District 7070 is buzzing with energy as we prepare to Rev Up Rotary in 2016-2017.

As a District, we're getting Rev'ed Up about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  Our program, "Leadership Begins With Me" is scheduled May 15 to 20 at Loyalist College in Belleville.

From the Diary of a RYLA Participant...


It’s a big world out there!  And it takes special people with special talent to thrive, grow and contribute to making it a better world.  I always knew there were challenges, and sometimes I felt overwhelmed.  I mean, I’m doing OK, my friends are great, and I’m learning a lot in school and at work.  But until I got to RYLA, I never knew how much I could learn in just one week.  Yes, it was a hectic week, long hours, and a lot of activity – but I really was involved, and the time flew!

The hardest part of the whole experience is to sum it up in just a few words.  I mean, we dealt with ideas, impossible problems, learned the perspective of our classmates and our faculty members, produced a newspaper, put on entertainment for visiting Rotarians, did volunteer work – and had fun every step of the way.

The bottom line though is that I feel more confident, connected and committed to my future and my role in building a better world.  Do you?

Thanks, Rotary

Apply Now!  Deadline April 1

Participant Online Application Form ( Paper )

For further information, please contact:

Ric Williams
Chairman, District 7070 RYLA Committee