Youth Services Team

Youth Services Team

Dr Lis Rodgers (Doncaster St. Leger)

Dear Youth Chairs, new or experienced

Here is some initial information for the next Rotary Year. I have realised that my report to District Council is not being passed to Youth Chairs by the club reps so I will post it on the website in future.

As you can see we are rationalising time and expenditure based on previous interest in events (or lack thereof!)


None of these events will run next year due to insufficient interest to justify the time and expense of running them.

Castleton RYLA was very successful and will run on 16th -19th February 2019
Buxton RYLA was very successful and well supported. Dates for the next rotary year are under discussion but provisionally 17th – 19th May 2019


Following the District Assembly session kindly run for me by Melanie Holmes, and after discussion with DGE Cheryle, the priorities for next year will be

  • Rotakids,
  • Music Bursary aimed at less advantaged talented young musicians,
  • Masterclass for Young Chefs,
  • Slam Jam
  • Involvement in the Big Bang events for Technology.

I will provide further details on these topics ASAP.

If you are interested in an event to talk about Rotakids in September, please let me know.

Young Writer topic for 2019 is ‘My Inspiration’

Young Photographer topic for 2019 is Beauty of Nature

There was a request for a D1220 Music Showcase. I am willing to discuss this with any volunteer who wishes to organise this. None of the events next year will run without volunteers coming forward to assist with organisation.

Dr Lis Rodgers


Youth Services team members for 2018 – 2019;

Youth Team Co-ordinator Lis Rodgers (Doncaster St Leger)
Young Musician Bursary Lis Rodgers
Anni Gel (Bingham & Radcliffe on Trent)
Young Photographer Neil Lancashire (Kirkby in Ashfield)
Young Chef Masterclass Wendy Watson (Mexborough)
Young Writer John Bendall (Nottingham)
Youth Exchange Cas Francis (Long Eaton)
Slam Jam Colin Gell (Carlton)
Interact Barbara James (Long Eaton)
RYLA Buxton Dave Ashley (Belper & Duffield)
RYLA Castleton Ruth Screeton (Sheffield)
Jeremy Holmes (Sheffield)
Rotakids Lis Rodgers