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Rotaract is an international organisation for young people aged 18-30. Join Rotaract and make a difference in the local and international community, meet new people, develop your personal and professional skills and have fun!

Professional Development

Guest Speakers

The Professional Development Director organises a guest speaker to attend some of our meetings to speak about their area of interest of expertise.

Guest speakers who have visited our club include:

  • Tenille King, Past District Rotaract Representative - Tenille spoke about roles within a Rotaract Club, opportunities available to members, promoting a club and resources and support that can be accessed.
  • Janet & Soph, Ballina SES Unit - Janet and Soph talked about emergency preparedness and recommended homes have an emergency kit and what should be in them (more details).
  • Andrew Doherty, Financial Planning - Andrew gave tips to members about financial planning.
  • Karen, Hope Haven Refuge - Karen spoke about the vital work the refuge does with women and children in crisis.
  • Renee Passell, Do You See What I See? - Renee spoke about education for women in disadvantaged countries.

Training & Conferences

Five members of the Club participated in Responsible Service of Alcohol training in March 2016. This was made possible through a donation from the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond, so that Rotaract members could help support Rotary in their annual Fine Wine & Food Festival.

Incoming President Sara Hayes attended President Elect training in Adelaide in June 2016. It was a great opportunity for Sara to develop a strategic plan for the year.

Four members attended the annual Australian Rotaract Conference in Brisbane in October 2016. All enjoyed the experience, keynote speakers and networking with other Rotaractors from around the country.

Three members attended Rotaract Multi-District Training in July 2017, coordinated by Ballina-Richmond member Sara Hayes, the 2017/2018 District Rotaract Representative.

TEDx Talks

Another element of professional development for the Club is watching various TED talks, including:

Get Involved!

If you are interested in finding out more about our club, feel free to contact us or come along to one of our meetings.

We would love to meet new people and get more people involved in the important work we do for the local and international community.

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