Our club is proud to introduce inbound YEP student Masha from USA


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 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


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.