Our very own club member and Director of International Service, Leigh Smellie, is one of the lucky Rotaractors who have been sponsored by Rotary Sunrise to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards ("RYLA") in Washington, DC. 


RYLA is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Young persons ages 18-30, who are chosen for their leadership potential, attend an all-expense-paid seminar, camp or workshop, generally three to ten days in length, organized and run by Rotarians with records of achievement.

This year's programme will include 'Fellowship Around The World', which highlights one embassy each from different areas of the globe; a Rotaract Service Project Expo; a national Fourth of July Celebration; tours around the U.S. capital, and leadership workshops.

Leigh will depart to Washington DC on July 1 to represent both our club and the
Cayman Islands.  We hope that she will have a wonderful and fulfilling trip and look forward to hearing all about the event when she returns!