Meet District 5020's Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

 
 
District Youth Exchange Chair (2020-2021)
Mike Cloutier 
Rotary Club of Poulsbo
 
The District Youth Exchange Chair manages Youth Exchange activities within District 5020 and communicates with Rotary International. The chair appoints the District Youth Exchange Committee and defines specific responsibilities for each member while ensuring all program requirements are met. The District Youth Exchange Chair reports to the District Governor and liaises with the District Governor Nominee.
District Youth Exchange Vice-Chair (2020-2021)
Natalie Crawshaw
Rotary Club of Campbell River Daybreak
 
Assists the District Chair; administers all program updates and prepares for the District Chair position.  The Vice-Chair is appointed by the District Governor and assumes the role of District Chair at the end of their normal term.
   
Past District Youth Exchange Chair 
Ron Fisher
Rotary Club of Campbell River Daybreak
 
Mentors the District Chair and lends support.  Provides for continuity in both leadership and policy.
   
 
Country Officer - Western Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland) 
Seth M. Kaplowitz
Rotary Club of Tacoma 8
 
The Country Officer develops and maintains relationships with exchange partners in their country group. They work with club YEOS to ensure that student applications are complete. They work with both Outbound and Inbound students to ensure they have a positive experience while on exchange. 
 
Country Officer - Asia & Africa (Nigeria, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand) 
Hamish Lal
Rotary Club of Nanaimo
 
The Country Officer develops and maintains relationships with exchange partners in their country group. They work with club YEOS to ensure that student applications are complete. They work with both Outbound and Inbound students to ensure they have a positive experience while on exchange. 
 
Country Officer - Central Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic/Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey), Mexico, and South America
Lead Country Officer
Paul Geneau
Rotary Club of Nanaimo North
 
The Country Officer develops and maintains relationships with exchange partners in their country group. They work with club YEOS to ensure that student applications are complete. They work with both Outbound and Inbound students to ensure they have a positive experience while on exchange.  
Country Officer – Northern Europe/Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden)
Trip Coordinator
Jason Bradley
Rotary Club of Nanaimo
 
Country Officer:  The Country Officer develops and maintains relationships with exchange partners in their country group. They work with club YEOS to ensure that student applications are complete. They work with both Outbound and Inbound students to ensure they have a positive experience while on exchange. 
Trip Coordinator:  Coordinates all aspects of the California and Summer trips, and is normally one of the chaperones for these trips.
   
Country Officer – Mexico and South America
Thomas George
Rotary Club Tacoma Sunset
 
The Country Officer develops and maintains relationships with exchange partners in their country group. They work with club YEOS to ensure that student applications are complete. They work with both Outbound and Inbound students to ensure they have a positive experience while on exchange. 
   
 
 
Club Coordinator - Canada
Michele Jack
Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach
 
The Club Coordinator provides training and ongoing guidance to club YEOs regarding the implementation of the Youth Exchange program, including notification regarding upcoming events and other topics as needed. They communicate actions that are required on behalf of the district chair or treasurer to club YEOs.
 
 
   
Club Coordinator - USA
Cheryl Harris
Rotary Club of  Poulsbo-North Kitsap
 
The Club Coordinator provides training and ongoing guidance to club YEOs regarding the implementation of the Youth Exchange program, including notification regarding upcoming events and other topics as needed. They communicate actions that are required on behalf of the district chair or treasurer to club YEOs.
 
 
Lee Belas Scholarship Committee Chairman
Paul Ofsthun
Rotary E-Club District 5020
 
Lee Beles Scholarship: Oversee the application process for this annual Youth Exchange award
   
RYE Website Administrator
Jayne Neu
Rotary Club of Port Townsend Sunrise
 
Web Manager: The website Administrator  maintains the district Youth Exchange Website including gathering, formatting and updating content, as well as updating the Youth Exchange calendar.
 
 
 
Rebound Coordinator
Dan Weedin
Poulsbo - North Kitsap
 
The Rebound Coordinator is responsible for the development and maintenance of a Rebound program that promotes Rebound involvement throughout the district and organizes their involvement for three events each year: the Rebound Retreat, District Outbound Interviews, and Outbound Orientation.
 
Treasurer - 2020-2023
Bill Peters
Rotary Club of  Tacoma North
 
The RYE Treasurer administers the YE program Budget and Fiscal Policy, in order to administer RYE funds, and to ensure accountability to the District. This position reports to the Youth Exchange Chair and also to the District Finance Chair.  The RYE Treasurer is a member of the District Finance Committee.
 
Short-term Exchange Program (STEP) Coordinator - Canada
Lisa Etter
Rotary Club of  Campbell River (Daybreak)
 
The Short-Term Exchange Program Coordinator (Canada) develops and maintains relationships with our International STEP exchange partners.  They also work with Canadian club YEOs and STEP outbound students on applications and training to ensure positive Youth Exchange experiences.
   
Short-term Exchange Program (STEP) Coordinator - US
Melissa Short
Rotary Club of  Bainbridge Island (Volunteer)
 
The Short-Term Exchange Program Coordinator (US) develops and maintains relationships with our International STEP exchange partners.  They also work with US club YEOs and STEP outbound students on applications and training to ensure positive Youth Exchange experiences.
 
 
Event Coordinator Canada
Gillian Carrigan
Rotary Club of Victoria
 
Provides Logistical Management of District Youth Exchange functions which are held in Canada.
 
US - Dept of State Alternate Responsible Officer
David A Weikel
Rotary Club of Port Orchard
 
The Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) is the liaison between District 5020 and the US State Department.   The ARO works for the WESSEX Responsible Officer and issues the DS-2019 forms required for US Inbound Students to receive their J-1 Student visas.
YEAH Database Administrator
Ian Proffer
Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island
 
The YEAH Database Administrator provides support to the Database Compliance Officers and club YEOS. They keep the system updated and making sure that Country Officers and Compliance Officers follow through on their responsibilities regarding YEAH procedures. 
   
Assistant YEAH Database Administrator
Jennifer Minich
Rotary E-Club District 5020
 
Provides assistance to the YEAH Database Administrator 
   
YEAH Compliance Officer (US)
Jason Walker
Rotary Club of  South Cowichan (Mill Bay)
 
The YEAH Compliance Officer (US) monitors the YEAH database to ensure that Youth Exchange Volunteers, Host Families, Rotary Clubs, and District 5020 maintain with the requirements of Rotary International, the US Department of State (DOS) and D5020 best policies and practices as they pertain to the Youth Exchange Program.
   
YEAH Compliance Officer (Canada)
Caitlin Mangiacasale-Ashford
Rotary Club of  Nanaimo Daybreak
 
The YEAH Compliance Officer (Canada) monitors the YEAH database to ensure that Youth Exchange Volunteers, Host Families, Rotary Clubs, and District 5020 maintain with the requirements of Rotary International and D5020 best policies and practices as they pertain to the Youth Exchange Program.
   
 
District Governor Nominee
T. Dale Roberts
Rotary Club of  Comox Valley
 
 
District Governor 
Greg Horn
Rotary Club of Lakewood
Medical Advisor
Maureen Considine
Rotary Club of Olympia
 
The Youth Exchange Medical Advisor assists district with all students regarding medical and health issues.
   
 
 
 
District 5020 Youth Protection Officer
Becky Fontaine
Rotary Club of Tacoma 8
 
The District Youth Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that Rotary District 5020 remains compliant with all District and Rotary International Youth Protection requirements related to but not limited to any and all youth programs such as Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, Interact, Rotaract, EarlyAct and any Rotary youth programs associated with schools. This position reports to the District Governor.