District Rotary 9800

New Generations Projects



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 theymay 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.


RYPEN March 2016 Camp

The next RYPEN Program is scheduled for 18-20th March, 2016.





Model United Nations Assembly - Dates Updated for 2016

Fri 27th May 2015 to Sunday 29th May 2016

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.


Wanted! Youth Exchange Host Families

Rotary Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 17 years of age who spend a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs.  

You can help by encouraging host families amongst Members and Friends


Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN)

Applications for the 20 – 22 March 2015 RYPEN camp are now open and copies of the application forms are attached for your attention

The cut off for applications to be received for this cam is Friday 27 February 2015

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.


The Rotary Youth Public Speaking Program (RYPS)

The Rotary Youth Public Speaking Program (RYPS) is a District 9800 endorsed Youth program. This program is designed for secondary school aged students throughout District 9800.

District 9800 clubs are encouraged to initiate their own school public speaking programs. They may use templates created for either: WYNSPEAK ‘Wyndham Youth Public Speaking Competition’ (a long standing and highly successful public speaking competition held in the western suburbs of Melbourne, and jointly run by the Rotary and Apex Clubs of Hoppers Crossing), or, the long standing Ainger Award, jointly run by the Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Melbourne Park. If you prefer to follow the Ainger Award Model, the Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Melbourne Park can assist you.

A District 9800 Rotary Youth Public Speaking Program Committee has been established and its members are available to assist clubs in establishing programs.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Next Camp: Sunday 30th  to Saturday 6th  December, 2014

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.


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”. 


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.


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 a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interactors can carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills and have fun!


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

Dates Updated for 2015

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.