1. All Japan RYLA
RYLA Survey before the 7th seminar of All Japan RYLA Institute on March
Zone 1, 2, 3
By AJRI, Vice Chair Michiko Mitarai
AJRI Operation Committee member Seishu Tanetani
3. ＲＹＬＡ basic data
• 28 District out of 34 Districts in Japan have RYLA Programs.
• That is 82% of Districts are practicing RYLA, 18 % are not.
4. How many days are popular RYLA in Japan?
No. 1 is 2 days & 1 night
No. 2 is 3 days & 2nights
No.3 is 1 day.
No.4 is 3 days & 4 nights.
5. Popular Month for RYLA Program
May, March ,followed by Sep, Oct, Dec
July & August are most unpopular months for
6. Who pays for RYLA, &
What kind of insurance do you have?
Who pays for RYLA?
7. Who are instructors for RYLA on site?
• Specialists ２３
• Professors １４
• Entrepreneurs ９
• Others １３
9. RYLA Topics for the last two years
• Appreciation of the Nature
• Through Water problem, insight to the world, & Japan
• How to utilize community wealth & materials & be creative
• Love for Family & community you are in
• What could we do for the Community?”
• Young people, go out to the world”
“What should you be proud of as a Japanese?”
• Re-construction after the disaster & what could we do ?”
• “Leadership in Crisis”
• “Top Leaders, & expectation”
• Ways of Communication”
• A Challenge of the Youth “
• “Speak out of your heart with kind words”
• “What Education means to me”
• “Let’s lead our way & be proud of one’s heritage!”
• “Career education & Life planning”
“Peace & life”
• “Moving experience for the nest generation”
• “adult mannerism”
11. Where do you get the applicants? &How do
you promote RYLA?
Club visit 14
Private companies 14
Office & NPO 3
Banks & agriculture org 3
Rotary Yoneyama scholars 1
News papers, magazine, town
Youth Chamber of Commerce 1
12. Others: specifically How?
• News Papers’ Ad
• President-Secretary Meetings
• District Conference
• Governor’s official visits to the Clubs
• To Other new generation program participants
• words of mouth
13. Relationship of RYLA with the community
• Club recommendations of the worthy potential leaders helps that the young leaders
understand Rotary spirit. They will be our “HOPE” and “ENEGY” for future in our communities.
• Organizing RYLArian alumni makes it possible for them to participate in IM, and service project.
Working with Rotarians will educate them on Rotary service spirit.
• Working with & for the community, both RYLArian & Rotarian activate energy.
• Picking the theme and problem of the community will be important to RYLA.
• Clubs will hold RYLA in turn, and we do not have much relationship with the community. We
should consider RYLA, RA, IA as a whole and take more comprehensive point of view.
• RYLArians Need to know more about Rotary activities. They would be our future community
leaders. It is ideal if they become Rotators and Rotarians.
• Meanwhile as District RYLA committee, we want to review the program which makes the
young leaders to be true leaders.
• 2 nights and3 days seminar has little impact to the community in a short run. But we must
believe our program high-lighten their quality as future leaders.
I want to learn what other District do to improve the situation.
14. Relationship of RYLA with the community
• It is needed that we recognize the need of the community. RYLA program should face the conflict resolution
of the community. We want the community youth leaders to recommend the potential leaders.
• One cannot separate leadership from the community. I want the young leaders to be able to apply what they lean
at RYLA, and actively do things in the community. Continuing what you started with RYLA is must.
• Supporting RYLArian will activate the community.
• Promoting Rotary New Generation programs in the communities are meaningful.
• It would promote Rotary activities such as RYLA. RYLArian can contribute to the community. That is our purpose.
• I hope to see more recommendation and introduction of the young potential leaders from community leaders.
• Even Rotarians do not know RYLA pro9gram very well. The Rotarians involved with RYLA must
promote it strongly.
• We try to get the Committee members for RYLA, but certain clubs are sending them, but not in general.
District has to work together for RYLA, to make it more meaningful.
15. Relationship of RYLA with the
• Participations for RYLA from Rotary families and company successors
are needed. It would lead them to be future Rotarians.
• We ask instructors for workshop from our community. This increases
community understanding of RYLA.
• It is important to let the community know about RYLA.
One can consider it as an EVENT to spread understanding of Rotary.
16. After RYLA, what activities are there for
Join Rotaract Club 14
Alumni oraganizations 9
Face book ETC. 8
Join Rotary Clubs 7
Apply for Student Exchange Program 4
Apply for Foundation Scholar 1
Apply for GSE 1
17. What support do you give after RYLA?
Fellowship, study group 12
RYLArian alumni directory 9
Talk at Rotary Meetings 15
Apply for joint RYLA
Apply for International
19. Vision for RYLA
• It is our 2nd year, our priority is to make alumni organization of RYLA.
• RI District 2630, Fukushima has suffered earthquake & nuclear
problem. Our community needs the young leaders for reconstruction.
We need better infrastucture to receive the young people, including
career education. We need them to feel wanted.
• We want to support so that the RYLArian could have opportunity to
work as instructers ,speakers, and counselors for RYLA.
• Plan joint RYLA seminar with neuighboring Districts
• Extend our activities beyond RYLA to all Rotary new generation
20. Vision for RYLA
• One of he purposes of Rotary is to promote fellowship, international
understanding & Peace. In Japan, Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship have
been given generously to non –Japnese students after the war.
Rotarians have been contributing for the scholarship annually.
The majority of recipients are from Korea, China, Taiwan. We hope
that studying in post war Japan, they would understand our value and
desire for peace, and can contribute for the better relationship for
• Rotary operates from year to year;when assigned, we are so ocupied
to carry out our responsibility to do RYLA, and cannot think in long
21. Vision for RYLA
• District 2650, RYLA Committee plays 100 % role in planning &
implimenting RYLA, but in some other districts, they give that
responsibility to clubs who takes turn every year. They have beginning
RYLA and advanced RYLA.
• In oue Distrcit, we have 4 area, Fukui, Shiga, kyoto, nara and heres
are 97 clubs. i hope we have a joint RYLA.
• We want to have a system that each District can send the participants
to other District RYLA, or as international RYLA, we can have the japan
R|yla Seminar fot the young leaders.
• Supporting the growth of the young community leaders with global
awareness through RYLA,benefits community.
• To find and attract excellent leaders, we could have good RYLA.
22. Vision for RYLA
• To support the young generation is our goal.
• Through RYLA, understanding of Rotary would increase among the
young leaders of the community. It is our goal that new generation of
Rotarians will be born from RYLA.
• For middle term, we hope to improve our RYLA for mature
participants. in our District 2660, we have beginner’s RYLA in spring
and advance RYLA in autumn. With improved advance RYLA, even
Rotarians could learn more about leadership. That will be ideal.
• in long run we hope that alumni of RYLA could help RYLA as counselor,
then they become Rotarians in future.(we already have 13 RYLArian
as “team RYLA”)
23. Vision for RYLA
• This year, under Governor’ inicitive, we hold RYLA in Miyako city in
Iwate prefecture. Theme will be be Disaster Prevention. In addition
we like to hold RYLA in neighborhood. Far away means cost increase,
and less participation.
• It is “must” that District as a whole has stance for RYLA.
• The next year, we certainly want to start RYLA seminar.
• Thanks to the people working for our RYLA before us, the program
makes one to discover oneself, community and the world.
Our RYLA includes junior high school student ,university students and
• We have to have instructers with global experiences to share with the
24. Vision for RYLA
• To have a plan to emphasize uniquness of each communities within
• To contact interact, rotaact, Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship non-Japanese
• We encourage and support that RYLArians to have “contact” with each
other after RYLA and that RYLArians to opportunity to act as leaders.
25. All Japan RYLA Institue( AJRI)
• Do you want AJRI have Office?
Neccessary yes is 53%, Not neccessary is 26%, No answer 21 %.
• What do you want the Office do?
Directory of District RYLA Chair 14 %
Editing of Japan RYLA History 15%
RYLArian Alumni Directory 10 %
Creating Web homepage 16 %
Oversea information on RYLA 18 %
26. Others ?
• Annual schedule of all Disrict , club RYLA
• Application , dates, program content & Report of RYLA
• District RYLA manuel
27. What month do you want AJRI held?
• Feburay is no 1, March is no. 2, followed by Jan. and May .
28. What should AJRI do?
• AJRI annual seminar for the Rotarians 24
• The JAPAN Seminar for the young leaders 12
• Area RYLA Seminar 5
• International RYLA Seminar 5
29. Place preferencwe?
• National youth Olympic center 10
• Hotels 8
• Convienient place 1
• Outside Tokyo with gym 1
• Outside Tokyo 1
• No preference 3
30. Future Topics ?
• RYLA ideal and purpose
• Promotion of RYLA
• Service with other progams
• With deminishing budget, reexamine the significance of RYLA
• How to make RYLA better
• Introducing Instructers to other districts
• Exchange information and support RYLArians
• Good practice introduction
• Unique practice introduction
• Oversea practice & content introduction
• Inernational RYLA
• We want to study more on RYLA; information and reference are not
enough. Homepage does not help in Japan or oversea.
• We get help from outside NPO with leadership program, but
we are not sure if we are in right direction with Rotary.
32. Thank you for your attention
• June 8,2015
• Workshop in São Paulo, Brazil
• By Michiko Mitarai