Posted by Charlotte England
The RYLA Dinner at Camp Oasis in Mt Evelyn was a wonderful showcase of a Rotary Youth initiative.  This year our Club took the lead in our District to support the event.
On a very warm evening many club members made the trek to Mt Evelyn to celebrate with RYLA participants who had spent several days involved in this worthwhile leadership and personal development programme.  It was enlightening to see so many young people who had experienced so much personal growth and wanted to share it.
Susie Cole, from End Polio Now, gave an uplifting talk about Rotary's role in ending Polio and the value of visiting overseas locations to see how Rotary's support in is this important area is playing a large part in eradicating such a crippling disease. Her encouragement to the RYLA students to look at their 'next step' in the Rotary world was well received and gave the participants much food for thought!
President Ian's comprehensive presentation about our Club showed the many and varied activities that we are involved in at so many levels.  It certainly encapsulated our ethos and, the wide variety of support we give to our local community and overseas initiatives.
The final part of the evening was a broad and entertaining show involving all participants and the audience at times.  A fitting finale to a great evening!
Our photos show 1) Susie Cole with President Ian, 2) Katrina Flinn, Richard Logan, Joanna Benhamou, Lawrence and Virginia Reddaway and 3) the joint is jumpin'
And yet some more photos from the Sunday break-up barbecue at Camp Oasis. First we have the chefs making sure the sausages are done to a "T", while the salad-makes chop and chop some more.
Jane Bentley and Anne Scott received some unsolicited advice from a local resident, who was rewarded with some tit-bits. Lucky fellow!