RYLA 2016 is a three day residential high energy program supporting and developing young leaders between the ages of 18 and 27.

RYLA recognises, encourages and educates current and future leaders through this intensive leadership training experience. The program demonstrates Rotary’s commitment to developing leaders.
Participants are selected for their demonstrated leadership potential in scholastic, athletic and civic activities. Today’s Rylarians are tomorrow’s leaders, and our next generation of Rotaractors and active Rotary members. We aim to send Rylarians home better equipped to face the world by developing skills, understanding and confidence during their RYLA experience.

RYLA run by Rotary District 9820 is an immersive program with thought provoking plenaries, discussion moderators, and professional facilitators from many disciplines. Discussions and experiential sessions focus on what leadership is, qualities of leadership, team-building activities, time and stress management.

Graduates of previous RYLA programs report the course was fantastic opportunity to develop their skills, have fun, and meet an enthusiastic group of like-minded people. RYLA is a life changing experience, so take the challenge and apply today.

As a sponsoring Rotary Club – you interview and select your participant to represent their community and club. We encourage you to approach local businesses, other community service groups, youth organisations, secondary & tertiary facilities. Invite your participant to attend a couple of meetings, join in at your events, turn a sausage or two, or visit the local Rotaract club. This interaction will further the connection between your club and your participant, extend networks and build a pathway for their future.

There is no cost to the Rylarian or their family, sponsor clubs will be invoiced $425 upon successful selection of their participant.

Businesses may approach you to co-sponsor a participant. The business or organisation is not required to pay or make a donation, as this is a Rotary youth program supported by your club. However, the business may choose to make a direct donation, or pay the RYLA invoice as a business expense.

Contact your local Rotary club or RYLA Coordinators for additonal information or support to manage this process.

RYLA runs from 10:00 a.m. Friday through 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Participants must be available for all 3 days, transport to and from the course remains the responsibility of the participant and their sponsor club.

We are limited to 60 participants this year – apply early to avoid disappointment