Posted by Jackson Bubolz on Jul 05, 2023
On June 29, 2023, Jack Nelson, Harry Farchmin, John Allen, Doug Jacobson, & Jackson Bubolz took the World Affairs Seminar (WAS) up on their offer see a few presentations. 
The seminar is a 4 day event where students from all over Wisconsin, the United States, and the world come to learn about important world issues and how to have an impact on them. This year's topic was on Climate Change and Sustainability. Throughout the day, over 600 high school students will listen to world renowned thought leaders, do group research on a specific challenge, or what we did, hear our current Rotary International President Gordon McInally speak (pictured).
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1-3 students for this event each year, and the experience can have a profound impact on the students. An example being that I (Jackson Bubolz) attended this event in Whitewater in 2003 as a high school Junior. I was blown away by the breadth of topics and how informed the speakers were. Being from a very small rural area, the diversity of both people and opinions was something I'd never experienced prior. When I returned to Valders, WI that Summer, I visited my local Rotary Club to thank them for sending me.