Rotary Club of Melville 
Welcome to this months Newsletter
Report on the National Youth Science Forum 2023
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a programme for students who are about to go into year 12.NYSF was held this year with the initial sessions being online and then a week of exclusive and interactive access to STEM identities and facilities between from the 16th-19th January, 2023 that most of us have only dreamt of.  Some of the STEM organisations in Perth included CSIRO, MPL laboratories, GHD Airport Link, Harry Perkins Biodiscovery centre, Roy Hill and Telethon Kids
The visits build a lot of confidence and illustrate the many pathways to a great career in science and technology. This empowers students to achieve their personal best and find a support network as they start their final year at school.  One participant said that he had planned to be a maths teacher, but once he had attended the ICRAR where he had learned about Dark Matter, whether or not aliens exist and many other topics, he has decided that he would like to study astromony instead.  
One Rotarian is rostered on to be present at each visit, armed with a first aid kit, (while members of the NYSF Alumni spend time with the participants, helping them to get to know each other, and assisting in roll call etc.
As Rotarians with the required certificates (Current vaccination, Working with Children, First and CPR), we attended the ICRAR (Astromony) talk at UWA and the Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle, and the Pawsey Supercomputing sessions, and fund it a very rewarding experience.  
Many thanks to Simon Cubitt the Chair of District 9465 NYSF for his ongoing organisation of NYSF in Perth.
PDG’s Marilyn & David Barton
Rotary Club of Melville
District Conference
Friday 17th February:    5.00pm – 8.00pm
Mandurah Boardwalk with live music – local restaurants providing delicious meals at special prices plus bar drinks available – at your own cost.  The conference venue, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre will be open with Rotary Exhibits available to the public and conference delegates.
Saturday 18th February:    8.00am – 5.00pm
Registration opens at 8.00am and the conference starts promptly at 9.00am Speakers include:
Phil Britten: Phil is a multi award winning international speaker, best-selling author, entrepreneur and professional martial artists. His unique successes saw him win the WA Business News ‘40under40’ award in recognition as one of WA’s top entrepreneurs. Now he is dedicating his life to helping others reach their very own unique hidden potential in both their personal and professional lives 
Evan Burrell: Evan is an accomplished public speaker, emcee, trainer, digital content creator, graphic artist, social media advocate and hardworking community volunteer with over 20 years’ affiliation and experience with Rotary International.
Lyn Beasley AO: Lyn is a distinguished neuroscientist and 2015 West Australian of the Year who has made a major contribution to the promotion and direction of science in Australia. As Chief Scientist for Western Australia (the first female to hold such a state role nationally) she championed gender diversity and science in the classroom through programs such as Microscopes in Schools, in addition to shaping science policy. Lyn is also well known for promoting science and technology in the media and she played a key role in bringing the internationally successful FameLab science communication competition to Australia.
Benita Cattalini: Benita was the previous CEO of the Albany Chamber of Commerce and during her time there, more than doubled the associations membership. Since resigning as CEO, Benita has now moved to her farm in Denmark where she has become a Galloway breeder. Betina is a highly regarded speaker and influencer.
Saturday Gala DinnerAt Peel Thunder, 11 Dower Street, Mandurah:    6.30pm – 10.00pm Join us for a 3-course dinner in the beautiful function room with live music.
Book through the district 9465 web page link below as it is a $100 discount for D9465 Members
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