Our club is proud to introduce inbound YEP student Agathe Cornette from Cognac, France and our outbound YEP student Jerrico Giltrap from Ballina, Australia.


Aggie as she is fondly known is currently staying with our club and is attending Xavier Catholic College, Skennars Head.

Aggie arrived in September 2014 and during her time with us will learn about our beautiful Ballina and Australian cultures.

Aggie will be here for approximately 8 months until May 2015 and we hope she enjoys her time with us all.

Jerrico will be leaving our Ballina shores in January and will be traveling to Italy where she join her host family for 12 months and we wish her well.

Our club will be looking forward to updates from both of these lovey young women and we will keep you all posted too.

Recently Aggie met up with our outbound YEP student, Jerrico Giltrap from Ballina High School.


Jerrico Giltrap, President Wayne Crawford and Agarhe Cornett

Jerrico Giltrap, President Wayne Crawford and Agathe Cornett

Our lovely exchange student leaves us this week to head over to Rotary Club of Ballina and to her new host family and we wish her all the best.

President Wayne exchanging Club Banners with Agathe.


YEP Student Agathe Cornette exchanging Country Banners with President Wayne Crawford.

YEP Student Agathe Cornette exchanging Country Banners with President Wayne Crawford.



Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary.

RYLAWhile participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals.

Our club has always been actively involved by sending two to three young people each year to attend a week long seminar aimed at communicating with young people between the ages of 18 and 28 years. Award participants learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders. They study and discuss a wide and balanced range of topics to develop leadership, good citizenship, self-confidence, dignity and respect.

RYLA Camp Murwillumbah, Australia

RYLA Parrticipants: L-R Mathew, Dan, Alira, Hayley.

RYLA events are typically 3-10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics

  • Communication skills

  • Problem solving and conflict management

  • Community and global citizenship


RYLA – Australia 2014

Recommendations from the latest participants at a RYLA Camp 2014:


For more information on RYLA and other Rotary initiatives for youth, please contact us or follow this link to Rotary International Website




Rotaract Club of Ballina – Richmond

Rotaract is about HELP LEARN ENJOY. We help those in need, learn through professional development opportunities, and enjoy social activities.
The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Company Overview
Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 and has since grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation of over 7,000 clubs spread around the world and 170,000 + members.
It is a professional development, leadership and community service organisation for young men and women between the ages 18-30, focusing on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Most Rotaract activities take place at the club level. Rotaract clubs hold formal meetings, which can feature speakers, special outings, social activities, discussions or visits to other clubs. Club members also get together regularly for service project work, social events, or professional/leadership development workshops.



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