On Saturday the 25th November 2017, Chris Bence attended the Doxa Camp in Malmsbury for RYLA and witnessed Renee Chung graduate from the week long camp with approximately 35 other young men and women.

Ryla 2017

The event was attended by family and friends and Rotary sponsors from across Victoria.

The camp closing ceremony was held at the main assembly area and started at 2pm with an opening address by the Deputy District Governor. The ceremony commenced with great spirit and enthusiasm which did not abate for the next hour and a half during which individual certificates of achievement were handed out. One certificate carried special significance as it was awarded to the young man who passed away while on the camp.

It was not long before the energy picked up again, and it was evident the character and resilience demonstrated by this group in facing the various challenges that confronted them was nothing short of outstanding. Renee looks forward to next visiting Rosanna Rotary in January 2018, to provide an update on the camp and her experiences.