Details of Event
Monday 3rd January – Sunday 9th January 2022
Stanwell Tops (see map)
Location Map
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Dear Rotarians and supporters of RYLA in District 9675,

We are delighted to announce that RYLA is returning in 2022!
Thank you to everyone that has remained supportive of RYLA amidst COVID. We know that the past year has been challenging for many Rotary clubs and programs, and we really appreciate the enthusiasm across the District for RYLA to return.
Here are the key details which are confirmed:
  • The RYLA Program will be held from 3-9 January 2022.
  • The program will be held at Stanwell Tops, and we are planning to increase the number of participants.
  • The RYLA Chair is Ben MacNevin, the RYLA Seminar Leader is Joanna Laba and the RYLA Registrar is Gayle Malcom.
If you have any questions or wish to make contact about the RYLA Program, please email
We look forward to providing further details as they are confirmed, including participant costs and the application process.
Ben MacNevin                                               Margaret Noonan
RYLA Chair - Rotary District 9675                  New Generations and Youth Director - Rotary District 9675
Rotary Club of Sydney Cove                          Rotary Club of Five Dock


What is RYLA?

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long residential personal development program for young people aged 19 to 25, which focuses on yourself, leadership and community.
In Rotary District 9675, RYLA aims to: 
  • Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
  • Provide an opportunity for young people to develop a network of resources to facilitate their roles and development
  • Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
  • Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people and
  • Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.
"RYLA was such an eye opening experience. The friends gained and lessons learnt will stay with me forever"
"Within 24 hours, I knew I was in for a fantastic week"