What is Rotex?
Rotex is a group run by returned exchange students from the Rotary Youth Exchange program. We act as mentors and prepare the next generation of Outbounds (future Rotary Youth Exchange students) for their year abroad, whilst also hosting events for Inbounds (students from other countries) living in Australia. In addition to our social work, Rotex also fulfills Rotary's primary goal of 'service above self' like any Club by donating funds to charity.
To provide first-hand knowledge to prospective Outbound students before departure, ongoing support during their year, and to guide them smoothly after the transition back into Australian lifestyle on return.
What we do?
We manage a set of structured activities, including weekend camps, for Inbound students. Beyond social benefits, these are necessary for Inbounds to discuss challenges and strategies which one frequently encounters on a daily basis when communicating across cultures.
We assist in the re-adaption of the newly returned "Rebounds" back into life after exchange. Our role is to assist all sorts of exchange students (past, present or future) in their endeavors.
We also give back to Rotary Youth Exchange by assisting the committee in the selection process and briefings of future exchange students.
District 9800 is in Victoria, Australia, and a small portion of New South Wales. It is the area in Victoria surrounded by and including the shires of and cities of Rochester, Huntly, Marong, Mount Alexander, Daylesford, Glenlyon
Kyneton, Bacchus Marsh, Werribee, Altona, Williamstown, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, St. Kilda, Brighton, Caulfield, Malvern, Gisborne, Newham, Woodend, McIvor and Waranga plus part of the Shire of Deakin, New South Wales, within a twenty-kilometre radius of the Echuca post office.