37 episodes

Chats by Rotaract Australia aims to fill in the gap left by dozens of cancelled in-person networking opportunities caused by COVID-19 and connect Rotaractors, Rotarians and clubs doing exciting things. The podcast is hosted by Rotaract Australia's Communcations Director Laura Telford and Rotaract Australia's Vice Chair Holly Corbett. Together they have close to two decades of experience in the media industry and are passionate about sharing stories that inspire.

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Chats by Rotaract Australia aims to fill in the gap left by dozens of cancelled in-person networking opportunities caused by COVID-19 and connect Rotaractors, Rotarians and clubs doing exciting things. The podcast is hosted by Rotaract Australia's Communcations Director Laura Telford and Rotaract Australia's Vice Chair Holly Corbett. Together they have close to two decades of experience in the media industry and are passionate about sharing stories that inspire.

    Special Episode: Chat with Incoming Rotary International Director Jessie Harman

    Special Episode: Chat with Incoming Rotary International Director Jessie Harman

    We're baaaacccckkkkk! 

    This is a very special bonus episode of Chats by Rotaract Australia that is dynamic, engaging and inspirational! 

    Jessie Harman’s first experience of Rotary was as a participant of RYLA in 1987. Today she is Director-Elect for Rotary International (2021-2023), representing Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

    Listen to hear what this role actually is all about... and learn about why Jessie has an active interest in Rotaract, as well as Rotary’s youth and leadership programs.

    This special episode is hosted by Rotaract Australia's Communications Director Laura Telford.

    • 29 min
    That's a wrap on Season 1 of Chats by Rotaract Australia

    That's a wrap on Season 1 of Chats by Rotaract Australia

    Chats by Rotaract Australia hosts Holly Corbett and Laura Telford have absolutely loved bringing the podcast to your ears since September 2020. 

    Join the pair as they reminisce about Season 1 of Chats by Rotaract Australia, the journey of starting a podcast and even a tiny teaser about the plans for Season 2! 

    At the date of publishing, Laura is the Communications Director of Rotaract Australia and Holly is the Vice-Chair of Rotaract Australia.

    • 16 min
    ARC (Australian Rotaract Conference) and National Training 2021

    ARC (Australian Rotaract Conference) and National Training 2021

    Australian Rotaract Conference (ARC) and National Training 2021 will be held on Saturday 15 May and Sunday 16 May respectively.
     In this episode of Chats by Rotaract Australia hosted by Laura Telford, you’ll hear her chat with ARC co-chairs Eeshwar Rajagopalan and Helena Toscas.
     Learn exactly how the events will be run, how to buy tickets and just what is in store for the 2021 event! 

    For more information or to buy tickets go to: https://conference.rotaract.org.au/

    • 12 min
    Rotaract Chats with Varun Hariprakash

    Rotaract Chats with Varun Hariprakash

    Picture this: tens of thousands of school children being taught how to wash their hands on the exact same day by Rotaractors. 
     Meet Varun Hariprakash, the DRR of D978 - he helped make that vision a reality.
     
    Varun has some incredible stories to tell about his time as a Rotaractor in his home country of India, and he joins podcast host Holly Corbett to talk about one key project – Wash in Schools. 

    • 21 min
    Rotary Foundation 101

    Rotary Foundation 101

    STOP - LET'S CHALLENGE AN ASSUMPTION - the Rotary Foundation is not boring. 

    Chats by Rotaract Australia host Laura Telford aims to demystify the Rotary Foundation - which can be a bit confusing or dry for Rotaractors! 

    Laura is joined for this episode by Maurie Stack, the chair of the Rotary Foundation for Australia, who explains the difference between district and global grants, what kind of projects can be supported and how to get involved. 

    Laura says Mauria helped to enlighten her about the Rotary Foundation - so hear exactly why and what it is all about, right from the people involved.

    • 20 min
    District conference planning and the value of a Rotaract voice

    District conference planning and the value of a Rotaract voice

    Have you ever wonder how to plan a major event like a Rotary District Conference?

    Hear from Tasmanian Rotarian Sandy Astill, as she talks through all the steps to planning a successful event AND why she invited Rotaractors to be part of her conference committee from the very first meeting.

    Hosted by RA Vice Chair Holly Corbett.

    • 29 min

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