Other Youth Programs

Camp Awakenings (Mt Eliza)

Contact: Mickey Weiser,  telephone  0405 517 786   Email: click here

Camp Awakenings is a youth development program for Year 9 students over 2.5 days focused on building support networks for the participants through friendship and trust. Through self belief and motivation, participants develop their own methods to counter the challenges faced by youth of today. The program was developed by RYLA graduates.

Schools ANZAC Day Commemoration

Contact: Keith Anderson

This promotes the recognition of ANZAC Day by young people in schools throughout D9810 (and in every municipality in Victoria)..

Primary School Speech Contest

Encourage year 5 and 6 primary school students to develop public speaking skills and raise awareness of Rotary’s work in the community.

For further information and a procedure manual, contact: Marlene Sinclair – 0449 261 388 – email

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Clubs can introduce this exceptional early childhood initiative for babies and children through to 5 years to local communities. As the community partner, Rotary clubs can nominate a distribution area and number of children they wish to fund. Then, a community project is created to enrol parents and their child (up to the number funded). The registered children will receive a quality book (from Penguin Australia) mailed monthly through our partner United Way Australia. Books in the home and shared reading experiences support early literacy and are critical indicators of later educational success. A flyer describing this program is available for download at this link: click here

For more information contact: John Williams or Barry Vickers.