Fellow Rotarians,
We Hope you all have had a wonderful Holiday season with your friends and family.  We are in the home stretch of 2018, and the first of our District's amazing RYLA programs is just around the corner in January!  Just 3 weeks away.  As we near the end of the year, we want to send out a gentle reminder that RYLA 5495 is still accepting tax credit donations to assist with the upcoming service project, Manzanita/Kids Against Hunger.  One of our key goals at RYLA 5495 is emphasizing to our young community leaders, the concept of Service Above Self. 
As we prepare for this year’s RYLA program, the committee is excited about the various opportunities that are available for the youth in our communities with the upcoming RYLA Camps.  For the past few years, RYLA Pinerock in Prescott has been actively working with The Manzanita Meal Packing Program and this past April RYLA Ponderosa in Heber completed their first meal packing event – together both RYLA camps packed 75,000 meals this year alone! Meals that have ALL been distributed to hungry families here in Arizona. RYLA 5495 has paid for many of those meals through the Arizona Tax Credit. This year, the RYLA 5495 Committee elected to combine our fundraising efforts.  We are “One RYLA with Two Camps”!  Donations received will be distributed proportionately between the two camps.
With RYLA just around the corner, we would like to ask you to consider giving your Arizona Tax Credit to this great program. 
1. Click today on the link below to make your Arizona Tax Credit with your debit or credit card in the amount of $800 (joint tax filers) and $400 (single tax filers);
2. Print your receipt;
Why RYLA: It is a great opportunity for our young RYLArians to experience a life-changing event. The great advantage for you and I is we get our donation back through our Arizona taxes, plus a federal deduction. Most importantly - the hungry in our local AZ community get fed.
Please take a few minutes to click the link below.
Additionally, we welcome visitors always to come and spend some time at RYLA one day over the weekend.  Please consider coming to observe what your tax dollars contribute towards and the impact this has on the both the young leaders we all work with and your own community!!
Tammy Sabinsky                         
Chair RYLA 5495 Pinerock   
Sherry Mischel
Chair RYLA 5495 Ponderosa