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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


Those that attended the conference are pictured above, front row, left to right, Malcolm Romine, Romine Endowment; Jacqui Ellis, Rotary President; Cayden Stevens, Cloverdale High School; Gayle Baugh, Cloverdale High School; Claire Gillen, Greencastle High School; and Trey Wood, Greencastle High School. Back row, left to right, Dean Gambill, Putnam County Community Foundation; Elaine Peck, Putnam County Community Foundation;Bruce Bernhardt, RYLA Chair. (Courtesy Photo) Those that attended the conference are pictured above, front row, left to right, Malcolm Romine, Romine Endowment; Jacqui Ellis, Rotary President; Cayden Stevens, Cloverdale High School; Gayle Baugh, Cloverdale High School; Claire Gillen, Greencastle High School; and Trey Wood, Greencastle High School. Back row, left to right, Dean Gambill, Putnam County Community Foundation; Elaine Peck, Putnam County Community Foundation;Bruce Bernhardt, RYLA Chair. (Courtesy Photo) Four Putnam County Students sponsored by The Greencastle Rotary Club and the Putnam County Community Foundation/ Romine Cultural Learning Activity Fund attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in March of 2018 and presented to the club of their experiences on May 2.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 14-18 in the Central Indiana area are sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in their community to attend the camp ran Rotary District 6560.

The purpose of the program is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with other with similar capabilities.

During the three-day conference held at Camp Tecumseh, Brookston, Ind., participants:

• Explore their own style and strengths

• Learn skills that will enable them to be aware of and to address community needs

• Interact with adult role models who are active in their professions and community

• Develop and learn leadership skills

• Have a lot of fun!

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