Rotary Youth Leadership Award

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The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) - assisting young people to “stretch & grow,” to develop their full potential 

"Life is a dream, realise it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is mystery, know it. "


To encourage and promote leadership skills as desirable qualities.

  • Self confidence
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Handling confrontational issues
  • Building relationships Public speaking
  • Goal Setting for the Future
  • Participants can seize the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Forge lifelong friends
  • Try out new behaviours
  • Challenge their personal belief systems and values. 

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MIGHT RYLA INTEREST YOU? 

If you are interested in a program in self-development designed for people aged eighteen to twenty-five years, RYLA could be an important step for you..

WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO AT RYLA?

You can expect to be asked to assist in the conduct of the Seminar, joining in group activities, and assisting with the tasks such as helping at meal times. But most of the time you will be participating in organised sessions that we promise will be interesting and enjoyable.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

RYLA will provide the opportunity for you to make a lot of new friends. We will challenge you and test you but you will have a lot of fun. You should also gain an insight into some of the skills needed to make a success of your life. As in most things, what you take away from the week will probably depend on what you are prepared to contribute.

WHAT WILL IT COST ME?

Generally the Rotary Club will pay the full cost of the seminar ($750) when it agrees to sponsor you. You will need to organise your transport to and from the venue.
 
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS 

A RYLA Seminar may involve some sacrifice of individual liberties as you might expect.

The following are the essential points of the basic code of behaviour expected by Rotary:
1. No alcoholic drinks are to be consumed by any person attending the Seminar including supervisors and leaders. 
2. Smoking is not permitted at the Seminar 
3. No RYLA Awardee may leave the site without the knowledge and consent of the Administrator. 
4. "Outside" friends of "Awardees" not enrolled in the RYLA Seminar, are not to be invited on campus. 
5. Everyone must attend breakfast and be on time. Breakfast is the first organised session of the day. 
6. Attendance at all sessions is compulsory. 
7. Use of Mobile phones. MP3 players and other devices is restricted during the seminar. 
8. Respectful behaviour. 
 
WHAT WILL I BRING?

Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms and meals are provided in a communal Dining Room.

Awardees would need to bring: 
1. Warm casual clothing, 
2. Sports or walking shoes 
3. Warm clothes 
4. Sunscreen and hat 
5. Toiletries, towel, soap, toothbrush, etc. 
6. Sleeping-bag (or sheets and blankets) 
7. Pillow and pillowcase. 
8. Formal clothing for the “graduation dinner”. 
9. Musical Instrument, if you play one.

WHEN IS THE NEXT RYLA?
 
RYLA 2014 dates are yet to be announced, however, the RYLA is usually held over a week in July. The Seminar commences Saturday morning and concludes at on Friday. A highlight of the week, is the Wednesday night Graduation Dinner. 
 
HOW DO I APPLY

There are two ways to apply for the RYLA Seminar
1. Club Sponsorship
        Please contact the club:
        Rotary Club of Port Lincoln
        P.O. Box 1551, Port Lincoln SA 5606
        Secretary Ron Carey:: rbcarey@bigpond.com

2. Participant nomination for RYLA 
        Participants can nominate themselves with out reference to clubs.