Lewis River Rotary seeks young adults for leadership camp


Lewis River Rotary is seeking candidates for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program.

The program runs from July 8 to July 14 at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. Candidates must be between 19 and 32 years old, and the cost to attend of $1,200 is covered by the club if selected, a news release from Lewis River Rotary stated.

“One of the goals of Rotary is to help young people develop and realize the potential of their leadership abilities and self-confidence,” the release stated.

Rotary International hosts thousands each year through the RYLA program. The program develops the leadership, problem-solving and communication skills of young leaders, who will hear from multiple speakers during the experience who lead in business and community positions, the release stated.

Program attendees will meet fellow participants from Rotary District 5100, which covers the northern third of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“Since 1971, RYLA has recognized young, diverse leaders by rewarding them with the opportunity to expand their perceptions and ideals,” the release stated.

The program participants gain knowledge about themselves, learn to work more effectively in groups and ultimately develop the tools to become better people, clear communicators and future leaders, the release stated.

Lewis River Rotary promises a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” of seminars and presentations by top professionals in a variety of fields. The setting of Menucha Retreat and Conference Center overlooks the Columbia River Gorge.

Applications and full details are available online at RylaDistrict5100.org/apply. The deadline to apply is May 31.