How to Apply

Don’t miss the chance to participate in this exciting and rewarding program! All RYLA participants are selected and sponsored by their local Rotary club. RYLA is also unique in that it is one of the rare Rotary programs that includes current Rotarians and their families. Do you have a young Rotarian in your club? Consider them as a participant!

Visit District 5100’s website to find your nearest club: District 5100 Club Finder

The application submission deadline for Rotary clubs to the District RYLA Committee is June 24, 2022.

The week of RYLA is July 9 – 15 2022.

Please note:  Rotary clubs establish their own deadlines for receiving applications.  Potential applicants should consult with a Rotary club in their area to obtain the club’s application deadline

RYLA Application for 2022 (PDF Fillable, use Adobe Reader for best results)
RYLA Online Application for 2022 (For applying without a Rotary Club)
RYLA Brochure for 2022 (PDF)
RYLA Letter for Employers (PDF)

For additional questions, comments, and information, you can contact the District 5100 RYLA Board.

Daniel Spalding

RYLA Chair

Portland New Generations Rotary

Mallory Farnsworth

Program Coordinator

Portland New Generations Rotary

Marie Watkins

Group Facilitator Coordinator

Rhett Martin

Group Facilitator Coordinator

Silverton Rotary


Q: Can Rotarians/Rotaractors and family members attend?

A: Yes! RYLA is unique in that it is open to anyone between the ages of 19 to 32, including Rotarians and their family members.

Q: Are exceptions made for age?

A: Exceptions are made on a case by case basis. Please contact the RYLA chair for details.

Q: Are visitors allowed at RYLA?

A: On Wednesday July 15th, we allow current Rotarians to visit the program. They will be given the choice of attending the 9am-noon AM session or the 2pm-6pm PM visitation session where they can attend and observe the program. Rotarian guest will be asked to only observe during their time as to not disrupt the participant’s experience. To register, contact RYLA Chair Daniel Spalding by June 1st.

Q: What is the tuition cost for the program and when is the application due?

A: Applications are due to the RYLA committee no later than May 31st in order to be considered. Because of the limited space, participants will be accepted in the order received. A tuition payment of $950 will need to be included with the application in order to be accepted.

Q: What does the program tuition pay for?

A: The majority of the tuition pays for rooms and meals for the week at Menucha Retreat Center. The entire RYLA staff including all of the speakers are volunteers and donate their time to the program.

Q: Who do we make checks out to?

A: All checks are made out to Rotary District 5100. If there is space, also include a note that the check is for RYLA 2022.

Q: How do I find participants to sponsor?

A: This is a common question by Rotarians. We encourage them to reach out to young professionals at their jobs, in their community organizations, and even within Rotary. Each year, a number of participants are Rotarians and Rotaractors.