May – Youth Services Month

May on the Rotary calendar is Youth service month.

Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects and exchange programs. It aims to provide innovative and practical opportunities to assist and motivate young people in our communities to acquire learning and life skills.

Youth Service is an investment in the future. A commitment to Youth Service within and through our clubs is a commitment to the next generation of potential Rotarians and the ongoing future and health of our clubs.

Clubs need to engage with young people and this is frequently via schools with which the club has an association. It is usually through these schools that students are sourced or recommended for our many Rotary Youth Service programs. Some Youth Programs our club is involved with include:

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long camp aimed at encouraging and developing leadership, personal development and social skills in young people in the age group of 10 to 25 years of age. RYLA is lead and staffed by Rotarians.

Rotary Youth Progarm of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a weekend camp for years 10 and 11 students aimed to develop the student’s potential through lecture style sessions and adventure based learning thereby assisting the student in forming their own values and moral standards. Rylarians and Rotaractors act as camp leaders with Rotarians as supervisors.

Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) simulates the workings of the United Nations and is aimed at building bridges of goodwill for work peace and understanding through students’ personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect opinions of an “adopted” country, which may be contrary to their own views. The weekend camp is chaired and supervised by Rotarians.

The Science Programs are facilitated by Rotary in that Rotary clubs source and nominate and select students for The Science Experience (for years 9 and 10 students) and the prestigious National Youth Science Program (NYSF) (for year 11 students). These programs are aimed at recognising the importance of the sciences, engineering and technologies in our ever changing world and assisting students who are interested in a career in any of those areas to realise how broad those areas are whilst at the same time encouraging student’s personal development.

If you are interested in supporting our youth to engage in Rotary activities please get in touch. We will welcome youth with open arms and support them in their activities.

“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”

— EverForward!, THE ROTARIAN, February 1941

About Us

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo gives you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ and to have a positive impact in our community and internationally.

A highly active and prosperous Club, we raise money and provide support for many local, national and international projects that seek to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We work within the Phillip Island and San Remo communities, alongside other charitable organisations, schools, individuals and businesses to make a difference in the world.

We are an active Club within the wider Rotary network and we are proud of the work we do. You can find out more about or Club and projects by clicking on the images below. You are welcome to attend any of our Monday meetings and we delight in growing our membership so if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.