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The RYLA Experience - 2018

by Mike Norkin and Jason Lamoreaux


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards –
March 16 – 18, 2018

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive, two-and-a-half-day leadership training program for high school sophomores and juniors in District 5300 chosen for their leadership potential. In addition to the development of leadership skills, RYLA is meant to develop understanding of Rotary among youth participants and reinforce and provide recognition for their efforts, accomplishments, skills and potential as leaders. Rotarians serve as facilitators to the students’ learning and discovery, as well as role models of Rotary ideals of the Four Way Test and Service Above Self.

Camp Cedar Crest

Green Valley Road
Running Springs, CA 92382

Bus Schedules

Bus A & B & I Las Vegas – RYLA 2018
Bus C- Alhambra- RYLA 2018
Bus D & E-Arcadia RYLA 2018
Bus F- West Covina RYLA 2018
Bus G- Ontario RYLA 2018
Bus H- Victorville RYLA 2018
Bus J- Lancaster RYLA 2018

Once you have completed online registration, please send your completed forms to:

Scan to: MRyan
Mail to: 448 Adrian Ct, Claremont CA 91711




Jason Lameroux

Facilitator Coordinator:

Tony Scheppmann


Meg Ryan

Participant Coordinator:

Celeste Kelly

Senior Advisor Coordinator

Erica Yang


Angel Bocanegra


Our club wants to send students to RYLA:

Club Intent to Participate Form
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Register Students by Clubs (coming soon)
Deadline: February 16, 2018, no exceptions

Tools for Recruiting Students for RYLA

2018 RYLA Flyer (Editable Version – Microsoft Word)
2018 RYLA Flyer

Tools for Interviewing/Notifying Students

2018 Club RYLA Suggested Interview Questions
2018 Tally Sheet
2018 Sample letter to School Announcing Student Selection
2018 Sample Letter of Selection
2018 RYLA Sample Letter of Selection as Male Alternate
2018 Sample Letter of Selection as Female Alternate
2018 Sample Letter of Non Acceptance
Student Application and Parental Consent Form

Attention Club RYLA Chairs, please mail completed student applications to:
448 Adrian Ct, Claremont, CA 91711

2018 What to bring Not to bring
2018 RYLA Orientation Presentation

Orientation Guide for Rotarians  – TBA


I want to be a Facilitator (lead a group of 8 students)

Find Your Continent Leader to Apply for RYLA Facilitator
Facilitator Training Calendar
2018 Committee Member Application
(All Rotarians Attending RYLA Use This Application)
All Facilitator applications shall be submitted via email to Tony Sheppmann, Contact. For any questions concerning the application process, please call Tony at 702-460-5723. In the event you are unable to email your application, please mail a hard copy to 1323 Red Baron Lane, Boulder City, NV, 89005-1227, attention Tony Scheppmann

2018 Facilitator Application

Facilitator Training (Registration)
High Desert/Antelope Valley

California East and West

2018 Facilitator Training (PPT)
2018 Student Orientation Presentation

2018 What to bring Not to bring

PowerPoint Presentations

2018 RYLA Orientation Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation to Promote RYLA  – TBA


I want to apply to attend RYLA

Requirement: Students must be in the 10th or  11th grade not over the age of 17 and must not turn 18 during RYLA

2018 Student Application

2018 Youth Exchange Application

I want to apply to be a Senior Counselor

2018 RYLA Alumni Application

I have been selected to go to RYLA

2018 What to bring Not to bring

Parent/Student Orientation for Southern Nevada – TBA

The RYLA Experience - 2017

The RYLA Experience – 2017

by Mike Norkin and Jason Lamoreaux

RYLA Labs 2017
2016 RYLA

2016 RYLA District 5300 April 15-17
Thousand Pines Camp Video

Camp Drone Video

2016 RYLA District 5300 Slide Show 1

2016 RYLA District 5300 Slide Show 2

Contributed by: Sean Odonohue,
Pomona Rotary Club

District Calendar

Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
Jul 1st - Mar 31st 2018
More info

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2018
Mar 16th - Mar 18th 2018
More info

District 5300 Budget and Finance Meeting
March 21st 2018
More info

Club Meeting: John Mathews, RI Director
April 5th 2018
More info

S. Nevada Regional Dan Stover Music Competition
April 6th 2018
More info

Dan Stover
April 19th 2018
More info

District Assembly 2018
April 21st 2018
More info

2017-18 ANNUAL DISTRICT 5300 CONFERENCE 05/18 - 05/20/2018
May 18th - May 20th 2018
More info