District Rotary 9800

New Generations Projects


Model United Nations Assembly - Dates Updated for 2014

Friday 2nd May till Sunday 4th May 2014

This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.

Youth Exchange students can also participate. The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries. Students are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focussed issues. The program extends over a weekend and it is chaired and judged by Rotarians.


What happens on Safari .......

Emanuel Tumino, Rotary Club of Footscray was one of 3 Leaders for the 2012 Safari, the others being Rotarians Mary Parks and Geoff Asher.  In 2012, the bus stopped early on a Saturday morning for a toilet/coffee break at a place called Julia Creek along the Flinders Highway, in the desert and deep in the outback of Queensland.  The “town” had a few shops, a handful of houses and a population of perhaps 100  people - a desolate place, where Australia Post had the only cappuccino machine in “town”. 


Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN)

The Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment is a program of weekend seminars for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 years. Its principal aim is the communication of a series of ideas, problems and social experiences, which will assist the young participants in forming their own values and moral standards.



Earlyact  is a service Club for  primary  school students and is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. The mission and operation of Earlyact  is closely linked to the ideals of Rotary.  Earlyact Clubs strive  to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of their student members, so that with committed citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality  of life  of their school,  local and global communities. Involvement in an Earlyact Club teaches values such as caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership.


Launch of the Earlyact Club of Balwyn North Primary School

District 9800’s second EarlyAct Club was launched by District Governor Dennis Shore at the Balwyn North Primary School on Monday, 20th May.  The Club has been sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Balwyn and has 50 members from years 6 and 7. All received membership badges from DG Dennis.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a week long residential program conducted annually and is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership, personal development and social skills.


Rotaract Club

Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 and has since grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation of over 7,000 clubs spread around the world and 170,000 + members. It is a professional development, leadership and community service organisation for young men and women between the ages 18-30, focussing on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces.


National Youth Science Forum / Science Experience

The Science Schools Committee has two programs on offer for scientifically minded students – the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) for Year 11 students and the Science Experience for Years 9 & 10 students.


Youth Exchange

Secondary school exchanges between students sponsored by Rotary clubs in District 9800 and overseas Rotary clubs. The students undergo a selection process to ensure that they are competent and able to maximise the benefit from the Youth Exchange experience. The objective is to provide a unique and effective Rotary supported educational and cultural opportunity whilst promoting goodwill, peace and understanding.



Interact is RI’s service Club for young people aged 12 to 18. Interact Clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. As one of the most signifi cant and fastestgrowing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 Clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved.

Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community. Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these eff orts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas Clubs and learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill.

IMAGES: After their exams were over last year, members of the Interact Club of Aitken College returned to school to conduct a stall and provide activities for younger students. The Interactors raised $630 for animal welfare.

Interact Fundraising

Aitken College Interact in Action

District 9800 currently has 3 interact Clubs

Balwyn High School Interact Club

Venue: Balwyn High School, Buchanan Avenue, Balwyn North, 3104

Camberwell Grammar School Interact Club

Venue: Camberwell Grammar School, 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126

Aitken College Interact Club

Venue: Aitken College, 1010 Mickleham Road, Greenvale 3059