Busy few months for Rotary Club of Young

Helena Trantino, who attended the Rotary Youth Science Forum in Canberra, was the Rotary Club's guest speaker in March.

Helena Trantino, who attended the Rotary Youth Science Forum in Canberra, was the Rotary Club's guest speaker in March.

In March Helena Trantino was the Rotary Club's guest speaker and she shared her experience of her participation in the Rotary National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.

This is held each year and gives budding young scientists the experience of testing different aspects of science through various experiments.

Helena is looking to university with her focus on science.

This program is for Year 12 students and can be applied for through Rotary's youth exchange director.

District 9700 conference was held in Griffith at the end of March. Members of Young's club attended and were rewarded with many interesting keynote speakers.

With rotary celebrating women in rotary this year many of the speakers were women.

Young Rotary exchange student Connie Pearse, who arrived back from 12 months in Denmark in January, was one of the flag bearers for the opening of the conference.

Connie also took part in a youth exchange Q and A segment along with in bound and out bound students for 2018 and 2019.

Next year's district conference will be held in Temora.

In April our guest speakers were Stephanie and Georgie, Young Rotary's third year ANU students who are in Young for their 12 months rural stream. They are working both in local surgery and at Young Base Hospital.

The experiences they have in their 12 months at a rural facility gives them a wider range of knowledge than what they would experience in a city hospital.

They are enjoying their stay in Young so the club can only hope to see them back in the future as fully fledged doctors.

Emma Godsell and Jamie Gallop were Rotary's Youth Leadership Awards participants this year.

Emma was nominated by Allied Grain and Jamie by IGA.

Rotary and their employers share the cost of the camp which focuses on personal growth and leadership.

All participants who have returned from camp say: "This is a life changing experience". They grow and are taught to have confidence in themselves.

Any youth who would like to apply for the camp must be over the age of 18. Rotary hopes to see more businesses take part next year.

Our club took on the huge task of catering for the YDA Championships at Bendick Murrell in April.

All members participated in some way. It was great weekend with the funds made to be filtered back into our community projects.

Sue Gordon again took control of arranging the annual Careers Expo along with The Young High Schools and TAFE.

There were 44 exhibits along with emergency services personnel and department of defence.

Sue arranged the catering of the morning teas and the students provided the lunches. Sally Hoffman CEO of LFE was Rotary's last guest speaker for April.

She spoke about the intricacies of the NDIS program and the effects it has had on the services and LFE.