RYLA 2020 Coronavirus Information
May 6, 2020
 
To our Rotary Club RYLA Chairs and Rotary Clubs,
 
Together with District Governor Pam Anastasi, our District's RYLA Committee has canceled the in-person RYLA 2020, scheduled for this June 26-28 at Fitchburg State University. The next in-person RYLA is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021. However, we may hold a fun virtual event this year, organized by RYLA 2020 group and program facilitators.
 
Fitchburg State University has canceled all June 2020 event-space rentals, including the in-person RYLA 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The District's RYLA Committee has been talking about this unfortunate possibility for some time.
 
Rotary clubs as well as RYLA chairs, students attendees, alternates, group facilitators, program facilitators, past program facilitators, committee members, and volunteers will all have questions about what the cancelation of the in-person RYLA 2020 means for them. We have devised a communication plan to provide this unfortunate news to all the wonderful, committed people in our RYLA family.
 
We have put together a Q&A sheet (shown, right) with anticipated questions and answers, and with the ability to add additional questions and answers as they are brought to our attention. Please read this one-page document, and let me know if you have any questions. To read and download the Q&A sheet, in PDF format, click here.
 
What we know for certain is that much of our future is uncertain. As such, we will continue with our hearty RYLA spirit of figuring out problems, and with our Rotary way of life of helping wherever we can. 
 
We encourage all named students to register online, so that we can keep you informed about future RYLA and Rotary service opportunities. 
 
The next in-person RYLA event will be the best ever - whenever it is!
 
Christine Pinney
 
RYLA Chair, District 7910

For more information, contact RYLA Committee Chair Christine Pinney at christine@christinepinney.com.
 

March 20, 2020
 
To our Rotary Club RYLA Chairs and Rotary Clubs,
 
Fitchburg State University is not cancelling events/event space rentals for June 2020. 
 
We are still planning to hold RYLA, June 26-28, 2020.
 
RYLA deadlines have been extended:
  • Student registration deadline is May 1, 2020.
  • Parent medical-authorization deadline is May 15, 2020.
No refunds will be issued. 
 
We highly encourage RYLA chairs who do not yet have the names of selected students to e-mail/call their school contacts ASAP. 
 
Our RYLA Committee members will reach out to each club, to check-in and offer assistance.
 
To read District 7910 Coronavirus Update, by District Governor Pam Anastasi, click here.
 
To read Rotary International Recommends Canceling or Postponing Meetings or Events,  Mark Daniel Maloney2019-2020, Rotary Interntional president, and Holger Knaack, 2020-2021 RI President, click here.
 
Together in Rotary, for good,
 
Christine Pinney
 
RYLA Chair, District 7910
 
For more information, contact Christine Pinney at christine@christinepinney.com.
 

March 18, 2020
 
To our Rotary Club RYLA Chairs and Rotary Clubs,
 
Along with all of you, I have been observing various sources indicating the rapidly changing novel-coronavirus (COVID-19) status in Massachusetts over the last several days.

We are monitoring and following the directives and statements from Governor Charlie Baker's office.

As of now, we are continuing to plan and execute as if RYLA 7910 will be taking place as planned.
 
All RYLA 2020 registration deadlines are still in effect.
 
While we do not know what will be true in the weeks preceding RYLA, we do know that at that time, we will consult with Fitchburg State University, Rotary International and Rotary District 7910 leadership to make a decision that is safe for all. 
 
To read District 7910 Coronavirus Update, by District Governor Pam Anastasi, click here.
 
To read Rotary International Recommends Canceling or Postponing Meetings or Events,  Mark Daniel Maloney2019-2020, Rotary Interntional president, and Holger Knaack, 2020-2021 RI President, click here.
 
Please check back here for further updates.
 
Be Well,

Christine Pinney
 
RYLA Chair, District 7910
 
For more information, contact Christine Pinney at christine@christinepinney.com.