Congratulations Senan!

Rotary International is an international service organisation whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals worldwide have joined.
The Rotary Club in Ireland was founded in 2001 by 25 professionals. Currently, there are 40 men and women who are a part of their membership and who are working in all sorts of professions.

The Rotary Club has been making history and bringing our world closer for 100 years. They have taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organisations such as being involved in the United Nations and helping out the Easter Seals. The club played a large role in the attempt to eradicate the polio virus, along with continuing to provide relief and aid in third world countries.

Recently, all Transition Year students were invited to apply, and Senan O’Reardon from DCC was selected to be interviewed by a representative from the Rotary club named Willie Maxwell. He presented himself so well in his 40-minute interview, where he discussed the Rotary club, his political interests, philosophy and hobbies, that he was selected to represent the school in the Fingal branch of the Youth Leadership Competition. He was accompanied by TY Coordinator Ms. Sheehan to both the school selection interview and the later interview with students from other schools. His Dad was able to come to support him at the Fingal Branch interview too. There were 9 other students on the day, and once everyone had been interviewed, there was a club lunch. The winning place ultimately went to another student, but Senan is still young enough to consider applying again next year, so watch this space!

By Jack O’Connor and Eoin Moran, TY Journalism