By Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary

Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary is once again sponsoring five students to attend a youth leadership academy at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Academy is for high school sophomores. The students learn by experience and actions about personality traits, how to bring out everyone’s talents and their own traits and talents, which many are surprised they have.

It’s fun. And it’s free.

There is a service project during the weekend where they can make a difference for someone they do not know. Participants must agree to attend the entire event, which begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday, June 24-26. For an application or more information, please email Carrie Fenn.

Rotary spinning for defibrillators
The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary is sponsoring a fundraising spin-a-thon to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the three towns served by the club, 7-10 a.m. April 9 at the Shelburne Athletic Club.

Spinners can choose to ride a stationary bike for one, two or three 45-minute sessions. Each session is $20, and all dollars raised will go toward the purchase of AEDs.

“We’re excited to provide this life-saving technology to our three towns,” says president-elect of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Carrie Fenn. “We’ll provide the training to town employees and any other citizens that would like to be certified in the use of AEDs.”

Join the fun or donate to the cause by going to the Facebook page. For more information, email Susan Grimes.