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Atlanta, GA  30339-5701
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What an exciting adventure awaits you, as a potential Rotary Youth Exchange student or RYE Host Family, as you expand your horizons like they've never been expanded before.

For almost 100 years, Rotary International has arranged high school student exchanges around the globe. Today, the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program is one of the largest and most respected high school exchange student programs in the world. Each year, nearly 9000 high school students worldwide participate in Rotary Youth Exchange, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe.

The program's primary mission: "To work towards peace and understanding in the world".


 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 15-18 years old, interested in earning a Rotary Youth Exchange Program scholarship, valued at over $24,000, including room, board, tuition, training and a monthly stipend for a high school year abroad – HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF…

  • Traveling the World?
  • Living in another country?
  • Becoming fluent in another language?

The Rotary Club of Vinings Cumberland is part of the RYE Florida multidistrict organization (District 6900). More information for prospective exchange students is available at


FOR FAMILIES who would like to enrich their family’s experience by hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student –

RYE Host Families can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians, families with children or no children, retirees, single parents, etc. The student will live with each of three host families for about 3-4 months, and be a "part of the family" during that time. The host family provides the basic household necessities for the student, such as housing, food, basic supplies. The student is responsible for their personal clothing, cellphone, souvenirs, tours, etc. The student will receive a stipend from our Rotary club (approximately $100/month) for spending money and their own family may provide them additional money as needed. The student will have their own medical insurance. The Vinings Cumberland Rotary club currently hosts students attending Campbell High School in Smyrna, and seeks host families residing in that school district.

Host families provide a "home away from home" and treat the student like their own child.  Support, encourage, understand, love and discipline them as if they were your own. You will also help to monitor their school grades and ensure they understand the rules of your home (curfews, electronics, etc.) as well as help explain community rules if needed. You’ll help them become a part of the community (school and beyond) and maintain contact with the host Rotary club. Help with their challenges, such as culture shock and homesickness. Provide an ear to listen and a hand to depend on. Many exchange students maintain contact with their host families and exchange visits back and forth for years after they return home. More information for prospective host families is available at

Vining Cumberland Rotarians planting strawberries at the Good Samaritan Health Center farm, which benefits the underserved living in a "food desert"


Vining Cumberland Rotarians and the Alzheimer's Walk for the Cure! 

Vining Cumberland Rotarians  host over 1,600 runners and a record number of sponsors for

our 21st Vinings Downhill 5K Race for the Kids


Vining Cumberland Rotarians  welcomes our newest member, David Hobbs!

Vining Cumberland Rotarians welcomes our sponsored international student from Brazil!  

Vining Cumberland Rotarians  come out in force to serve as volunteers for the "End Polio Now"Race ! 

Vining Cumberland Rotarians prepared meal for 300 men in need at the Atlanta Mission! 



Vining Cumberland Rotarians support the Special Olympics by raising $2,000 that allowed Rotarian Charles to "Go Over the Edge" for 22 stories!

Vinings Cumberland Rotarians support water safety educational exhibit at the Cobb County Safety Village!




Vining Cumberland Rotarians award $80,000 to local charities!

It was a great awarding the proceeds from our 2016 Run For the Kids Down Hill Road Race to 15 local charities doing great things in our community.


Vining Cumberland Rotarians enjoy a tour of the Chic-fil-a corporate campus!


 Vinings Cumberland Rotarians joined with other civic groups  to refurbish the community room at Vining fire station.


Rotarians, families and friends were honored to provide and serve a BBQ buffet for

the Phoenix Boys Association Holiday Party!


Club's 2016 Holiday Party! 

Under our Project H.O.P.E (Handbags Offering Positive Encouragement), Rotarians provide over 70 new purses -filled with personal items - and handwritten notes to the YWCA who will distribute to women involved with domestic violence. 


Rotarians and Campbell High students work together to spruce up the historic Vinings cemetery!

Rotarians, families and friends enjoy a private tour of the Atlanta BeltLine!


The Rotary Club of Vinings is honored to be selected as 1 of 5 Finalists for

   The Vinings Business Association's  2016 Vinings Business/Organization of the Year"!   


Vinings Rotarians painting fences at the Vinings Historic Preservation Society

We LOVE to serve our community! 

Rotarians shopping for Project H.O.P. E. (Handbags Offering Positive Encouragement)

20th Annual Vinings Rotary Down Hill 5K Race was a HUGE Success!

A big THANKS to all our wonderful Race Sponsors, Runners and Volunteers for allowing us to raise over $1million (total from all races) to be donated to worthwhile children's charities in our community!

Vinings Rotarians Enjoying Fellowship at the Summer Concert Series!

Vinings Rotarians Provide 500 Needy Kids Summer Lunch through MUST Ministries
Vinings Rotarians Support our Community at the Ice Cream Social! 
Rotary is an international organization of business and professional leaders
united worldwide who provide humanitarian service,
encourage high ethical standards in all vocations
and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  

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Have questions or need additional information? We are happy to help!

President Ross Henderson (

Membership Inquiries: Matt Jarrard (


 Mailing address: 

Rotary Club of Vinings Cumberland
2451 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 3512
Atlanta, GA  30339-6157

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 Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"


* Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than 100 languages.


Happy JULY 4th!
Jul 04, 2018
No meeting this week
C J Stewart Founder of L. E. A. D.
Jul 11, 2018
LEAD uses baseball to help high risk young men live lives of significance
Cole Blackwell, Assistant General Manager
Jul 18, 2018
The Untold Story of your Water
Georgia Representative Rich Golick
Jul 25, 2018
What is happening in GA State Government
Club Assembly
Aug 01, 2018
Our new club leadership discuss their goals for the new Rotary year
Charles Heinz
Aug 08, 2018
Vinings Downhill 5K Race preparation
John L. Hibbard, GDOT - Operations Div Director
Aug 15, 2018
I-75 Northwest Corridor * What's It All About !?
Jeremy Strife
Aug 22, 2018
SVP of Braves Development Company, LLC and General Manager of The Battery Atlanta
Terri Denison, District Director
Aug 29, 2018
Small Business Administration
Chris Kennedy Attis Innovations
Sep 05, 2018
The Future of Biomass and other Renewable Energy
Aimee Copeland
Sep 12, 2018
The Aimee Copeland Foundation
RESERVED for a great speaker
Sep 19, 2018
Stay Tuned for Details!
Bill McGahan, Executive Director
Oct 03, 2018
Georgia Works!
Mark Banta, CEO of Piedmont Park Conservancy
Oct 10, 2018
A Stroll in The Park - Past, Present and Future of Piedmont Park
Dave McCleary and Eliza Griffin
Oct 17, 2018
End Human Trafficking
Connie Veates, Co-Executive Director
Oct 24, 2018
Trees Atlanta
Brad Groff, Foundation Director
Nov 14, 2018
The Amazing work of the Rotary Foundation
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2018
No Meeting This Week
District Governor Court
Nov 28, 2018
The State of Rotary District 6900
Upcoming Events
June 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Brant Campbell
    June 2
  • Luke Warren
    June 10
  • Harry Porter
    June 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Ann Collins
    June 29
  • Matt Jarrard
    Abby Jarrard
    June 3
  • Neill Ferrill
    Robin Ferrill
    June 13
  • Bill Thorneloe
    Ellen Smith
    June 17
  • Charles Heinz
    Patti Heinz
    June 23
Join Date:
  • Bill Thorneloe
    June 1, 2016
    2 years
  • Fiona Grandowski
    June 3, 2015
    3 years
  • Shawn Bendig
    June 21, 2006
    12 years