Ben Rae

While I had heard plenty about Ryla from interactions with past attendees I still did not know just what to expect. Like many of the other Rylarians I was a bit hesitant at first when being told that this would be a “life changing event,” but it didn’t take long to realise what a great…

Frazer Murray

“I had heard plenty of hype surrounding the RYLA experience, so I was unsure if expectations were being raised so high that no program could live up to the rhetoric. The hype is warranted, it’s a fantastic course. I came out inspired and motivated to make a difference to my life and my community.  The…

Anyah Putten

Ryla taught me a lot about myself and all of the amazing things that Rotary do world-wide.  I’m a very busy person with work and teaching dancing, but I now always try and get involved in any charity work when I can.  Since Ryla I’ve been a part of a group at work who raise…

Allison Mooney

Allison Mooney (CSP), “inspirational,’ “entertaining,” “versatile,” “value for money’,” “amazing speaker,” just a few very common quotes from customers who, on many occasions, have booked her again and again. Trusted by many business leaders as   a ‘fixer,’ Allie can transform and unify your workforce like no other. Often referred to as the busiest speaker in…

Kevin Biggar

Kevin was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group when he decided to take part in the world’s toughest endurance event – the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race. This requires rowing a 7m plywood dinghy, 5000 km between the Canary Islands and Barbados. An unusual choice for anyone but particularly someone who had never rowed before…

Alex Worker

“I did not know what to expect going into the week long Rotary Youth Leadership Awards of Rotary District 9920 held out at Willow Park and was pleasantly surprised ““and slightly apprehensive- by the rigorous challenge set by the Rotary programme. I was blown away by the comprehensiveness of the leadership course and the many…

Genevieve Mora

“One of the best things I”˜ve ever done was to apply and attend RYLA. It really was a life changing experience that tested me both mentally and physically. The friendships, skills and lessons that I took away from my week at RYLA have helped me in more ways than I could have imagined.”

Annah Stretton

Annah Stretton’s business, Stretton Group, is based in the Waikato. Here, her success has grown to include a chain of 30 fashion retail stores throughout New Zealand, export accounts to the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and a publishing arm that delivers three magazine titles to the market ““ one of which is the highly successful “˜Her…