2019 Great Plains RYLA





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Halsey, NE

Total Budget: $1,600

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Send 4 students to the 2019 Great Plains RYLA camp

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program sponsored by Rotary International that promotes, encourages and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leaders. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but Great Plains RYLA focuses on youth who are high school sophomores and juniors.

RYLA consists of an all-expense paid five-day conference that brings together a special group of young men and women from Central and Western Nebraska to share ideas about becoming better leaders. Action-packed activities, like problem solving games, challenge course, group discussions and teambuilding activities, help participants build confidence and leadership skills.

RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth.

Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders.

Encourage leadership of youth by youth.

Publicly recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.

The Great Plains RYLA camp will take place July 17-21, 2019 at the Halsey National Forest in Halsey, NE. This grant will cover the cost for 4 students to attend the camp from the St. Paul, NE area. The cost is $400 per student.

St. Paul Rotary members participate in this project in multiple ways:

2 club members are in charge of working directly with the RYLA camp, getting information to potential camp attendees and organizing a selection committee.

A selection committee of about 5 club members participate in selecting the students.

At least 1 club member will be an advisor at the camp.

Club members trans port the students to and from the camp (~250 miles round trip).

Students will have a presentation at a Rotary meeting about their experience at RYLA.

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: St. Paul

Primary Contact: Chris Tomhave

Email: flxsig@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


by Chris Tomhave

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Chris Tomhave

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Chris Tomhave

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Tomhave.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Bob Mayber.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project signed by Don Peterson.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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