Pleasanton resident Kevin Greenlee, a member of Pleasanton North Rotary, was honored last month by peers across Rotary District 5170 for his leadership in the district's International Youth Exchange Program with the Ward Garing Youth Program Award.
Greenlee has been the district's outbound youth exchange coordinator since 2011. In Pleasanton alone, he has coordinated year-long exchanges of more than 20 high school students from outside the U.S. to Pleasanton (including hosting exchange students in his family's home) and for Pleasanton students to travel to Europe, Asia and South America.
During ceremonies at the district's annual conference in Alameda, District 5170 governor Timothy Lundell acknowledged Greenlee's long service and dedication as a youth exchange committee member.
"This is virtually a year-round responsibility, in working with applicants, family members, schools, government logistics, and then doing it all over again for the next class of students," Lundell said. "Beyond working with our own outbound group, he and his wife Yvonne have hosted seven students in their home."