New Generations

New Generations, covers all aspects of Youth. The Rotary Club of Pine Rivers embraces almost all avenues of the Youth programs.

NYSF: National Youth Science Forum

Brandon Binnie was the club’s successful candidate to NYSF in 2010 and was invited to attend the International Science Forum in Heidelberg Germany in July 2010. Brandon was able to mix with the top scientists in the world.
Georgia Cunningham was our candidate last January, and was able to return to the club with a glowing report of her success in her mixing with so many science students at NYSF.
We have recently interviewed Hannah Savage from St Margaret’s who has nominated as NYSF student and, if successful, will be travelling to Canberra later this year.

RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

This award is open to young people between the ages of 18 to 26, and equips young leaders and potential young leaders in our community with the skills to facilitate positive change in the world. This year, our nomination was Nicole Wall, who was our waitress at the Murrumba Downs Tavern and won our hearts with her personality.

This year the students spent four days on the Tall Ship South Passage, sailing the high seas between Manly Harbour and Moreton Island. The students also had to complete 25 hours of Community Service to qualify. Nicole continues to complete her 25 hours assisting the club with our sausage sizzles at Bunnings. Nicole spoke to the club with much enthusiasm for the course that will assist her in her career as a School Teacher.
YEP: Youth Exchange Program.

The Youth Exchange program is available to students who have completed year 12 and are looking for cultural exchange to a country abroad for a  year.

Ellie Roberts was accepted by the club and the District YEP committee. Following orientation in August and December and the Sunshine Safari in December she was off to Denmark in January this year. Ellie has been on Euro Tour across the continent, catching up with YEP students from around the world as well as attending school. Ellie was hoping to catch up with the Danish royal twins while in Denmark. She is currently with her second host family.

The inbound exchange students were looking forward to raising funds for a Rotary project when it was suggested that they assist our Rotary club with our sausage sizzle at Bunnings at Lawnton over two week ends. Their effort was rewarded with the raising of $1,000.00 to purchase a Shelter Box, a great project. Congratulations, students.

Interact Club: The members of our club give of their time to support an active Interact Club at St Paul’s School, Bald Hills. Mrs. Cheryl Wegener, a teacher at the school, has been the driving force throughout the years with many students being influenced in the activities of Rotary International. It is encouraging to see the progress with their fund-raising and their efforts have raised enough money for three Shelter Boxes.