Dear Community Members

Dear Community Members

Dear Community Members,

The Gainesville Rotary Club is now offering scholarships to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Leadership Conference. This conference will be held at University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday, June 19th, to Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants are rising junior or senior high school students. The Gainesville Rotary Club is looking for qualified candidates for this unique leadership training. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
  • Emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth
  • Provides an effective training experience for selected students
  • Encourages leadership of students by students
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

If you know of a rising junior or senior high school student that would benefit from this leadership conference, and represent the Gainesville community, please have them fill out the attached application. Applications are due Friday, March 14, 2014 at <baufgator@ aol.com> or mailed to: Barbara Anderson, 6210 NW 52nd Lane, Gainesville, FL 32653. Applicants must be able to travel and attend the conference in Jacksonville, June 19th and return June 22nd.

Sincerely,

Barbara Anderson

RYLA Chairman

Gainesville Rotary Club

Sally J Lawrence

Rotary Programs

Gainesville Rotary Club

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

RYLA participants must be rising high school juniors or seniors.

RYLA 2014 will be held at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, June 19th to Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 14

(Candidate’s Last Name)(First)(Middle)

Home Address(Street)(City)(Zip Code)

Phone NumberCell NumberE-Mail

Name(s) of Parent(s)/Guardian with whom you reside

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Parent /Guardian Home number Cell Number Work Number

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Date of BirthAgeGender

School Attending 2013-2014

Grade Point Average (unweighted)

2014-2015 Entering______11th Grade______12th Grade

T-Shirt Size, Men’s: Small Medium Large XL

Vegetarian: Yes No

Name for Name Badge:______

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Anderson <> or (352) 376-5080

Student Application

List or describe activities in which you are involved, as well as leadership positions you have held.

These are not criteria for acceptance but are another way for us to understand who you are and how attending RYLA will benefit you. Briefly describe your past leadership experiences, along with your level of commitment towards achieving excellence in leadership. (Example: an officer, a committee member, community volunteer, amount of time spent/required, etc.) Please type your answers. You may use another sheet of paper to type your answers, but please use the same format as below. Thank you!

1. Club/Organization Membership (current and past):

2. Leadership Positions held (current and past):

3. Community Service Activities (current and past):

4. Awards and Honor Recognitions:

5. Athletics:

6. Arts (Performing and Visual):

Candidate’s SignatureDate

List of (non-family) References

Name ______

Address ______

City ______State ____ Zip Code______

Telephone # HM______Cell or Work______

Relationship with this person ______

How long have you known this person? ______

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Address ______

City ______State ____ Zip Code______

Telephone # HM______Cell or Work______

Relationship with this person ______

How long have you known this person? ______

Name ______

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Telephone # HM______Cell or Work______

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