Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)


This program is a no-cost to participant leadership training seminar for young adults aged between 18 and 25 years. It is conducted on a district basis annually with participants being sponsored through local Rotary Clubs. This residential program is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership and social skills. Awardees are able to enhance their existing contribution to their local community in a practical manner. Young adults led by young adults.


Each Rotary Club is invited to sponsor potential young leaders by providing the financial support for a seminar of one week's duration and by transporting them to and from the venue. Wherever possible, awardees should be invited to meet their sponsoring club members prior to the seminar and to report back after its conclusion. Maintaining contact with awardees is desirable as they can be a valuable resource for the development of ongoing youth programs.


During the seminar it is usual to provide a formal occasion to which Rotarians are invited as visitors. Normally this will be a dinner where awardees can relate experiences to sponsoring club members. It is the responsibility of the District RYLA Committee to present a stimulating, informative program featuring prominent successful business and professional people who have proven records of achievement.


The week culminates in the awarding of a RYLA - Certificate of Achievement which can be presented back in the Rotary club environment. The seminar offers the opportunity of disseminating the Rotary ideal of service to the community as well as creating an awareness of the range of programs available through Rotary sponsorship.


The Rotary Club of Lindfield is organizing RYLA for our District this year. Yvonne Taylor is the Registrar Phone 9880 2510 or 0413 082 510.  All applications go to PO Box 142 Lindfield 2070.


RYLA will be held at the Collaroy Centre from January 16th—22nd. Please see the attached brochure or go to the District website to download an application form. If you know of a young person who would benefit from attending this program please talk to your Youth Director, or President.

Applications close on 31 October

Please follow up on this life changing opportunity now.