|Youth Services Committee Director's Report 14th Jan. 2010|
Initially approved $17,590 (of which $5000 Nedlands Rotary Foundation for Life Line Cards. Additional $5000 approved for Bluearth Project – see below.
Doris Strahan (Director), Gisela Birch, Bruce Chessell, Dinah Dudney, Sheryl Froese, Don Hopkins, Barry Ryall, Peter Wickens (Steve Wiltshire?)
Charlotte Axelsson, IB student previous Rotary year departed on 10th July.
Back to visit for 2 weeks in April.
Thanks to Mike Burrell, her counsellor + host families
Kate Dixon, our current outbound student to Denmark, successful year, outstanding young woman.
Counsellor Mike Burrell – email updates
Due back this weekend
Talk to our club at 11th Feb meeting.
Benni Pott, our current IB student from Osnabrueck/Germany
Awesome year so far, outstanding young man
Counsellor: Mike Burrell
Host families: Lyons family (6 months) – sport etc, opportunities to travel to Rotto, Tassi + Sydney with Rueflis.
Shea family: now
Ruefli family: April to return
Return to Germany 10th July
Kyren Gorey, OB 2010 to Solingen in Germany
Outstanding young man
Leaving this Saturday, 16th Jan
Counsellor: Peter Wickens
Kyren and Parents present at Presidents Cocktail function.
Applications for OB 2011 due to club by 31st March 2010. Interviews to be held 2nd half April 2010.
CLUB SAFETY OFFICER (DON HOPKINS)
Don Hopkins, looking after the Working with Children Check registration of club members. Required for all immediate host family members 18 or over, counsellor and other club members with ongoing involvement with youth.
4 WAY SPEAKING TEST (DON HOPKINS)
No applicants this year, so no contest at our club. A cheque of $200 was presented to the Grand Lodge for the 2009 speak up award, a contest for Primary School students.
ROTARY CITIZENSHIP AWARD (PETER WICKENS)
Award each term final assembly to a student at Nedlands Primary School, chosen by school. Book Voucher to student, cheque to library. Total $100/term or $400/year.
SHENTON COLLEGE – LINK SCHOOL
$2,560 paid to Shenton Challenge,
Camp at Pt Walter, team building activities for middle of the road kids.
16 students/term (incl one student from Shenton College deaf education centre, + interpreter for 2 days)
Peer Support program
None this year, as no people with qualifications at Shenton College after Shane Scott’s departure.
Dux award + Runner Up
$500 Winner, $250 Runner up.
President Charles Bro attended the Graduation night at Winthrop Hall late October and presented the awards
ROTARY ADVENTURE IN CITIZENSHIP (GISELA BIRCH)
Kayleigh Mewman, Shenton College
1 week Canberra in September - $1000, to be only partly funded next Rotary year
Reported back to our club in October on her return
Is for Social Sciences what NYSF is for the Sciences
SIEMENS SCIENCE EXPERIENCE (BRUCE CHESSELL)
3 day hands on science program at local universities for students entering year 10
2 applicants, Dominique Blake, Shenton College + Madelaine Durand. $105/applicant
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM (BRUCE CHESSELL)
10 day residential program for students entering year 12, held in Canberra + first time in Perth this year.
To open up possibilities of a career in science or engineering.
$2000, to be only partially funded next Rotary Year.
2 applicants Michael Taran (home schooled) and Thalia Livingstone (Perth Mod).
Thalia Livingston put forward – successful. Will report to club on return.
RYLA (BARRY RYALL)
One week residential seminar 1st week of Feb at Bickley outdoor camp for 18 – 25s, designed to develop leadership skills
Applicant Adam Griffiths from Kununarra, Station Hand for Tropical Forestry Services.
ROTARACT – UWA (SHERYL FROESE)
No interest shown so far by members to attend any of our meetings despite several invitations. Change of president has been advised.
Sheryl already involved with a group at UWA will get involved as link person.
LIFE LINE CARDS (BARRY RYALL)
Launch in Feb to all High School Students in WA. Barry will address the club at launch giving background info to club members about this project. Currently looking at ways to to make the life line contact accessible to Uni students.
BLUEARTH PROJECT (RAVI SUBRAMANIAM)
Dave Wilmot, Bluearth spoke to our club in August.
3 year program to develop life-long appreciation of movement and activity for physical + mental health of youth.
Training Course for teachers – school based.
Hawker Park Primary School, Warwick, in our district. $5000 support for 2010 from Nedlands Rotary Foundation.
Balcatta, Hillarys and Karrinyup clubs to be asked to contribute to the subsequent 2 years of the program.
CHARLES SMITH AWARD
Outstanding service to youth – applications invited
RYPEN (GISELA BIRCH)
2 day camp at Pt Walter for students entering year 10 to enhance self esteem, promote service above self etc.
RYE INTERVIEWS – April
NYSF INTERVIEWS – May
RAIC INTERVIEWS - May
Author: Doris Strahan
Published: 20 January, 2010