RYLA - Reaching Beyond the District (Experienced with RYLA in the 19-30 age group)


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Presentation given by Michiko Mitarai and George Justin Philips at the 2013 RYLA Preconvention in Lisbon, Portugal.

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RYLA - Reaching Beyond the District (Experienced with RYLA in the 19-30 age group)

  1. 1. 2013 RI CONVENTION RI Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Reaching Beyond the District 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRE-CONVENTION IN LISBON Facilitators Michiko Mitarai G.Justin Philips
  2. 2. 2013 RI CONVENTION Today’s Agenda 13:30 Objectives of Today’s session 13:40 Introduction 14:00 Japanese case of beyond district 14:10 Discussion 14:40 Wrap-up
  3. 3. 2013 RI CONVENTION Introduction of Facilitators Michiko MITARAI • Rotary Club of Tokyo Hiroo, JAPAN, RI 2750 District • RI RYLA Committee Member ’12- 13 • RI RYLA Committee Chair-Elect ’13-’14 • Board Member, Goucher College Justin G. PHILLIPS • Rotary Club of Westport Sunrise, CT, USA • District New Generation Programs, Chair-Elect ’13-’14 • XX
  4. 4. 2013 RI CONVENTION What is RYLA? • Initially the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program was established to pay respect and concern for youth by Rotarians. • RYLA program provides effective training experience for selected young people (14 to 30 years old) who demonstrated or showed potential leadership in their community.
  5. 5. 2013 RI CONVENTION New expectation for RYLA • New generation service became 5th avenue of service • RYLA experienced youth, especially between 19 to 30 years old who learned Rotary spirits, have high potential to be good candidates for Rotarian in near future.
  6. 6. 2013 RI CONVENTION Today’s objectives: Issues/ solutions • However, awareness of RYLA program among Rotarian is limited, despite the possible benefit to all Rotary community. • There is urgent need to promote the significance of the program to incoming district Governors’ Nominee and Elect, beyond each district.
  7. 7. 2013 RI CONVENTION Exercise#1 - Introduction • Please introduce yourself (1 min/ person) •Your name, district, country •Your assessment on awareness of RYLA program in your country? Does your RYLA program reach other districts? •Do your RYLA program reach the targeted youth? Does your district of country follow up the RYLArian, as almuni group?
  8. 8. 2013 RI CONVENTION Exercise #2 – Group Discussion • Let us hear what other Districts and Countries have done to promote RYLA among Rotarians.
  9. 9. 2013 RI CONVENTION Japanese case of beyond district 2013.2.9 Sat 9-16pm xxxx JPY/ person <Background> • 50% of Rotary Districts in Japan implement RYLA program • Need to expand and promote RYLA program all over Japan <Participants> • 113 participants from 28 districts (out of 34) participated • Governor • Governor-elect & nominees • Past Governors • RYLA Committee Chairs • New Generation program chairs (for non-RYLA districts) #6 Annual All Japan Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Institute Forum
  10. 10. 2013 RI CONVENTION Japanese case of beyond district #6 All Japan Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Institute Forum (2013.2.9 Sat 9-16pm) <Agenda> • Dr. Minamizono, past RI director “RI New Generation Service Program and RI strategic plan” as key not speech • Report on RI new direction for RYLA • Report by RYLARIAN on their experience • Panel Discussion on their experience among different districts of past governor and RYLA Chair RYLA Promotion Share BEST practice