Posted by Christine Pinney on Sep 20, 2019
Because of RYLA 2019, We have reason to celebrate!
We, Rotarians of District 7910, have directly impacted the lives of 800 people as a result of our 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in June at Fitchburg State University!
Check out the "Feelin' 800" we generated:
  • 200 attendees
  • 30 Group Facilitators (juniors, GFs)
  • 6 Program Facilitators (seniors, PFs)
  • 400 parents (at closing ceremony)
  • 100+ volunteers
  • 50 RYLA chairs
  • 20 RYLA board members
Thank you to all of you who spread the word to encourage applications, interviewed to select the students, and raised the money: $300 per attendee = $60,000 in scholarships!
We received more than 50 handwritten thank-you notes expressing sincere appreciation and gratitude for a three-day conference that was nothing short of life-changing. If we had a dollar for every time we heard that, we could sponsor another student! If you'd like to see the thank-you notes, in the original handwriting, bop on over to the Facebook group page for Rotary District 7910 RYLA. (By the way, it's free to join this private group page. Simply request access - and we will grant it.)

Watch for more juicy bits on our Facebook group page, on the Rotary District 7910 Facebook page, and on our RYLA 7910 LinkedIn page. There's a lot more to come.
Stay tuned for information about how you can get access to photos that were captured at this year's RYLA event - which you can use in your news releases and Rotary promotional materials.
Thank you all!
Whether you have contributed a little or a lot, you have made a huge difference.
Your contributions made RYLA 2019 the best ever!
To learn more about RYLA in District 7910, click here.
Christine Pinney, RYLA chair of District 7910, may be reached at