Rotary Wheel

The Rotary Club of Colwall in the Malvern Hills




June 20th – 26th 2014 Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

The week-long Rotary Youth World Affairs Seminar is a unique program for high school students from around the World, where since 1972 it has provided a forum for over 27,000 future leaders to debate some of the most perplexing global issues and problems in the non-threatening environment of Carroll University, Wisconsin.

GLOBAL ENERGY - Who’s got the Power?

Can you imagine having NO OIL – NO GAS – NO COAL - NO ELECTRICITY?

This is the future - unless we find practical, political and affordable solutions to world supplies

Many European Countries face a bleak winter with gas and oil supplies being reduced or even switched off.

UK Electricity supplies are in danger of being overloaded this winter.

Even with supplies on the doorstep - will many find it is too expensive?

What are the alternatives – Nuclear – Solar – Wind – Tidal - Biomass?

Do people starve whilst others burn food crops to keep warm?

Who controls the off switch?

A week long forum where Sixth Form students can: -

  • Explore cutting edge Global Energy topics that cause imbalance around the World
  • Learn which institutions are engaged in solving all the issues and responsibilities
  • Listen to experts with differing opinions and views - and discuss their importance
  • Build leadership skills - as they debate issues and defend your point of view
  • Collaborate with their peers to explore issues and solve problems
  • Gain skills in media relations and public speaking - so they can share information
  • Share this knowledge on their return to Rotary Clubs, Schools, etc.
  • Become one of the leaders who will help ensure Global Energy supplies for the world of tomorrow

Colwall Rotary Club is looking for Sixth Form students (16 – 18 years old) from the wider Malvern area to nominate to our District. The Rotary District in turn  will sponsor two students to the 2014 World Affairs Seminar


The District 1100 will pay all transport costs to Chicago and onward to Carroll University but the student will be expected to pay tuition fees of $550 app. (£350).


  • Contact Jim Richardson (see below) towards the end of November to arrange an initial briefing.
  • Initial applications with a full C.V. and a brief resume on why the seminar appeals to you should be sent to: Jim Richardson, 1 Noble View, West Malvern, WR14 4NB. Tel: 01684 569862. Email: [email protected]
  • Application closing date –  December 5th 2014
The initial interview by Colwall Rotarians will then take place in the following week. Colwall will then recommend a candidate for interview by District at the end of January (and help prepare the candidate for that interview)

The 2014 District 1100 Rotary World Affairs Seminar Students were:-

Isobel Trout (Clifton), Becky Plant (Tewkesbury), Imogen Mc Andrew (Downleaze), Amy Reade (Bishopston)
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