Posted by Barry Larsen
Held over the course of a week RYLA delegates come from all over our 9910 district including the island clubs of Norfolk, Noumea and Vanuatu. Read what happened this year ...
Since 2015 members of Rotary North Harbour have been the key organisers, creating the content, arranging speakers, liaising with clubs and corporates who sponsor delegates and booking the facility and caterers. Since 2015 RYLA has been held at the magnificent Muriwai Surf Club near Auckland. 140 delegates aged between 20 and 28 have successfully completed the programme since 2015.
As time has gone on club members have become more involved either through hosting the overseas delegates prior to and after RYLA, assisting with activities and providing live-in administrative support during the week.
A highlight of the programme is a follow-up Rotary NH meeting attended by many of the delegates who speak of their RYLA experience. Club members and other sponsors look forward to this annual meeting.
The interactive programme is focussed on:
  • Leadership theory and skills
  • Leadership in practice
  • Team situations to apply the skills learned
Where young people develop:
  • Self-awareness and self-reliance
  • An attitude that enables delegates to lead with confidence in any situation
  • Communication and networking skills
Delegate comments include
“Simply the best, most varied, challenging, innovative leadership forum I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. Incredible speakers, seamlessly organised, I have cherished every moment” Lauren
“RYLA was the most inspirational course I have ever been on. I learnt a lot about myself and took away a range of tips and tools to help me successfully navigate life” Alana
A week full of energy, inspiration and eye-openers. Absolutely incredible and life changing” Olivia
“RYLA expands your horizons both mentally and physically - A fantastic group of people – Gives hope back to the world. An amazing, life changing, deep experience” Ben
“If you think your already the best, RYLA can make you better” Jason
“I’m leaving RYLA with an increased focus on my goals and what I want to achieve. I have developed as a leader, personally and made life-long friends” Rez – 2017 Young New Zealander of the year.
To find out  more or to see if you are a suitable candidate for RYLA 2019 contact Mark Harris at email or mobile 027 688 9836