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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – Could You Be Up for This?

Over the last week we've detailed on our page the successes of our two most recent RYLA candidates. Both Gemma and Ella have made clear that it was successfully completing the RYLA course that gave them the confidence and the skills to achieve other milestones in their lives. These qualities will remain with them as their careers progress.
RYLA is internationally recognised as a high-quality leadership development programme and we sponsor a candidate to attend the residential course at Grafham Water. Candidates are aged between 18-26 and the course is open to all. Activities range from practical initiative challenges, to personal and presentational skills. We've posted some photos of the most recent course, plus a video – The Innovation Factory - on the previous post.
If anyone would like more details then please contact us by email on youthchair@stivesrotarycambs.org.uk, or via our website, www.stivesrotarycambs.org.uk or leave a message on this page.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - Video

The Innovation Factory - now this looks like fun.
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Ella McKenzie - A Year(ish) in the Life of a RYLA Superstar.
Following on from Gemma Duma's successes last week, we were treated at our meeting to a talk from our 2015 RYLA candidate Ella McKenzie, on the incredible things that have happened to her since she completed her course.
Ella, who is a carer herself, works for The Cambridgeshire Carers Trust, and empowering and encouraging young people, and carers in particular, is her passion. So much so that her efforts were recognised internationally when she was awarded the Queen's Young Leaders Award, one of only 60 worldwide and only 3 in the UK. As part of this award Ella has met The Queen, the Prime Minister, MPs, celebrities and even had her own 10 minute slot on primetime BBC 2 television.
In particular, having literally grabbed Prince Harry's attention, she is now working on a project with his people at Kensington Palace to include recognition for carers in The Invictus Games - what a goal to aim for.
Ella went to great lengths to explain that it was successfully completing her RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) that kicked off the confidence levels necessary to achieve all this - and gave her the determination to keep it going. Ella even brought along her Queen's Award to show us, and it really couldn't be more deserved.
Tremendous stuff Ella - and you bet we are looking forward to hearing how this all turns out.
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Huntingdonshire Concert Band in 2017
Here's some good news - those talented musicians in the HCB, who put on such a smashing Christmas concert for us, have a full programme of concerts this year, and we detail below where they will be performing in 2017.
Make sure you get these dates in the diary - you wouldn't want to miss any of these.
Sat. 25.02.17 Concert: Bar Hill Church. Bar Hill. Cambs. 7.30pm
Sat. 25.03.17 Big Band Sounds Burgess Hall, St Ives. 7.30pm
Sat. 24.06.17 Outdoor Concert Hemingford Abbots Flower Festival 2.30pm
Sat. 08.07.17 Outdoor Concert. St Ives Festival, St Ives 7.30pm
Sat. 16.09.17 Concert for RAFA Free Church, St Ives 7.30pm
Sat 18.11.17 Massed Bands Concert with The Band of the Irish Guards. Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon. 7.30pm
Sat. 10.12.17 Christmas Cracker Concert, Free Church, St Ives 6.00pm
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More Success For Our RYLA Candidate Gemma Duma
Following on from her success at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards last year, Gemma Duma has built on this and has been awarded her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
She was presented with her Certificate by Sir Hugh Duberly KCVO,CBE Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire at The Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke School, along with the other successful candidates, and now the next stop is the Palace.
Gemma has written to us thanking the club for its support and confirming just how important the RYLA course was in both providing the skills and confidence necessary to tackle something like the DOE Awards.
We certainly agree with Gemma that the RYLA course is a hugely valuable thing to do, but also that it takes an exceptional candidate like Gemma to make full use of its benefits. Well done indeed Gemma and we look forward to hearing about your trip to the palace.
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