Rotary Clubs in District 6690 may sponsor current High School Sophomores or Juniors (rising Seniors)

to attend the Rotary RYLA Conference.

Interested Clubs should follow the RYLA time line below. 

FALL: September - December

  • Agree to sponsor student participants to attend the District 6690 RYLA Conference.

  • Appoint a Rotarian contact for your club.

  • Submit the Sponsorship Agreement Form along with your payment to District 6690 by the stated deadline...keep a copy for our files.

  • Establish contacts with area high schools

  • Provide your school contacts with information on District 6690's RYLA event.

  • Develop the criteria and process for participant selection.

WINTER: January - April

  • Review the Club Guidelines for Selecting Students

  • Complete your Rotary Clubs' Contact Information on all forms before distribution to schools and students.

  • Make copies of the RYLA Application form as needed for your Clubs' files.

  • Collect completed applications at least two weeks prior to District 6690 deadline

  • Review each application, and its corresponding student statement

  • Select an alternate for every participant selected.

  • Submit the Selected Participant Submission Form to the District by the stated deadline.

  • Make contact with your students and thank all who applied.

  • Advise and congratulate your participants and alternates on having been selected.

  • Keep a copy of your student participants and alternates applications for your records.

  • Invite student participants and alternates to complete the online Registration Form.

  • Encourage alternates to complete the online registration form. Due to the cancellation of some participants, Alternates are frequently contacted and able to attend the conference.


  • Remain in contact with the participant and their families.

  • Make certain that students complete and return all materials (Emergency and Medical Authorization etc) to District 6690 on time.

  • Arrange for the round trip transportation of your student participant(s) to the RYLA conference

  • Volunteer to assist your District committee with working the event.

  • Ask your Rotary Club to set aside money in the budget for next years' RYLA participants.

  • Contact the student participant(s) after the conference for their feedback - Ask them to share their experience at an upcoming Rotary meetings.