February 2021 Virtual RYLA Now Open!

Experience the SECOND District 5495 Virtual RYLA this February on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th! Registration is FREE and open to all!

Contact Sherry Mischel at sherryfmischel@outlook.com or 602-510-3339 for more information.

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District 5495

Arizona Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

How do I apply as a Virtual RYLA Counselor?

  1. To be eligible to apply as a Virtual RYLA Counselor, you must have been a RYLA Delegate at either the Camp Pinerock, Camp Ponderosa, Or Virtual RYLA. Seniors who graduated in the class of 2020 are still eligible to apply as a Virtual RYLA Counselor. 
  2. General counselor duties with the Virtual RYLA event include attendance at all team counselor meetings, leading breakout sessions, facilitating group discussions, and other miscellaneous duties. Serving as a Virtual RYLA counselor necessitates strong leadership, flexibility, empathy, a good camera presence, and reliance on the 4-Way Test in making decisions. 
  3. Must have a reliable device accessible to you in which you can conduct zoom meetings (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.). 
  4. There are two required events that counselors must attend:
    • Staff training
      • Saturday, January 30th (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 
    • Virtual RYLA
      • Friday, February 12th (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
      • Saturday, February 13th (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  5. Application instructions:
    • Attend the staff training day on Saturday, January 30th (10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
      1. Training day will be recorded and a make-up training day will be offered if needed. 
    • Attend the entire two-day Virtual RYLA event on Friday, February 12th (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.) and Saturday, February 13th (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 
    • Application deadline is midnight, Monday, January 25th.  
    • You should receive an email copy of your completed application. Please save this for possible future reference.
    • You will be contacted by email shortly after the completion of your application with further counselor information. 
    • Please check your email regularly and reply in a timely manner – majority of  communications related to the Virtual RYLA are done by email. 
    • Further roles, responsibilities, and tasks will be notified via email. 
    • If selected to serve as a Ponderosa RYLA counselor, you commit yourself to:
  6. Please contact Colton Cagle email caglecolton@gmail.com; or John Wintersteen, cell (602) 390-3124 and email jdwintersteen@gmail.com 


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