Rotary and RYLA


Rotary International is a worldwide service organization comprised of business and professional men and women dedicated to the concept of “Service Above Self” and developing leaders of tomorrow.  There are over 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide meeting at 34,000 clubs in 234 countries.


Of the Things We Think, Say, or Do

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
  4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

RYLA = Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  

The RYLA program is held worldwide involving young people who are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid 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’s curriculum.   The RYLA program enables young people to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. For young adults, RYLA provides the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and elders. For Rotarians, RYLA offers the chance to help develop leaders, share valuable expertise, and bridge the gap between generations.