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The Rotary Club of Waitakere City hosted the District 9910 RYLA (Rotary Young Leadership Award) camp in April 2005 at Mt Albert Grammar.

RYLA team 2005

Rotarian Domenic welcoming an awardee

Oliver Vovchenko, the Waitakere awardee

Oli, far right, with his team

Deep in a project

Speaker Bev Roberts with Rotarians Bob Benzie, Monique Mataga and Theo Van Lier

Visitors with Rotarian Kerry McMillan

A team building exercise

Awardees with Rotarian Peter Smith

Rotarian Terry Hodges with the awardees

Rotarian John Ritchie with Rotarian and Captain of the "Pacific Mermaid" on the RYLA/Rotary night dinner


It is traditional that one night at RYLA is Rotary night when the Rotarians of both the Hosting Club and RYLA sponsors come to dinner.

This dinner in 2005 was held on board the "Pacific Mermaid"

Rotarian Ivan Yukich, Rachel Ritchie and awardees

A visitor with Rotarians John Ritchie, Ken Dixon and Rachel Ritchie

Rotarians Derek Gee, Domenic Wood and Monique Mataga with a visitor

Our Young Leaders.
Start as strangers, end as life long friends


The following people sponsored by our Club have attended RYLA over the years:

NOTE: This list is a "work in progress"


2013: Shatil AhmedShatil Adib Ahmed

Shatil came to Rotary as our guest speaker in June 2013 full of passion about how amazing RYLA is and how much he learned.

June Bulletin



Hamish Mackay and Shyam Rai



Eddie Tuiavii

Eddie came to Rotary as our guest speaker in June 2011 and gave a glowing account of the camp.

Details in our weekly Club Bulletin


Alexander Hawera 

Alex came to our meeting as guest speaker in September 2012

Details in our weekly Club Bulletin

Alex's comment was "Of all the Leadership course I have done this is absolutely the best"


Oliver Vovchenko

We also sponsored Oli to an Outward Bound course in January 2005

 1991 Christine Dunn 
 1990 Paula Macks
Janien Raper 
1987 Karun McClurkin
Sherryn Flower
Craig Eaton 
1986 Jennifer Vla
Andrew Mee
Kevin Barker 
1985 Levonne Underwood 
1982 Sandra Pearce
Dalla Labrum
1981 Michael Nicholson 
1974 Peter Harrison 
1972 Susan and John Pringle 
1970 Lynn Brownlees

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