Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's investment in the leaders of tomorrow.
Across the Rotary Districts in Great Britain and Ireland , RYLA courses are an intensive training programme in leadership development and teamwork for young people aged between 14 and 30 though age ranges differ according to the specific RYLA course being offered by a particular Rotary Club or District.
Talented young people are invited by Rotary Clubs to attend a RYLA course which can be a seminar, camp or workshop of three to ten days in length. Courses are a blend of physical activity with personal character and leadership development.
The Rotary Club of Penzance participates in the scheme run by Rotary here in the South-West.
Past delegates have included Lottie Allen, now Head Gardener on St Michael's Mount; Kate Jamieson, now running The Old Success Inn in Sennen; Emma Lainchbury, since graduated from Exeter University and now Kitchen Gardener at Tresco Abbey; Derek Thomas now incumbent MP representing our local constituency at Westminster.
Young people wanting to know more about taking part in RYLA should contact our club secretary.
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Thanks to heartwarming public support, almost £10,000 has been donated to relieve food-poverty and general deprivation here in the far south-west of Cornwall. But please keep on giving - more funds will mean more relief for more young families.more
Over £40,000 distributed by local Rotary Clubs during the pandemic for the relief of local hardship. This Newsletter provides some of the most recent information about the activities of the club.more
The Rotary Club of Penzance is currently meeting via Zoom until normal meetings can resume. Rotary events planned for 2020 have been postponed and we are directing funds to those suffering hardship. Please make contact if you are interested in Rotary.more
The club meets each Friday lunchtime and up to twice each month members and guests enjoy a talk by a speaker. Talks cover a wide range of subjects with most being community focussed. Others may cover a speaker's special interests.more
A wide range of Community activities are undertaken, many of which are detailed on the related pages here . . . New club members are always welcome. With new members come new ideas and new projects to run alongside our existing ones.more
Some of the most rewarding activities carried out by Rotarians are Young Chef Competitions, Concerts by School and College Students and conducting 'Mock Job Interviews' for soon to be school leavers.more
The club undertakes fundraising through a variety of activities and through the Rotary Community Shop at the top of Market Jew Street. Funds are donated to a wide range of community groups & charities. Request a Grant Application Form through this page.more
The Rotary Community Shop is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all profits benefit local charities and good causes. The Shop is a joint venture between both of the town's Rotary Clubs instigated by the RC of Mount's Bay.more
'Thank you' to the regulars and visitors at the Logan Rock Inn at St. Levan for continuing to help Rotary with the PolioPlus campaign. Rotarians around the world have been raising funds for the eradication of polio for over twenty five years.more