board of Directors. Youth Services Director, RI Foundation chair, Youth Leadership, Youth Exchange, Interact, Street Fair, holiday gifts for homeless and foster children. He became the Director of Rotary District 5240’s RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in 2005 and has successfully run the event since that time. He formed the RYLA scholarship program awarding students college scholarships for their achievement’s as leaders. Darin is a Paul Harris Fellow, a recipient of the Wilfred A. Rothschild Award for his contributions to youth in the community and a 2 time recipient of the Bob Morrison award for Service Above Self. He teaches public speaking at RYLA. He is a 3 rd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, A 2 nd degree Black Belt in Kilatkamot and a 1 st degree Black Belt in Sikaran and a 3 rd degree brown belt in Doce Pares Eskrima. He has also trained in 3 other styles of martial arts and is a substitute instructor with an emphasis in self-defense. He enjoys playing with his family, snowboarding, offroading, playing guitar and
Youth Service is Rotary's commitment to the future. By encouraging, mentoring, and empowering our youth today, we are creating a legacy that will allow Rotary to continue its mission to see that all men and women of this world are given the opportunity to lead their lives in health, safety and prosperity.


Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) are Rotary sponsored programs that allow each club within the District to structure their own unique approach to Youth Service. Rotary also sponsors Global Scholars and Peace Fellows with the aim of empowering and educating young people to give back to their communities and the world.
District 5240 has a team of very dedicated Rotarians who have all found their "Rotary Moments" in working with our youth. We are here to help, encourage, offer information, advice, all to help pave the way for new youth service clubs and help older clubs thrive.