RYLA - General Information For Rotarians
It is the responsibility of the Club President or designated RYLA Conference Chair to submit application fees for your Club’s candidates no later than April 8, 2023 to Melissa Kopp-Smith at the Rotary District Office, P.O. Box 7116, York, PA 17404, and to carry out all auxiliary duties that accompany the selection of candidates for the conference. All responsibilities and duties are thoroughly explained herein.
     
Again, the goal of the District RYLA Conference Committee is to have each Rotary Club in the District be represented by at least one young man and one young woman at the Conference. If the Rotary Club serves an area that has more than one high school, the Club should select at least one male and one female student from each high school. Last year more than 140 students attended! We hope to better that total in 2023. Please attempt to have an equal balance of young men and women.
 
RYLA will be held Sunday, June 11 to Thursday, June 15, 2023. 
 
REMIND YOUR STUDENTS - THEY MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE FROM REGISTRATION THROUGH THE CLOSE OF THE FAMILY NIGHT BANQUET!
  
VITAL INFORMATION
  • Students will submit their applications on-line to the District Registrar. The registrar will contact your club for verification of student attendees. 
  • Fee: $500 per attendee
  • Exchange students attending RYLA are not eligible for RYLA Awards.
  • The Family Night Celebration Event will be held Thursday, June 15, 2023. Cost for Rotarians, parents and guests will be $15 per person for heavy hors d'ouevres. There is no cost for Conferees to attend the banquet.
  • If your student DOES NOT Attend RYLA, your Club WILL NOT receive a credit or refund!
  • There are several RYLA scholarships available that a Club demonstrating economic need can apply for. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a letter/e-mail to Melissa Kopp-Smith, P.O. Box 7116, York, PA 17404 or office@rotary7390.org. All requests will be evaluated by the RYLA committee. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2023. Clubs that are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by March 6, 2023. If you have questions on scholarships, please contact District RYLA chair Gary Crissman. at ghcrissman@verizon.net or 717-576-6113.