Wingham Rotary Australia Day Awards
Citizen of the Year: Barbara Waters
Manning Valley Historical Society president Barbara Waters has been named Australia Day Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club of Wingham.
Sports Person of the Year: Scott Brown
WINGHAM High School manual arts teacher and motorcycle racer Scott Brown is the Rotary Sports Person of the Year.
Pride in Workmanship: Dr Amanda Brooks
DR Amanda Brooks received the Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award.
Young Achiever of the Year: Grace Callaghan and Jai Harrison
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Both Jai and Grace have been members of the Wingham High School Student Representative Council since year seven.
Jai is 17 years old and whilst his favourite subjects are maths and music, he has received many awards in several subjects over the years.
As an accomplished guitarist and vocalist Jai has enhanced not only the life of the school but been a major contributor to school productions over the last few years.
Grace has participated in the Model United Nations Assembly - a Rotary program to promote public speaking and understanding world affairs.
Grace has made a valued contribution to the vibrance of Wingham High School including volunteering in several fundraising events, reading programs, HSC reading, various charity functions and performing at luncheon venues and school theatrical performances as a vocalist.
The Rotary Australia and New Zealand Student Exchange (RANZSE) program is run by some Rotary Districts in Australia and all districts in New Zealand. It is designed for 14 to 16 year old students to experience a true "exchange" with a family in the other country. In 2015 New Zealand students arrive in Australia and attend school with their matched student during Term 2. Both students return to New Zealand and attend the New Zealand student's school during Term 3. Each year it alternates as which country goes first. In 2015 there are 60 students from Australia and New Zealand participating in the program. In the past 10 years more than 1550 students have participated in this life-changing experience.
Bringing the World's Youth Together
Today, most people have heard of the Rotary Student Exchange, the world's biggest and best known student cultural exchange program. But not everyone would know that it came about thanks to Australian Rotarians.
Rotary Youth Exchange Australia provides an opportunity of a lifetime for Australian high school students to live & study abroad.
You'll spend up to 12 months living and studying in a foreign country, learning a lot about yourself and the culture of your adopted host families.
To provide year 9/10/11 students with a unique insight into the Dairy Industry.
The camp involves hands on milking at recognized dairies , artificial insemination and practical dairy industry activities. Guest speakers will talk on pastures, veterinary services and other related matters. Students in groups will be trained in caring for and grooming of heifers to a show standard.
Prominent professional people involved in the dairy industry are the organizers of the farm activities. Rotarians are responsible for catering, transport and supervision. Plenty of time has been allocated for fun.
Further details will be provided once the 2016 program is confirmed.