Posted on Apr 03, 2024
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together youth and young adults to further develop character and leadership skills, and learn about Rotary. The program helps to fulfill Rotary’s commitment to Youth Service by empowering young people through leadership development.  This year we are proud to sponsor SHAMSUDDIN NASIR and look forward to hearing about his experience at the event, held May 2-5 at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Orangeville.   He will be joining us at our April 18th weekly meeting and again to report on his RYLA experience at our June 6th weekly meeting.
Here’s a quick bio about Shamsuddin: 
I am Shamsuddin Nasir from Burlington, Ontario. I live with my two parents and am the youngest of five children. I love to meet new people, spend time with my family, and shoot a basketball whenever I get the chance! 
I am a Fourth-year Honours student at the University of Waterloo completing a double-major in Legal Studies and Political Science. I work as a part-time Municipal Compliance Officer with the City of Cambridge where focus on unsheltered individuals who reside in encampments across the municipality. 
I founded a non-profit organization with some friends and colleagues where we raise funds or collect essential goods to donate back to our community. I also serve as the Vice President of MADD Halton Region, where I work with community members, non-profit organizations, and the local police service to address impaired driving across the region. I am also a member of the Executive Council (Secretary) of Crime Stoppers of Halton, where I work with volunteers, staff, and co-op students to promote anonymous reporting and crime prevention initiatives.
I’m grateful to be selected for RYLA and can’t wait to learn more about the community service work that Rotarians do at home and abroad, and to share my experiences with the Rotary Club of Guelph South.