Youth Services Team

Youth Services Team

Youth Services Coordinator
Lis Rogers (Doncaster St Leger)
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Welcome to the youth services section of the web site.

At a meeting on 24th August, a group of interested individuals met to consider priorities for Youth Activities for 2017-18. This very useful meeting identified Rotary Youth Leadership as an important activity which provides development for Young people and opportunities for Rotary visibility and possible recruitment. Details of Castleton RYLA have been circulated as it is in February and clubs need to be selecting candidates now and booking their places.

I am pleased to report that PDG Dave Ashley, member of RC Belper and Duffield, is taking on the organiser role for Buxton RYLA. Further details of the May RYLA will be available in the next 4-6 weeks but clubs should be looking for candidates now.

Young Chef and Young Musician have been highlighted as priority areas. Both these District competitions take place in March 2018 and details are on the website. If clubs are organising local heats they should de aware of the closing dates for the District competitions.

This year, we are trying to revive interest in Youth Exchange. Cas Francis can give further information.

Young Writer and Young Photographer will continue to be supported.

The 5 a side football will also be supported. Clubs should think about approaching local clubs and leagues now as their diaries get full very quickly. Clubs could consider sending their local league winners to the District final!

All these events require clubs to select candidates. It is important that the young people and their parents understand who is sponsoring them and what Rotary is. Clubs should also ensure their sponsored youngster represents Rotary well and behaves in a way that we would all expect. This can only be assessed by someone from the club having personal contact with the young person and their parents.

As always, please contact the event organiser in the first instance but I remain available for unresolved queries or signposting.

Lis Rodgers 07740 302361/01302 726740


Youth Services team members for 2017 – 2018;

Youth Coordinator Lis Rogers (Doncaster St Leger)
Young Musician music Paul West (Doncaster)
Marie Jackson (Ripley)
Tony Neal (Market Rasen)
Young Photographer Neil Lancashire (Kirkby in Ashfield)
Young Chef Marjorie Crookes(Retford)
Wendy Watson(Mexborough & District)
Young Writer John Bendall (Nottingham)
Youth Exchange Cas Francis (Long Eaton)
Youth Speaks
Interact Barbara James (Long Eaton)
RYLA Castleton Ruth Screeton (Rivelin Valley)
RYLA Buxton Dave Ashley (Belper and Duffield)
Football Rod Gent (Burton on Trent)
AG Liaison John Carr (Bretby)