The Governance Committee establishes the structure of RYLA, holds programme templates and provides support to the club managing the program.

The RYLA Governance Committee comprises the following;


Peter Ross


Bill Chakow


Richard Wilkie


Alex McKenzie


RYLA is a Residential Seminar For young adults between the age of 20 and 28 to be held at Willow Park, Eastern Beach, Auckland

RYLA Objectives:

  • demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for potential young leaders in our community;
  • bring together people who have evidenced leadership qualities and who will benefit from a seminar covering a balanced programme of lectures, discussion groups and interaction over a week long period;
  • provide information and instruction on subjects of interest and of benefit to these young people through various industry leaders and experts on a wide range of topics;
  • equip, instruct and encourage promising young people from differing cultures and backgrounds to better serve their community and their country; encourage youth leadership;
  • recognise young people who are providing service to their communities;
  • provide awardees with an experience they will not forget.

The annual Rotary Youth Leadership event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Papakura Inc – go to

Candidate website is

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