Youth Services/ Plans for 2020-2021

Plans for 2020-2021

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The Youth Services Committee will attempt to maintain as many youth activities as possible in view of the likely cancellation of District and Area competitions, the pressure on schools, and the need to safeguard the health of our members during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will also try to respond to any requests from local schools for alternative activities when practicable.

The following youth activities will be suspended for 20/21:

Young Chef

Youth Speaks


Proposed Activities

(Provisional only, subject to government regulations, school requirements and sensible health precautions.)

Young Musician

If circumstances allow and there is sufficient support, Heather Guy is willing to organise a RCCB run competition from home involving any other interested local clubs. A date in the first quarter of 2021 would be determined by the updated situation regarding coronavirus restrictions.

Young Interviewer

Helen Davies is willing to organise a RCCB run competition for candidates from local schools to be held in the Spring Term, 2021. Schools would be asked to put forward one competitor each, with a target of six competitors and a limited audience.

RYLA –Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2021

Club to financially support 3 candidates, one each from Howell’s, WHS and Cathedral School, with encouragement to schools to put forward candidates who have experienced financial or personal difficulties and/or would benefit from development of their confidence and self-esteem. We will apply for any grants available to subsidise fees.

Essay Competition

Club to run an essay competition with at least one local primary school during the Spring Term. This competition could be expanded, if schools so wish, as direct personal contacts are not required.


The Committee will continue to support and promote Howell’s, Whitchurch, and Cathedral Interact Clubs by email and by personal visits when possible. Zoom meetings with the Presidents/ Interact Committees will be arranged if personal visits are not possible.

The following dates are provisionally suggested for zoom/personal meetings, either by RCCB as a whole or by the Youth Services Committee:

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – Introduction of new Presidents and plans for the year.

Wednesday 9th December 2020 – Christmas meeting and report back of activities.

Wednesday 5th May 2021 – Paul Spencer Awards; plus introduction of new Presidents.

(The Cathedral School handover is in September, so their current Presidents only will attend.)

Awarded annually, the Paul Spencer Memorial Award Is given to the Individual who has contributed most that year to the success of the Interact Clubs at Howell’s/Whitchurch/Cathedral. Winners are chosen by each school’s Interact Committee.

Whitchurch Primary School Annual Prize Certificates

RCCB to award two prizes annually at the July Year 6 leaving assembly to two Individual pupils, one prize for ‘Effort’ and one for ‘Achievement’. Recipients of Awards chosen by WPS staff.


Only one fundraising event is planned for 20/21 which is the proposed joint RCCB/CC&VY Orchestra concert to be held in the WHS Dutch Barn concert hall in April 2021 (Date TBC). Planned donation to the orchestra of at least £1000; residue to RCCB.

The aim is to raise a sum for RCCB at least equal to the budgeted spend on Youth Activities.

In the unknown circumstances created by the Covid-19 virus, activities may need to be restricted due to the inability to fundraise.

Youth Services Committee will meet regularly to review the developing situation and make any necessary alterations to activities.

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