RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – for District 9800 was held this year over the week of 27 November to 3 December. The Club, through the Welfare of the Young Committee, sponsored three participants, Emily Dao, Mona Chandra and Jennifer Mitchell (pictured).

The Rotary Club of Melbourne has for many years sponsored participants for this valuable leadership development program.  Many of our past sponsored participants have returned to RYLA in subsequent years as Facilitators.  They have seen the program have a very positive impact on their personal development and wanted to assist others to gain the same benefit.  RYLA is run worldwide by Rotary Clubs.  However, District 9800’s program is considered unique in the world of RYLA in that it is entirely run by young people.  District has a small committee of Rotarians overseeing the program, but the development of the activities and the day-today running of the program during the week is left to past participants.

Members wanting to direct any future participants to the program please contact the Chairperson, Welfare of the Young Committee.