AUG 20 - RYLA Update
Bud Kulik (Hynek)
Liam Gallagher (RYLA) (Hart)
Nick Johnson (RYLA) (Hart)
Anna Sawyer (RYLA - counselor) (Hart)
Maisey Griffin (Interact) (Hart, Andrews)
Members We Missed: Dennis, Dunham, Fraher, Murphy, Steven, Tyler, Walker, Whitney
+ Fireside Chat no longer scheduled
+ Camp Sunshine landscaping work day Sept. 14, starting at 8:00, cookout at noon.
+ Sept. 16 golf tournament will need 8 - 10 Rotary volunteers
Liam and Nick gave thoughts on their RYLA experience. Treating obstacles as challenges, not problems. Developing trust -- in yourself as well as in others. Challenging yourself. Learning from others' approach to dealing with situations. More than one style of leadership -- "take charge" style not always best. Getting others to speak up. Realizing cases were joining is better than competing with groups aiming for common goal.
Anna, who was a RYLA 2012 attendee and was one of the ten chosen (from 120) as a counselor for RYLA 2013, emphasized the life-long value of the program in making people better individuals as well as better leaders. It's one of the best investments Rotary could make, she said.
Maisey described first-hand what we have all been hearing about Telstar's Interact program, that it really "took off" last year. But they have even bigger plans for this year, she said -- one particular goal being an international project to add to a wide variety of local projects. Our club is highly impressed with their accomplishments.