BELLVILLE ROTARACT CLUB

The Bellville Rotaract Club was charted by the Rotary Club of Bellville in January 2011 with 15 members.

This group of young professionals and students (ages 18-30) are committed to service and leadership in the Bellville community and are exceptional partners to the Rotary Club of Bellville as they work together on joint projects, as well as participating in many Rotary District Events. Social events are organised and members regularly attend Rotary training workshops where information and skills and challenges are shared.

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For more information or to get involved, email bellvillerotaractactclub@gmail.com

Settlers Interact Club

“Interact is a service club for learners ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their community”

The Settlers High School Interact Club was chartered by the Rotary Club of Bellville in 1994. It is a vibrant club at the school that meets during the ‘society hour’ on a Monday under the guidance of a very dedicated Educator, Mrs Liezel Engelbrecht. An Interact President and committee are elected every year and members of the Club are encouraged to participate enthusiastically and are asked to show a sense of commitment and loyalty. They have continued on the very active way of ‘serving-above-self’ and manage to complete various projects which include the making of Eco Bricks to help build a school in Du Noon, the collection of plastic bottle tops for Operation Smile – that are recycled – the money being used to repair Cleft palate/lips, visits to Old Age Homes and hospitals, and collections of food and stationary items from all learners at the school which are distributed to various charities.

Kasselsvlei Interact Club

This Club was chartered by the Rotary Club of Bellville in 2017 under the guidance of Mrs Mymoena van Harte, an Educator at the school. At a special assembly, the Interact Committee were introduced to the whole school and members received Interact Badges. The Club wasted no time in organizing projects that involved all the learners at the school. An Easter egg drive was held, party packs were made up to distribute to nearby Grade R and Pre-primary schools.  At present, members are assisting with a wish list from the Saartjie Baartman Home and the Club assisted the Rotary Club of Bellville with the District Tree Planting Initiative.

Boston Primary EarlyAct Club

EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by a local Rotary club in the area in which the school is located. The mission and operations of EarlyAct are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact.

EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world. At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others.

EarlyAct also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit
their school, local and global communities.

Boston Primary was chartered by the Rotary Club of Bellville in 2016. A total of 45 learners enrolled and all received special Early Act badges at an Assembly at the school. The Club continues to grow under the very enthusiastic guidance of their Educator, Mrs Mary Anne McDonald. They have managed to complete various projects which include, the collection and distribution of dog and cat food, a Beach Clean-up, and Water-Wise Poster competition and a termly visit to the Alta du Toit centre where they assist the clients with the manufacturing of various items for distribution to the community.

Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange is administered by Rotary Clubs and Districts. It provides thousands of young people the opportunity to meet people from other countries while experiencing their cultures thus planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.

There are 2 programs:

Long Term exchange: This 12 month exchange is open to students who have completed Grade 12 and have been specially selected by the District Youth Exchange Committee, to travel to another country to spend a year attending a senior school and living with Rotary Host families in that country. The program is open to all students who demonstrate leadership skills and who possess interpersonal skills to be flexible and who show a willingness to try new things that will enable them to be excellent cultural ambassadors. Rotary Clubs exist in more than 200 countries and geographical areas and Youth Exchanges take place in nearly all of them.

Short Term exchange: The short term program provides the opportunity for a ‘family to family’ exchange. It is a reciprocal exchange – the student your family hosts will be your host family on the outbound journey. This is not a school exchange. Selected students between the ages of 16-18 will travel to another country and spend 6-8 weeks living with a host family in that country. Students are selected by the Youth Exchange committee after their applications have been received via the website. They are then invited to selection and orientation camps and then placed in countries where Rotary Youth Exchange committees are involved in the same process.

For more information please go the following website:

www.rotaryexchanged9350.wordpress.com

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a Rotary program that involves taking a group of learners (ages 15-18) and helping them understand the potential within themselves.

It started in Australia in the 1960’s, and has been running in our district since 2003

Our club has been actively involved since the program started, with members of the club on the organizing committee – as well as sponsoring learners to attend every camp.

RYLA focuses on helping each individual understand their potential, by a structured program that removes distractions, encourages interaction and brings out the potential of everyone who attends. It has been highly successful, with many graduates going on to fulfil leadership positions at their schools afterwards

Bellville sponsors learners from our Interact schools to every camp held every March and September.