Counsellor for Incoming Peace Fellows:
The role of the Counselor is to assist the incoming student to settle into their University studies and accommodation in Brisbane.
Peace Fellows visit the Club regularly and we look forward to hearing from them as guest speakers early in their study programmes.
Support for Outgoing Peace Fellow applicants:
As required, the club also assists outgoing Peace Fellow applicants with their applications to, and interviews with, the 9600 District Committee.
REAP – Rotary Educational Assistance Programme (Scholarships)
The Rotary Club of Toowong provides scholarship of $500 each per year. The scholarships support students throughout their high school years. Successful students are selected by their Year 7 teachers when they are at Primary School. Designed to support bright and capable students who will benefit from financial assistance, the scholarships are subject to annual reviews, so students must maintain high academic standards.
Smith Family – “Breaking the Poverty Cycle”
The Rotary Club of Toowong has in the past sponsored primary school students through the Smith Family – “Breaking the Poverty Cycle” program (bursaries of $300 approx.). This pays for books and educational materials.
Computers for Kids (D9600)
The Rotary Club of Toowong is represented on this very effective District project by Howard Pickering. Howard spends many hours on this project which mainly assists youth in and beyond the urban area, particularly youth in training institutions in PNG.
Kenmore State High School – Academic Awards Night
The Club presents two Awards for the Most Effective Senior School Leader and the Best All Round Senior Girl Student. Club support for these awards has been active for 15 years.
Indooroopilly State High School – Academic Awards Night: Continuing the Awards previously presented by the Rotary Club of Indooroopilly, the Club President and New Generations Director attend the Awards Ceremony and present framed awards and a $50 Book Voucher for the Best All Rounder Award (Senior School) and the Best All Rounder Award (Junior School).
Conoco Phillips Science Experience
The Conoco Phillips Science Experience is a 3-4 days hands-on science, at top universities and tertiary institutions for Yrs 9 and 10.
BBC Interact Club:
As the sponsoring entity, our Club is responsible for providing a Rotary presence at Interact Club meetings, and generally guiding the Brisbane Boys College Interact Club members. Interact Club office bearers are occasionally guests at our Club (about twice a year). RC Toowong assists BBC Interact Club with its Red Shield Appeal collection each year.
Indooroopilly State High School Interact Club:
This Interact Club was initially chartered in 1968 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brisbane West, now part of the RC of Toowong. It was nurtured by the Rotary Club of Indooroopilly for many years, but this role has subsequently been taken over by us. The Club provides a liaison person to attend Interact meetings and generally coordinate joint activities of which there are many.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
A two week science and leadership training experience in Canberra sponsored by Rotary Clubs.
For Year 11 students who demonstrate high achievement and future potential in science subjects.
The Club assesses, selects and prepares successful candidates for the programme, and as required sometimes offers limited financial assistance for students to attend.
Rotary Junior Community Awards
Primary school students are presented with framed Certificates on a special Club Night in November. Students from six schools – Indooroopilly SS, Fig Tree Pocket SS, Kenmore South SS, Ironside SS, The Gap SS and OLR Catholic School – are all presented with Awards following the completion various activities covering Physical Recreation, Skills or Hobbies, Community Service and Social Experiences.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp
Toowong Rotary is charged with selecting and preparing candidates as participants in a week long leadership training camp near Brisbane. Candidates are aged between 18–26 and selected on the basis their future community leadership potential. The Club subsidises the cost of the camp.
Rotary Program of Youth Enrichment (RYPEN)
A leadership camp for Year 10 high school students held over one weekend near Brisbane. An interactive program to help build and develop students’ self-confidence, leadership and social skills, and broaden their horizons. For students 14 – 17 year old. The Club selects the candidates and subsidises the cost of the camp.
Tales from the Dilly Bag
This project assists Indigenous children and their classmates to develop Emergent Literacy skills. These skills, developed during the early childhood years, are needed as the foundation for learning to be literate. Toowong RC is the sponsor of a “Tales from the Dilly Bag” literacy kit, comprising 2 large boxes of reading/teaching materials and resources delivered to Morayfield State School (primarily to be used by the school’s indigenous students) and the Royal Children’s Hospital School.
Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program (YEP) has both outgoing YEP and incoming YEP responsibilities. For outgoing YEP candidates, the Club assists selected nominees to prepare for their selection interviews at District level and provides Counsellors to help successful candidates prepare for their exchange experience and act as a point of contact with host Clubs overseas. For incoming YEP delegates, the Club arranges host families who provide accommodation, support and guidance on the ground – sometimes this role is shared with other Clubs.