Opportunities and Challenges
The Rotary FYI is an evolving vision. It goals and strategy are moving forward as we become more aware of the issues and solutions necessary to achieve success. This is a community-wide, systemic and comprehensive undertaking. It cannot be rushed. It has taken two years to achieve the current level of success. It appears that the Rotary FYI is at a critical point to continue embedding the process district-wide. There are both challenges and opportunities to be resolved and seized to exploit the initial and somewhat fragile, but significant, success of this new Rotary FYI.
The Rotary FYI has evolved to the point that fundraising is a high priority. The Rotary FYI must fully support the mentoring, schools, and 7-P strategies. Funds are needed and must be raised soon to allow Rotary FYI to provide this support. The RFYIBODs welcome and will appreciate financial assistance from the District Foundation, Rotary International, and private donor organizations. Funding and succeeding in this effort is a win-win for not only struggling families and at-risk youth, but also for every aspect of society.