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The Rotary Club of Subiaco has Youth programs for youth under 18 years old and for young adults 18 years old and up.

2024 Key Youth Events

Month Location Event Name
Feb Perth Modern School Club planning and leadership
Sun 3 Mar North Perth, Hyde Park Path of Hope Fashion Show
Sun 10 Mar Stirling, Stirling City Hall Rotary Bacon & Eggs Fundraiser
Sun 28 Apr Stirling, Stirling City Hall Rotary Bacon & Eggs Fundraiser
Jun-Jul Perth Modern School Rotary 4 Way Test Speaking Contest
Jul Willetton Tree planting with Willetton Interact Club
21-28 Sep Claremont Perth Royal Show
12-13 Oct Joondalup Cancer Council Relay For Life
Nov Applecross Rotary Applecross Jacaranda Festival
Jan Bicton, Point Walter Rotary Camp Opportunity Dinner 

How does a Perth Modern student join Interact?

Students can contact their Advocacy teacher for a list of clubs and meeting locations. The club meets after school once a week. Each year, the students elect their leaders and set their meeting dates. Parents can contact our Youth Mentor, Rotarian Shauna Kinney at shauna@smk-writer.com

Did you know ...

Two prior Principals of Perth Modern School were also members of the Rotary Club of Subiaco!

Mr Joseph Stokes (1972 - 1979) and Dr Robyn White (2000 - 2010)

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults ages 18 and up.

Rotaract Clubs are usually community based and are sponsored by local Rotary Clubs making them true “partners in service” and key members of the Rotary family.  The Rotary Club of Subiaco jointly sponsors the Rotaract Club of Subiaco.
Through the Rotaract program, Rotaractors expand their knowledge and skills and address the physical and social needs of their communities, while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. Rotaract is friendship in action.
Young people seeking to join the Rotaract Club of Subiaco should access the Club facebook page or contact the President via email at president@subiaco-rotaract.org.au

Rotary Programs and Scholarships

We fund and organise a variety of annual youth programs and scholarships. If your family would like to get involved, attend one of our public speaker meetings or contact us. 
Month Program Purpose
Jan Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Subi Rotary supports an 18-35 year old to attend camp ($845 approx)
May Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) Subiaco funds 50% of the cost ($340 per student) of 2 students to attend, needs based full-scholarships are considered
Aug or Sep Rotary Science and Engineering Challenge Subiaco Rotarians volunteer 1 to 5 days at the Claremont Showground, sponsor a student or team ($495 approx)
Sep-Oct deadline for Jan event National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Subiaco funds 50% of the cost of 2 - year 12 students to attend ($1250-$1500 per student)
Sep-Mar deadline for Jan event Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Subi Rotary International committee sponsors inbound foreign student ($5000 approx) and helps outbound student ($500 approx)
Nov Perth Modern School Stan Perron Award Subi Rotarian presents a $500 award to a Perth Modern School year 12 graduate
Dec Rosalie Primary Rotary Award Subi Rotarian presents a $150 scholarship to a Rosalie graduate

RYPEN is an annual camp for students age 14-17 to develop leadership skills.

The Rotary Club of Subiaco generally sponsors two students from Perth Modern School to attend this program. These students are seen to have leadership potential as well as positive personal attributes and demonstrate involvement in community programs.
Applications for this program close in early April and the residential program takes place in early May of each year.

The Rotary Youth Leadership awards (RYLA) offer men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. 

Activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, hiking and camping out, presentation skills, conflict resolution, yoga and discussions on social issues are just part of the week long program.
The Rotary Club of Subiaco generally sponsors at least one participant in this program each year.
Potential applicants should contact the Rotary Club of Subiaco in September ahead of the program running in late January/early February of each year.

Interact is a service and social club for young people in their teenage years (to 18).

The Rotary Club of Subiaco sponsors the Interact Club of Subiaco that is located at Perth Modern School. 
Students learn leadership skills and volunteer in the community. A small portion of their service includes raising money to support classmates attending academic competitions and camps.
The Interact Club of Subiaco is self-governing and self-supporting, offering many opportunities for members to develop valuable leadership and teamwork skills as they focus on service in the wider community.
Youth model preloved formal wear from Salvos Stores at Rotary Hyde Park Festival
Interact volunteers model preloved formal wear from Salvos Stores to raise awareness for Path of Hope programs. The annual fashion show is held at the Rotary of North Perth Hyde Park Festival.
Young people interested in joining the Interact Club of Subiaco should contact the Interact Club through their Advocacy teacher at Perth Modern School.

NYSF is a two week residential program in Canberra  or Brisbane that aims to open up possibilities of a career in science or engineering for students about to enter Year 12. 

A series of seminars, debates, workshops and visits to various science, engineering and technology organisations enables science students to gain first-hand experience in the working world of science.
Rotary provides essential support by interviewing, selecting and part-sponsoring applicants.
Information is sent to Rotary Clubs and Secondary Schools between February and March.Year 11 students submit applications to clubs by the end of May and district selection takes place in July so that orientation for successful students will take place in September.

The 4-Way Test is a public speaking competition for Year 10 students. Students can choose any topic, but must address and refer to the Rotary Four Way Test in their speech and focus on the four elements.

Teachers and students from each club’s link school participate as they develop their public speaking and writing skills. Discussions of ethics are encouraged as participants approach their topic through the multiple lenses of the 4-way test.
Year 10 students interested in participating in this activity should contact their local Club in September of each year – with heats and finals progressing late in the year and the State final in the first half of Year 11.