Posted by David Lariviere on May 11, 2018
Dorene Shirey, Medina High School Counselor, was recognized last night by the Rotary Clubs of Medina and Medina Sunrise, Past Rotary District Governor Jack Young, Assistant Governor Kevin Wermer, and Medina Rotary President Bob Basich for her outstanding participation in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
Promoting peace around the world since 1927, Rotary Youth Exchange is part of The Rotary Foundation's $3 Billion life-changing sustainable global projects.  RYE is accredited by CSIET and the U.S. Dept. of State and offers 9,000 scholarships each year in 80 countries: Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. 
"We are proud to nominate Dorene Shirey as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow," stated Assistant Governor Wermer, "in appreciation of her tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. She will join other men and women whose leadership and vision make a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond, through their time, talents and treasure."
Those attending the award ceremony included: Pong Udomrattanasirichai - Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Thailand, who was the guest program speaker; Jim Shields, Kris Quallich & Julie McCabe - Medina City Schools Administrators; John, Sue & Clara Watkins - Rotary Youth Exchange Family; and David & Beth Vogelgesang & Emilio Correa (Chile) - RYE Family.
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