Our Community


Our focus on Our Community begins with hands-on service in the McMinnville community and broadens to include an established and respected Youth Exchange that sends local high school students around the world.

In the McMinnville area, our focus is youth education and enrichment:

  • We roll up our sleeves to pull ivy and enhance local ecosystems, working alongside local middle school and college students.
  • We help make learning happen by providing dictionaries to area fourth graders.
  • We foster leadership and citizenship via Rotary experiences for local high school and college students.
  • We build critical thinking and public speaking skills as we challenge junior high students and to take the Four Way Test and share their experiences.
  • And we warm young hearts at holiday time by providing at-risk children the opportunity to give and receive.

Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for high school students interested in learning about the world and themselves. It is an opportunity to learn languages, share cultures and foster global understanding.

Our Youth Exchange has made it possible for local students to experience life in Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chili, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. The Club program has also hosted inbound students from Germany, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Thailand, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Peru, Mexico, and Ecuador. For more information about this exciting program, click here.