To find out details of all the Youth Programs available from Rotary just click on on the underlined link above.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a 6-day Leadership programme held in July each year for older community-minded youth. In July 2013 our Club sponsored Sallie Geary to attend the course as a leader. This year we have agreed to sponsor Stephanie Corkell, a local girl who is looking to develop her leadership skills and who has attended Camp Awakenings as both a participant and leader.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a two-week programme held each year at ANU in Canberra to give science-minded students a strong taste of the benefits of a tertiary science course and career. We sponsored Damien Winch to attend the course in January 2014, and we have recently agreed to support Jessie Gwillim’s application for NYSF in 2015.
Camp Awakenings is a leadership programme held in Mt Eliza each year for Year 9 students, and we agreed to meet the costs of 2 students for this excellent course. The students are sourced by the Camp Awakenings team.
The Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) is another Rotary programme our Club has always been very keen to support. We were unable to find suitable candidates from local schools this year. We therefore decided to support District’s costs with the programme this year.
The District also held a Youth Services Cluster Meeting at the Buckingham Motel on 11 February 2014, where a number of our members heard first hand stories of the wonderful experiences that many participants have had in the various Rotary Programmes. Sallie Geary was one who spoke and her infectious talk and personality percolated through the room as she spoke of the support she has received from Beaumaris.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
RCOB sponsored David Nyuol Vincent and team leader Danielle Galea to attend the leadership camp. We had been unable to find a candidate the previous year. Funds from our budget were made available for this project.
Buddy up for Kids Safety
We were approached by Stella Maris Primary School to support their student well-being week, aimed to educate students about sexual abuse, cyber bullying and youth suicide. RCOB agreed to donate the funds. Robert McArthur spoke to parents and students about body image issues.
Mock Job Interviews
Eighty Year 10 students at Sandringham College were interviewed by Beaumaris Rotarians over two days. The aim of this project is to help the students gain skills to prepare for future employment.
We sponsored two students from Mentone Girls’ Secondary College and one from Sandringham College to receive the awards.
National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum is a twelve day program for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology.
The flagship event of the NYSF is the January Forum. Until recently this event had been held exclusively in Canberra and hosted by The Australian National University. In 2010 the NYSF introduced a third session, in Perth, co-hosted by the Curtin University of Technology and The University of Western Australia.
Rotary has been in partnership with the program since 1984 along with the Australian Government, major industry, national research institutes and universities.
The most important aspect coming from the NYSF is a network of friends, colleagues and support groups throughout Australia, which will be of value to participants for the whole of their lives.
The NYSF helps students moving into Year 12, who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings, and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of, and interest in major national and global issues and emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interests in sport, arts and music.
The NYSF continues after January with a series of University and Industry Seminars and afterwards as a network of people with common aims.
In 2012 we were successful in having our nominated student Sallie Geary accepted for the Programme. This is her report on her attendance at the NYSF;
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The Science Experience
RCOB sponsored two students to attend Monash University for three days of hands on science/fun.
Model United Nations Assembly
Beaumaris Rotarians assisted with the event once again as runners, setting up, packing up, meeting and encouraging the delegates. We have been asked to assist again next year. MUNA is one of the highlights of New Generations year and is well supported by our members.
Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment
RCOB sponsored two students, Lochlan & Samantha, from Sandringham College (both Interactors) to attend the weekend leadership camp.
Outbound exchange student, Caitie Kavanagh has been in Japan since January 2011. There were concerns for her safety during the earthquake disaster, but she was safe, and able to continue her year’s exchange. Caitie is having a wonderful time and regularly sends photos and news about her experiences.
Caitie attended several training camps in preparation for her exchange. She regularly attended our meetings and assisted at Bunnings sausage sizzles prior to her departure. Caitie is grateful to our club for giving her this opportunity.
Caitie has returned from Japan and gave a wonderful account of her time in there at the Club meeting on 8 March. Her speech notes are reproduced in In Gear ( In Gear Week 34 12 March HD ) and a simplified version of the accompanying slideshow is available below. Unfortunately, technical limitations prevented uploading the full slideshow (it was 240 MB!).
Louise Pierres arrived from France in July 2010. Louise has been hosted by two Sandringham Rotary families, and two Beaumaris Rotary families (the Sawles and McAlaneys). She raised $500 for Polio Plus by selling olive oil at the Bendigo Olive Fiesta, and went on the bike ride to the Adelaide Conference, raising $250 for Rotary Health. Louise won the Community Service Challenge Award for her involvement in club activities.
She joined other exchange students on the Safari to Central Australia. Louise has regularly attended our meetings, attended the District Assembly, was guest speaker at Interact and has helped at Bunnings sausage sizzles and promotion days at the Concourse. Louise returned to France in July.
All expenses are shared 50/50 with the Rotary Club of Sandringham. We were most grateful to St Leonard’s College for their generosity in waiving Louise’s school fees.