RYLA 2016

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I have written in this space more than once that being a District Governor comes with a  variety of perks.  (NOTE:  If you EVER get the chance to do this DG gig….do it!)   Being able to speak at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is certainly one of them.  In our District, Rotary clubs will sponsor one or two delegate to RYLA.  Many of them come from the club’s Interact club and some don’t.  All of the delegates are full of smarts, energy, and fun.  If you spend time with them I promise you will feel better about our future leaders.  These high school students are terrific!

Most of the time short video clips speak louder than words, and this is one of those times. Before you check out the clips of these extraordinary young men and women, let me thank this years District 7620 RYLA committee members, Rotarians Judy Cappuccilli, Ed Kumian, Mary Dudley, Rochelle Brown, Navin Valliappan, and Jimmie Gorski.  They do amazing work every year, handle all of the catastrophes that occur on a regular basis with perfect calm and understanding, and most importantly, manage to bring this program in on budget.  (Sorry….I’m a DG…..I couldn’t help the last comment.)

Enjoy the clips of the delegates:

 

 

Just one more.  These young leaders are amazing, aren’t they.  Definitely more mature than the Rotary District Governor taking the video!

 

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