Youth Service

Youth Service, Director Mark Santiago

High School Scholarship/Student Guests, Chair James Gerwels

  • Members: Kristi Granados, Patty Groth, Sue Groth, Mary Ellen McKay, Mel Parish, Bob Seaton
  • The youth committee develops an awareness of Rotary among high school seniors by hosting students from each high school at club meetings during the school year.  The committee also selects one of the monthly student representatives from each school to award a college scholarship. 

Interact, Chair Tessa Valadez

  • Members: Greg Fant, Kristi Granados, Patty Groth
  • The Interact committee coordinates our club’s support of Interact clubs at area high schools. 

Rotary Youth Exchange, Chair TBD

  • Members: Cornell Menking, Don Niewold
  • The international youth exchange committee provides opportunities for high school students living in the greater Las Cruces area to spend a year as guests of Rotary clubs in other countries, and opportunities for students from other countries to spend a year in Las Cruces as guests of our club.  Rotary youth exchanges foster understanding of other cultures and international friendships.  Rotarians and non-Rotarians may serve as host families. 

RYLA, Chair Kristi Granados

  • Members: Blaine Goss, Bill Wheeler
  • The RYLA committee organizes, promotes, and coordinates the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program for our club.  District-wide RYLA camps for high school junior boys and girls are held annually to recognize school and community leaders.  The committee works with the program from student selection through the camps and any follow up. 

(updated May 22, 2016--please contact me if you see errors or omissions)