Rotary members have ‘shadows’

Published 5:21 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Rotary Clubs of Mocksville and Hillsdale held the second annual Shadows’ Day Program for approximately 20 students who expressed an interest in learning about the careers represented by Rotarians in the clubs.

The goal was to provide matches to the careers desired by the students.

The day began with the students traveling to meet their mentor at his/her place of business. The student spent the morning with the mentor to learn more about the mentor’s career and evaluate if this may be the path the student might want to take moving forward.

Student and mentors completed the shadowing by joining other participants and the members of Mocksville and Hillsdale clubs for lunch in the Energy United Education Center in Mocksville. During the lunch, each student and mentor shared a summary of their time together and each student shared what they learned.

“The morning proved to be a very valuable experience to them as they begin to choose a career path,” said Mocksville Rotary public image chair, Gena Taylor.

Chris Owens, from the Hillsdale Rotary club, shared his belief in this program and encouraged the students to look to Davie County to begin their careers after college.

John Fuller echoed those comments and shared that he hopes that the Davie County Schools could collaborate in an internship program with local business and DHS students in the future.

Barbara Owens organized this program and brought it to the forefront in 2015.

Rotary International is a world-wide organization made up of 1.2 million members, committed to doing good in the world.

The Mocksville and Hillsdale clubs are equally committed to doing good in the world and live by the motto of “Service Above Self.” The clubs have placed hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the community to enhance the quality of life.