Southland Young Professionals Summit delegates selected to exchange ideas and make the Rotary experience more relevant to the next generation of leaders
Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that two applicants from the district have been selected to participate in the Rotary International Southland Young Professionals Summit in Atlanta this June. Shannon Johnson and Christine Kobie were selected by a panel of judges in a competitive application process to represent the district.
The summit provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with delegates representing the 29 districts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Southeastern United States, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. Johnson and Kobie are rising stars that have both been members of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, one of the district’s more than 50 clubs, since 2015. They will travel with Doragh’s personal representative, District Governor Nominee Designate Sandra Hemsted.
Johnson is Real Estate Manager for Chico’s FAS, Inc. and a third-generation Rotarian. “’Service Above Self’ was a distinctive part of my upbringing as my Rotary parents, and grandfather, invested countless hours of service throughout our local community and around the world,” Johnson said. “I was taught that to serve others is to find true happiness, and Rotary is the perfect vehicle for me to give back and serve others. I am so very pleased Rotary acknowledges the value young professionals have to offer and is taking the time to invest in us in an effort to better engage our involvement and commitment in Rotary!”
Kobie works in Community Education for Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. as a Violence Prevention Education and Volunteer Coordinator. She said, “It is an honor to represent district 6960 at the Young Professionals Summit. I’m excited for the growth and ripple effect that will begin; I can already feel the energy!”
Rotary is an international organization of business and community leaders working together through friendships and building relationships in an effort to serve others and do good in the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference. There are more than 32,000 clubs worldwide composed of 1.2 million individual members. Rotary District 6960 in Southwest Florida has more than 50 clubs.
Rotary’s purpose is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary’s primary motto is “Service Above Self;” its secondary motto is “One profits most who serves best.” For more information visit RotaryDistrict6960.org.