RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)





RYLA 2013 was held on April 8-13 at Camp Kurrajong Wagga Wagga. It proved to be another successful week, the Murrumbidgee Rotary Club have achieved a great outcome and should be immensely proud of the result.

There were 32 participants with 20 clubs (half the District) sending one or more to Wagga Wagga for what is surely one of Rotary’s flagship events.

All the participants claimed the week at CampKurrajong to be a life changing event. They listened to speakers, regarding leadership, self awareness, mental health, goal setting, workplace behaviour, community service, and they attended Kapooka Army Base for one day, with most them abseiling down a 30 metre tower. Marilyn and I came home after a week as camp “Mum and Dad” exhausted, but exhilarated and we feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to have an impact on these young lives. We are proud of every participant.

So many of the Rylarians unashamedly express their thanks and appreciation they feel for the opportunity that RYLA has given them to develop leadership skills and grow in self confidence and belief. I would like to offer you one of the many quotes that touched us all, from 2013 Rylarian,

James Lanham

 “Hey everyone,I just read my warm and fuzzies and loved them all!Thankyou for an awesome week and for changing my life.I don`t think I`ve ever had a better and more productive week than this week and I don`t think I`ve ever achieved so much in such a small amount of time.It has possibly the most important and life changing week of my life.I`ve come away from RYLA having learnt so much from you all and with a new found confidence and direction in life.I think I`ve been able to let go of things that were holding me back and focus on moving forward and being everything I can be in many different areas of my life.Words can`t express how much I`ve gained this week and I know it`s been said before by others but this week has really changed my life!I hope to keep in touch with you all and meet you all again!Thankyou all so much!!!”

 This comment has been echoed by every participant of this year’s camp. Rotary is to be congratulated on it’s commitment to the Youth of Australia, with this and other youth programmes. Thankyou to all the clubs who supported RYLA this year.

Next year RYLA will be held at CampKurrajong on March 31 – April 5.

Gary Roberts

District Chairman RYLA

RYLA Group 2013

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

The Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee will be conducting RYLA for District 9700 at Camp Kurrajong, Oura Road, Wagga Wagga.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award Scheme is conducted by Rotary districts with the active participation of individual Rotary Clubs. Its objects are to demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth, to provide youth training experience, to encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth and to publicly recognise the high qualities of the many young people who are rendering service to the community as youth leaders.

The 2013 seminar will be conducted from Monday 8th April 2013 to Saturday 13th April 2013.

RYLA is about leadership, learning and laughter; it is about co-operation, consideration, communication and confidence. It is a “kick-start” for young people aged 18-28, who have demonstrated leadership, intelligence and compassion within their local community.

 is run by young people for young people. All of the directors have attended RYLA in the past and are there to help you get the most out of the week. Find below a short information video made at a past District 9700 RYLA held in Parkes.
You can contact last year’s RYLA attendees on the RYLA 2012 District 9700 Facebook page here

RYLA 2013 will be held in Wagga Wagga and runs from 8 – 13 April, at Camp Kurrajong, Oura Road, Wagga Wagga. Some employers cover the cost of RYLA attendance and each Rotary club from district 9700 is prepare to sponsor at least one attendee. Sponsorship covers all costs for the week although you will need to make your own way to and from the venue.

The RYLA 2013 District 9700 Facebook page can be viewed here

Download Registration RYLA 2013,  or information in the  RYLA Information Pamphlet

District 9700 RYLA 2013
Murrumbidgee Rotary Club
PO Box 5650
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

or email the Murrumbidgee RYLA committee at emf.88@hotmail.com

Committee Members
Gary Roberts  Chairperson – Murrumbidgee Rotary
Erin Fyfe  Murrumbidgee Rotary
Alex McKiernan  Murrumbidgee Rotary
Lauren Slater  Murrumbidgee Rotary
Ivory Roberts  Murrumbidgee Rotary
Contact Committee members by visiting here

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