About Our Summit

Younger Rotarians, from ages 20 to 40 are already leaders in their communities. These leaders come together to exchange ideas and take action. They energize their clubs, and are catalysts for change. The Young Professionals Summit will give approximately 1 to 3 of these leaders, per club in District 6540, a unique opportunity to share their thoughts, reflect on their stories, and exchange ideas. Further, as a part of this Summit, these young leaders will work with the leadership in their Rotary district to create a plan of how to make current and new Rotary clubs more relevant to the needs, desires and purposes of younger professionals.

Through a facilitated discussion called Appreciated Inquiry, all participants will be a part of a process to discover what’s working now, identify solutions to challenges, and amplify the positive experiences so that more young professionals can discover Rotary, and Rotary can continue to evolve and grow.

The Summit will take place at the YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, and the process will be facilitated by Rotary Leaders from District 6540 and other districts from across the country. Rotary leaders are encouraged to nominate young leaders to apply for one of the limited seats at this Summit hosted by Rotary District 6540.

This opportunity is made possible as the result of a very generous Renew Rotary grant provided through Rotary Young Professionals Campaign.

Who Should Apply

We’re looking for leaders — committed to Rotary, passionate about taking action, and eager to connect with others who feel the same way. You’ll arrive at the Young Professionals Summit with lots of stories to tell about the positive change you’ve created in your club, your district, and your community. You lead by doing, and, regardless of what Rotary title you hold, you’re someone who inspires and mobilizes others. You’re the kind of person who thinks that a problem is an opportunity in disguise, and you help other people to see the world that way, too.

Space is limited for this summit. For this reason a limited number of slots will be available per club within district 6540.

As a young professional applicant, you should also be:

  • A Rotarian or Rotaractor in good standing between the ages 20 to 40 years old
  • A member of a Rotary or Rotaract Club in Rotary District 6540
  • Able to attend the Young Professionals Summit on September 23rd – 25th in Brookston, Indiana.
  • Enthusiastic about the positive experiences you’ve had in Rotary and what Rotary can offer others
  • Honest about your friends’ perceptions of Rotary, your club’s ability to attract young professionals, and our common challenges
  • Committed to creating a more engaging Rotary environment in your club, district, and region
  • Able to complete this application and video or photo submission by August 15, 2016. September 9, 2016 -Extended. (Final)
  • Able to respond to our team’s emails, questions, and deadlines promptly– before and after the summit

Club Leaders are also encouraged to apply! That includes Club Presidents, Club Board Members, Club Committee Chairs, and more!

Cost & Details

Arrive on Friday night, September, 23, 2016 (Registration 4pm-6pm, Welcome Reception 7pm)

  • Summit begins Saturday morning, September 24, 2016 at 9am (Breakfast at 8am)
  • Summit ends Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2016 at 4pm
  • Summit will be held at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana
  • Lodging will be provided at the camp
  • Remember, this is a closed event. Only applicants selected to attend will be allowed to attend this summit
  • Attendees will be responsible for their own travel costs
  • Rotary will cover the costs of the six meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner – Sunday breakfast, and lunch), the program, the venue, and lodging
  • There is an application fee of $30.00 (To be invoiced separately)

Once we have received your application and you have been confirmed to participate in the summit, the following is provided when participating in the program:

  • Innovation and design sessions facilitated by Rotary Leaders
  • All events begin Saturday morning and end Sunday afternoon
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided by Rotary
  • Sunday breakfast, and lunch provided by Rotary
  • Networking with other Rotarians and your district leaders
Application for Young Professionals
Application for District Leaders

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The Summit will be held at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Exact details will be sent out to participants.



Can I apply to attend the Summit?
Yes, Rotarians can apply! Please note the different age requirements and bits listed on the site.

I was not selected to participate or I missed the application deadline. Can I still attend?
Unfortunately no. We apologize but this summit is only open to selected participants.
Who is this summit being sponsored by?
The Rotary Young Professionals Summit in Indiana is an official program of Rotary District 6540 and is supported by Rotary International’s Young Professionals Grant.


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