Contact:  Carol Beddome
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401

The Rotary Club of Ogden Seeks Youth for Leadership Training

Ogden, UT - May 16, 2016.  The Rotary Club of Ogden is currently seeking young men or women who will be high school sophomores or juniors during the 2016-17 school year, interested in attending Rotary Youth Leadership Award training in Heber City on the weekend of September 21st-24th.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a leadership training program sponsored by Rotary International and designed to promote, encourage, motivate and reward outstanding young people who want to become leaders in their school or other aspects of their lives.  RYLA - called "the best week of my life" by many former RYLArians - consists of an all-expense paid three-day conference with a group of more than 100 young men and women from across Utah who will learn from experts and share ideas about becoming better leaders.  Action-packed activities include problem-solving games, an outdoor challenge course, group discussions and team-building exercises, all to help participants build confidence and leadership skills.

The Ogden Rotary Club is looking to sponsor 4 high school students at the training.  The deadline for our club to receive applications is August 15th.  Once notified, awardees must then register by Sept. 12 on the District website.  Applications and a brief paragraph stating why the student should be chosen to attend this unique opportunity can be sent to Club President, Debbie Nielson at

Information related to the training can be found at www.rylautah.orgApplications can be found on here.  Adult volunteers are needed and can register at no cost.

About the Rotary Club of Ogden:  Founded in 1918 The Rotary Club of Ogden is among the oldest and largest Rotary Clubs in Utah.  The Rotary Club of Ogden meets each Wednesday at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on Washington Boulevard from noon to 1:00 PM.  For more information on the Rotary Club of Ogden, visit  Rotary was established in 1905 in Chicago and locally began in 1911 in Salt Lake City.   Clubs are non-political, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.   Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary's global membership is approximately 1.2 million men and women who belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, "Service above self." 

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