Australian Rotaract Training
Each year Rotaract Australia holds comprehensive training for all incoming Rotaract Club Officers and leadership training for our members across Australia. Rotaractors are able to attend any training events that fit with their availability – even if that means travelling to another state (you will be responsible for travel costs unless you come to an agreement with your sponsoring Rotary Club). A full training program and accommodation is provided at all events. Meals provided vary from location-to-location.
As per the Rotaract Statement of Policy sponsoring Rotary Clubs are responsible for providing training. As such all costs in relation to training will be sent to your sponsoring Rotary Clubs by Rotaract Australia.
2016 Training Details:
Please note that all Australian Rotaract Training events are strictly alcohol-free events. The sites we use are mainly for young school camp groups and as such the sites can not take the risk of any alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia being left on their sites. We ask all members to please respect the request of the sites and to please keep the 4 way test in mind with everything we do while on site.
This year Clubs will register together on a single form. Only the person assigned by the club to complete the entire club’s registration should complete the form. Any individuals or DRRs attending, who are not club board members, can register and pay using the individual registration.
New South Wales
May 13-15 – Camp Wedderburn, 208 Minerva Rd, Wedderburn NSW.
Registrations close Tuesday May 3rd.
Overnight accommodation and all meals will be provided.
Presidents, Vice Presidents and DRRs: Check-in Friday 13th at 6pm. Training ends 4pm Sunday 15th.
All other participants: Check-in Saturday 14th at 4:30pm. Training ends 4pm Sunday 17th.
President’s training will occur alongside district assembly on May 22nd in Launceston. Other Club officers and club members will be provided with training in Victoria. Please see details above or contact DRR Kathleen Matthews for more information.
June 3-5 – Doxa Malmsbury Camp, 1000 Vaughan Springs Road, Drummond North VIC.
Registrations Close Monday May 23rd.
Overnight accommodation and all meals will be provided. All attendees must bring a sleeping bag or doona and sheets, as well as a pillowcase. The site will provide a bed, extra blankets and a pillow (without the pillowcase).
There is limited parking on site! All Presidents, Vice Presidents and DRRs will need to carpool to the site (max of 5 cars) on Friday evening for arrival from 7pm. A bus will depart from Essendon Station at 4:30pm on Saturday May 7 for all other participants and the bus will then return all attendees to the station following training on Sunday. Arriving to the station via public transport is strongly recommended. Essendon Station is on the Cragieburn line. Training starts on the bus! Bus departs at approximately 4pm Sunday.
There is no mobile phone reception on site. Should you need to contact us at the venue or should somebody need to contact you while at training the site can be contacted on (03) 5473 4310.
June 17-19 – Emmaus Campsite, Halbury SA.
Registrations close Monday June 6th.
Overnight accommodation and all meals will be provided.
Presidents, Vice Presidents and DRRs: Check-in Friday 17th at 6pm. Training ends 4pm Sunday 19th.
All other participants: Check-in Saturday 18th at 4:30pm. Training ends 4pm Sunday 19th.
We have a very exciting program planned which includes:
President, Vice President and DRR workshops from Friday night until Sunday afternoon (meals and accommodation included), with topics including:
- Being a club / district leader
- Effective Communication
- Legal Responsibilities including incorporation
- Managing conflict
- Effective running of a meeting
- Negotiation and collective action
General club member training from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon (meals and accommodation included), with topics including:
- General leadership and team building training from some of Australia’s leadership experts at High Resolves
- Board member specifics for: Treasurers, Secretaries, Marketing / Public Relations Directors (including social media)
- Project ideas and planning for: Community service, Club Service/Social, International
- Lifecycle of a service project
- Rotaract Australia MDIO information and initiatives
Apart from having the opportunity to learn about these amazing topics, and more, training weekends also gives clubs and members a chance to network with other Rotaractors, plan regional events and to have an awesome weekend away!
The weekend run by Rotaract Australia was an amazing collection of workshops, bringing you up to speed with your role, common problems and how to resolve them. Goal planning, club inspiring and learning about Rotaract left me roaring with lasting excitement and motivation to return to the club with. It gave me a deepened understanding of leadership, which will be applied in my role at the club throughout the year. With great collaboration and energy from other leaders, I had a fantastic time, leaving with great friends and many new ideas!
Ben Hill, President Casey Cardinia Rotaract
I’m really grateful for the opportunity to go to Rotaract Training because it really helped me to solidify my plans for the coming year. I went into it with tons of excitement but very vague goals and ideas, and came out with solid, SMART goals and full knowledge of my position and responsibilities. Equally valuable (if not more so) was the opportunity to meet and form connections with leading Rotaractors from outside my district.
Elizabeth Fagan, President Barwon Rotaract