Rotary Info

Rotary Information


This page will provide you with background information on the Rotary Club of Wodonga West ( RCoWW) and Rotary International (RI) in general.

Our Club, The Rotary Club of Wodonga West,   RYPEN program.

This is the main program for our Rotary year and involves 40 children, selected from 5 primary schools ( age 10-11) to participate in a Youth Leadership Development Camp at the Bogong Outdoor Education Centre at Bogong ( Mt. Beauty)
Preparations for the weekend starts in August and culminates at the last weekend in February.


Rotaract connects young people to a network of business, professional and community leaders to facilitate the development of personal and professional skills. Rotaract Clubs seek industry experts to share stories and provide guidance, invite motivational speakers to meetings and regularly engage in workshops and training on personal growth including leadership and communication.
The RCoWW actively seeks out young people to participate and our club provides funding for Rotaract clubs.

If you are interested to become part of this exciting movement and you want to give something back to the community, then please do contact any of us on the Contact page

Hope to make you feel welcome at one of our meetings.

The Rotary Club of Wodonga West is part of Group 9 in District 9790.  Group 9 consists of the Rotary Clubs of Bellbridge Lake Hume, Belvoir,Wodonga, Corryong, Tallangatta, Wodonga Central and Wodonga West. Group 10 consist of the Rotary Clubs of Albury, Albury North, Albury Hume, Albury West, AlburyWodonga Sunrise, Holbrook and Lavington. A total of 13 Rotary Clubs in the Albury Wodonga area.

District 9790 is part of (global) zone 8. District 9790 covers a large area, from the northern suburbs of Melbourne to Yarrawonga, to Mt. Beauty and everything in between.

• The Rotary Club of Wodonga West Inc. was chartered on 29th of May 1984. The club is very active with local and international projects and some of our members travel wide and far to service humanity

• Our club meets every second and every fourth Thursday of the month at: Elgins Hotel 51-53 Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga, Vic, 3690, Australia. Meeting time 6:00pm for a start at 6:30pm

The following projects are entertained by the Rotary Club of Wodonga West:

Youth Exchange:

Youth Exchange is managed and organised to a large extend by the Rotary District ( our district 9790) for both out-bound and in-bound students
Two compulsory orientation weekends are part of the preparation for both the students and the parents.
As part of the preparation, the out-bound students are required to present a presentation to their sponsoring Rotary Club and will require research about the country they will be visiting.
Our Club has been very active in arranging both in-bound and out-bound exchange students.
The contact person at the club is the Youth Services Director.

Rotary Adventure in Citizenship ( RAIC)

This program is run by the Rotary Clubs of Canberra and Wooden in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office for about 35 year 11 students. Its aim is to give attendees ( or delegates as the students are called) an in-depth understanding of Australia’s Parliamentary Democracy and what it means to be an Australian citizen.
Our Club reviews on an annual basis if the club wants to participate in this project.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards ( RYLA)

This is a District organised intensive training program that brings together young adults from ages 18 to 30 to further their skills and learn about Rotary.
This is an experienced based conference of 7 days and 6 nights. Participants are nominated by our Club or can self-nominate. The conference offers gains in self-confidence, gaining exposure to a variety of issues and people, meet active community leaders and learn valuable information and career skills. Information can be gained from the district web site

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

Attending the NYSF is a unique opportunity for Australian students interested in Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) programs .
Students in year 11 can apply through the NYSF web site. Students do not require Rotary Club endorsements. Our Club has been active in promoting this program to the Wodonga secondary schools and has financially supported students.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment – RYPEN

RYPEN has as its principal aim, to communicate to young people taking part in the program a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards and allow them to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically. Nothing is forced upon the young people – they are free to discuss and interpret what they experience and above all, they are not patronised by the Rotarians or Leaders who are involved in running the seminar.


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