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.

Youth Service Co-Chairs

Mary Paseta, Simi Sunrise Rotary
Dorina Timbol, Simi Sunrise Rotary

Rotary Youth Exchange


Rotaract Advisor

805-550-8970 (c)
Rotary Passport Club of the Central Coast

Rotaract Liaison

661-496-0856 (c)
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


Youth Protection Officer