Rotary District 9600
Rotary International District 9600 Limited ACN 125 588 696
Local people working in our local communities




Australian districts 258 and 260 shared in establishing a committee that developed the official framework of RYLA: to train youth (ages 14-30) in character, leadership, personal development, and good citizenship. These guidelines helped RYLA expand to all Rotary districts in Australia and led to RYLA's approval as an international program by the RI board at the 1971 RI Convention in Sydney, Australia.

By 1998, RYLA had become an established program in more than half of the 521 Rotary districts worldwide. Also in 1998, then-RI President James Lacy, emphasizing his concern for children, appointed an international RYLA committee, dedicated to improving and expanding this special Rotary program to the entire world. Rotarians with different RYLA experiences were invited to RI headquarters to exchange information and ideas. Participants agreed that RYLA could be improved through regional training workshops.

After District 5520's first RYLA camp, a camper summed up his RYLA experience in one word, "Camelot." He wrote the RYLA chairman, "If you know the story of King Arthur, you may recall that as King Arthur was dying in a young man's arms, he turned to the youth and said, 'If you learn of anyone that has not heard of Camelot, tell them loudly and clearly that there really was that one wisp of glory called Camelot.'"

"Gundoo" or "Camelot?" RYLA is both and aren't we fortunate? Dedication, passion and love describe the heart of RYLA, a most remarkable investment that assures Rotary's future. Every Rotarian should take the opportunity to enjoy this exciting program and life-changing experience.

D9600’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar will be an unforgettable experience in life, learning and laughter in a rural setting. The program’s aim is to give young people personal, leadership and citizenship skills to succeed in all areas of their life.  RYLA will give young adults (18 – 26yrs) the opportunity to learn from other like-minded people and make new friends while being challenged both physically and mentally on their road to self-discovery. This experiential learning opportunity will enable individuals to discover their uniqueness and how to communicate and work with others. These young people will understand how to embrace change.

RYLA participants will be from a variety of areas such as: the business community; the self employed; Livewire applicants; educational institutions; government agencies; community associations; Rotaractors; and service organisations.

Download RYLA – Letter to Rotarians
Download RYLA – Learning Outcomes
Download RYLA – Suggested Press Release
Download RYLA – Rotary Club’s ~ RYLA Checklist

Participants will be transported by bus to and from Luther Heights, Coolum on the 6 th May and returned by bus on the 12 May. The program covers 5 very full days of activities and speakers together with social and Rotary functions at night. Seminar Program will start at 0600 and conclude at 2300 each day

Please consider sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring (see Strategies for obtaining RYLA participants other side) several young people aged between 18 – 26yrs to the RYLA Seminar. You will be providing a great opportunity for young people in your District to grow and develop within their own personal lives, to develop their leadership skills within their career, and to understand the value of good citizenship.

Please fill out the Registration Form (4 pages), enclose your cheque for $750.00 per participant before  25th March 2017

Download RYLA PDF Brochure here

Download Application Forms here MSWORD for Windows  

Download Application Forms here PDF Format

At the end of this program participants will be able to:

Personal Development
a.    Develop an understanding of the uniqueness of oneself
b.    Develop lifelong learning skills
c.    Display appropriate communication skills
d.    Display self-confidence

e.    Identify the qualities of a leader
f.    Promote team work
g.    Embrace change
h.    Create an action plan that ensures,
i.    the transfer of 5 key program learning’s and
ii.    that creates habits of life-long learning

i.    Discuss the Purpose of good citizenship
j.    Understand and Promote the values of Rotary

For more Information please contact:
RYLA Chairperson:                         Colleen Caruana – or 0412 744 038
RYLA Program Director:                 Greg Beard – or 0434 189 069
RYLA Rylarian/Leader Liaison:        Kelly Pedler - or 0419 172 341

or Your Local Rotary Club

or  Postal Address:

PO Box 20  NAMBOUR  QLD  4560

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