What is RYLA?  RYLA is an acronym for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  It is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 18 to 25 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee. Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event vary from district to district, but commonly take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event in conjunction with past attendees of RYLA to create a peer guided experience. The District 9710 RYLA experience consists of a 6 day residential programme held in the ACT every January.  On the 9th November we had the pleasure of listening to our club's candidate Jade Chapman express her excitement about the upcoming programme and tell us a little bit about herself. Jade is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, at the University of Wollongong.  She hopes one day to become a partner in an accounting firm.  We look forward to hearing the impact that RYLA has had on Jade when she return in 2017 to tell us all about her experience.
Jade Chapman and Melissa Meredith 
If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending RYLA please guide them to the following Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/District9710RYLA/