Youth Service                                                         

Josephine Falzarano, Rotary Woodend

District Youth Service Chair


The role of the District Youth Service Committee is to recommend, coordinate and support clubs in District 9800 to deliver effective Youth Service programs. These programs are District Managed, District Endorsed, or District Supported programs. Essentially, the objective is to provide innovative and practical opportunities, to assist and motivate children, young people, and associated stakeholders in our communities to acquire learning and life skills. The District Youth Committee is open to recommendations, feedback, and offers to launch new projects and expand current programs.

Child Protection

Youth Protection Officer: Barb Brook          Email:

Rotary Youth Exchange

Chair: Samantha Dunne          Email:
Deputy Chair: Garry Gunnell

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

RYLA Chair: Jessica Wheeler (Rotary Social Impact Network)  Email:
RYLA Treasurer: Wayne Hunter (Yarraville)

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPEN Chair: Suzanne Zammit (Footscray)       Email:

 Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)

 MUNA Co-Chair:   Adriaan Adolf (Woodend)           Email:
 MUNA Co-Chair:   Sally Armstrong (Macedon Ranges Cocktail Club)                                                                               Email:

Science Programs

The committee will promote the selection and/or sponsorship of students by Rotary Clubs for two programs:

Science Experience

Several programs of 3-4 days are offered for years 9 and 10 students to have a fun experience with science.
For more information:

Co-Chairs: Chris Richardson (Essendon North) and Bronwyn Fanning (Altona City)


National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

NYSF Co-Chair: Chris Richardson (Essendon North)       Email:
NYSF Co-Chair: Bronwyn Fanning (Altona City)                Email:


Rotaract Chair: Bronwyn Fanning (Altona City)        Email: bronwyn.fanning@gmail.comDistrict Rotaract Representative: TBC                       Email: which contains details on all clubs


Interact Chair: Des O’Shanassy (Hoppers Crossing)     Email:
Interact Deputy Chair: Jane Watters (Woodend):          Email:


Contact: PDG Julie Mason (Wyndham)

Youth Alumni Hub

Chair: Chris Richardson (Essendon North)       Email:
Deputy Chair: Bronwyn Fanning (Altona City)  Email:

Rotary Programs for Schools

This is a concise summary of Rotary programs, in one document, which can be presented to a local school, showing what Rotary offers for students.