Youth Team

Youth Team


The Youth Team will aim to maintain a full relationship/contact with schools and young people through our Interact/Rotakids groups, involving as many young people and club members as possible. As many youth activities/competitions as possible will be maintained throughout the year, taking account of the pressure on schools/staff and team resources. We will aim to raise funds to at least cover our budgeted spend. Discussions will take place with schools after the June 2023 summer half term to confirm the programme of activities/dates.

Proposed Activities

We await confirmation of the 23/24 competitions timetable from RIBI/District although it is unlikely to be available before we go to press. However, some dates have been ‘forecast’ based on previous years. Running competitions will be subject to schools giving their permission.

Young Chef

Investigate the possibility of re-starting this competition at Whitchurch High School. If possible Club round to be completed by December 10th, 2023. Date tbc.

Youth Speaks

Last year District extended the timescale for completion of Club rounds to mid December, which was more acceptable to schools.

Assuming the same timetable we intend to run Club Intermediate & Senior competitions on Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th December 2023 tbc.

Young Musician Club/Area 5 Round

This round of the competition will be organised by Heather Guy (RCCB) and will be held in the WHS Dutch Barn Concert Hall. Date; Monday 22 January 2024 tbc.

RYLA –Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Club to recruit and financially support four candidates, one each from Howell’s and Cathedral Schools and two from Whitchurch High school where we have Interact groups. We will encourage 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. Dates July-August 2024 tbc.


The Team will look to support and promote Howell’s, Whitchurch, and Cathedral Interact Clubs by personal visits where possible. Zoom meetings with the Presidents/Interact Committees will be arranged if personal visits are not possible for any reason.

Interactors and staff have expressed a wish for face-to-face meetings whenever possible.

The following dates are scheduled for Interact Breakfasts:

Wednesday 11th October 2023 – President’s plans/Charities for the new year/RYLA report back

Wednesday 6th December 2023 – Christmas with Interactors & Rotakids/Chocolate Quiz

Wednesday 27th March 2024 – Paul Spencer Awards/ Introduction of new Presidents (Cathedral school elect new Presidents in early September)

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


Continue to support Whitchurch Primary Rotakids group. Rotakids Presidents/staff to attend Christmas breakfast.

Three Rotakids projects to be undertaken during the year Charity/Community/International. This year the international project will be aimed at further developing the link with the Bumatofu Primary school in Umbale post the Pont/ RCCB (District Grant supported ) project completed in 2023 providing Solar power/Laptops/electrical wiring for the school.


The Youth Team will organise (with club assistance) events aimed at raising a sum for RCCB equal to at least the budgeted spend on Youth Activities in 2023-2024.

RCCB/Cardiff County & Vale Youth Orchestra Concert

Agreed with the orchestra that a jointly organised RCCB/CC&VY orchestra concert will be held in the Whitchurch High school Dutch Barn Concert Hall (subject to WHS approval) ahead of Easter 2024. Date Friday 22nd March, 2024

Event surplus to be apportioned 2/3 Orchestra Charity, 1/3 RCCB Charities

Social Evening

Event to be confirmed. Date Mid-October 2023. Date & details tbc.

The Youth Team will meet regularly to review the developing situation & recommend any necessary changes/additions to activities.

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