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RYLA 2023 : A visit to Scarborough

Eileen reports...

No young person who has completed the week at Hebden Hey can call themselves a “RYLArian” until they have reported back to the sponsor Rotary Club.

This year, York Rotary sponsored Theo from Scarborough to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and on September 25th, President Paul and Pat Harvey, Mary Lumley and Eileen Davis visited RC Scarborough to hear his report.

He presented an interesting summary of his week and was joined by Isha, one of the 2 Scarborough candidates. Between them, they spoke of their expectations, challenges and immense satisfaction that they had completed the course in what was some of the worst weather this summer.

They had made new friends and were both keen to explain that beforehand they would not have been confident to make the presentation to so many Rotarians and partners, District Coordinator Lucy Armitage, her Deputy Ken Robertshaw and their RYLA Mentors. Proud parents looked on and expressed their thanks and appreciation for the opportunity which had so positively shaped their youngsters.

Sincere thanks are due to RC Scarborough RYLA Coordinator, David Grisdale, who organised the special meeting, President Trevor Bull and members of the Club who made us so welcome.

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