Looking for Youth Leadership Award Candidates

Posted: April 14 - 2011

When Dave Douglas, Rotary Daybreak’s Centennial President and a Program Director for RYLA for the past 27 years, said “Ryla 2010 was one of our best camps ever”, it bodes well for what will be in store for RYLArians in 2011.

What is RYLA? It is a 7 day leadership camp for your aged 18-25 that will be held at Selkirk College in Castlegar from July 2-90, 2011.  RYLA is sponsored Rotary clubs in District 5080 and the RYLA awards locally are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak and the Rotary Club of Nelson.

The RYLA Agenda: Using a small-group format, with presentations and lots of opportunity for group discussion, successful candidates will look at the following topics:

  • Keys to understanding ourselves and others
  • The importance of communication in effective leadership
  • Elements of community and global leadership
  • Goal setting
  • Motivation
  • Styles of leadership
  • What makes an effective leader
  • Group dynamics
  • Ethics and critical thinking
  • Rotary’s purpose and service to the community
  • Presentations will feature a variety of speakers from a variety of leadership perspectives.

Who Can Apply for the Award? Young adults aged 18-25, male or female, married or single. Rotarians and their families are eligible to apply. Must have graduated from grade 12 and should hold a position of leadership or have displayed leadership potential.

Who Will be Attending? Young adults from British Columbia, Idaho, Washington State and other countries will attend. This is truly an international leadership camp.

How to Apply?  Applications for RYLA are available from the Rotary District 5080 website or from Susan Kurtz at Resolution Place, 407 Nelson Avenue, Nelson. Applications should be returned to Susan Kurtz or Dave Douglas no later than by May 20.

Who Can I Contact for More Information? In Canada: Dave Douglas, 6825 Harrop Procter Road, Nelson, V1L 6R2 Phone 250-354-8418 or e-mail: dave@douglasclan.ca or Chris Fairbank or Susan Kurtz

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