Rotary District 6460
In the Heartland of America


Spring is coming soon, and so is the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend at Beautiful Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL on April 7, 8 and 9, 2017. The weekend begins on Friday, April 7th at 5 PM and ends promptly on Sunday, April 9th  at 11 AM.  RYLA is Rotary's training program for young leaders, emphasizing leadership, citizenship and personal growth. These skills are reinforced with games, competitions and team-building activities to make this an enjoyable as well as enriching weekend for the participants.

The Bradley Rotaract Club and District 6460 Rotarian volunteers will provide everything to make this a successful weekend, with one exception. They need your club to sponsor outstanding high school sophomores from your area high school(s) to attend this event. The goal is to have two or more sophomores from each high school in District 6460 attend the RYLA weekend. Your club members can nominate students that they know, or you may contact your high school's guidance counselors to recommend students for the event. Future Interact Club leaders will benefit greatly from this program. It is not essential that the high school has an Interact club. In fact, sending a student to RYLA is a great first step to getting an Interact club started at your high school.

An application form, club instruction sheet, and promotional piece are enclosed. You can also access these forms on the District website  Early registration applications must be received by Friday, March 17, 2017 complete with the early registration fee of $225. Late Registration fee is $250.

We are excited about our “home” at Beautiful Lake Williamson in Carlinville.  The outdoor and indoor activities are endless!  For further information on the RYLA weekend, please contact District 6460 RYLA 2017 Chair, Paul Kluge (contact information below). For registration questions, please contact RYLA Registration Chair Lori Palmer at 618-259-7522 or at

We have a fantastic RYLA weekend planned and look forward to your club sponsoring future leaders.


Paul Kluge
District 6460 RYLA Chair


RYLA 2017 Application

RYLA 2017 Club Letter

RYLA 2017 - What to Bring

RYLA 2017 Emergency Medical Treatment Form

RYLA 2017 Eagle Creek Adventures Liability Waiver Form

Directions to Lake Williamson

Site Map of Lake Williamson Conference Center



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