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The Mullumbimby Rotary Club say they have been busy raising funds and distributing support to local flood victims in 2022.

Rotary member, Vanessa Wood, told The Echo they have proudly distributed over $53,000 to local residents.

She says, ‘We are now focusing on our other passion – supporting youth in the Byron Shire. So, if you are aged 17–29, live and/or study in the Byron Shire, and are looking for fun leadership training opportunities, then consider applying for one of our Youth Sponsorship Packages’.

‘Each sponsorship package is valued at $600, and can be used towards one of our annual residential leadership camps.

‘Participants at our camps will hear from inspiring guest speakers and develop lifelong friendships and community connections to help with future studies and life. Upcoming camps are held on the Gold Coast Hinterland Natural Bridge’.

Wood says there are two aspects to the Youth Sponsorship Packages – the Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).

Youth Transition Seminar

‘The Rotary Youth Transition Seminar is a transition program with the focus to assist the transition from one area of study into the next phase of life. The program is delivered at a six-day residential camp for students who are in the senior years of school (Years 11–12), or who are aged 17–18 if not within a school system’.

‘The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a personal, professional development seminar program for young people aged 19–29.

‘The program is delivered at a six-day residential camp and focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

‘If you want to meet other community-minded youth and learn in a fun environment, email your expression of interest for RYTS or RYLA by October 14. The email address is [email protected]’.

For more info, visit www.rotary9640.org/page/youth-programs-summary.

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