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Rotary to offer New Generations Service
WEST POINT – Rotarians have long been committed to serving youth in their communities. The work of Rotary is divided into five Avenues of Service. The New Generations Avenue of Service acknowledges the exceptional work that Rotarians do with youth and young adults. It also encompasses a fundamental idea: that every Rotarian has a responsibility to support the personal and professional success of young people while recognizing the diversity of their needs. At the 1996 Rotary International Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay coined the term New Generations when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in the organization's programs and activities. Giay said: "Our vision for the future, now more than ever, is the difference between success and failure. The New Generations are our investment in the future. Let us begin to build that future today."