The nicest things happen when one is not used to expecting them.
 
Over the past months, the Chairmen of both Vocational and Youth have immersed themselves in facilitating a plethora of activities; for the benefit of students and our Community. We have been visited by candidates for MUNA, NYSF, Youth Exchange Overseas - Australia and more.
 
In addition, we have recognised outstanding citizens through our vocational awards.
 
These projects are regularly featured in The Bulletin and its predecessors. Most recently Chloe Holmes from Balcombe Grammar School [along with her parents Luke and Tess]. Chloe disappeared into Finnair. Actually it was QATAR.... Is joke, yes?
 
We decided to reproduce a couple of items of correspondence from beneficiaries [or near - beneficiaries].
Letters from Students
 
Hi Ross, 
 
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the hard work and effort you have put into getting my refund for NYSF and trying your hardest in an attempt to find alternate arrangements when this years event didn't happen. This was extremely kind of you and doesn't go unnoticed.
 
Although I won't get the chance to experience NYSF I know I am so lucky to have been selected for the opportunity all thanks to your tremendous help and will now get to be apart of the NYSF Alumni. 
 
I look forward to all of the exciting opportunities that this will bring me and just once again want to say thank you to both yourself and the Mt Eliza Rotary, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.
 
Kindest Regards,
Sophie and Kait 🥰😊
 
 
 
 
Attention: Mr Ross Schweitzer and Mr Mike Weber

NYSF2020 Brisbane

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Rotary Mount Eliza for sponsoring me to attend NYSF2020 in Brisbane. Despite the devastating bushfires, I feel very privileged that I was still able to attend.

It was the most incredible experience and will be a memory that will remain with me for life. I would definitely recommend it to all Year 12 students interested in science.

The lab STEM visits where a definite highlight for me and I especially enjoyed our visit to Griffith University, School of Science and Environment where we got to do our own experiment where we looked at the chemical properties of sunblock.

I also thought the Critical Thinking Workshop with Mr Peter Ellerton was enjoyable as he was knowledgeable and engaging.

At the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology we got to experience first-hand the world class research facilities and saw all the high-end research equipment currently being used. One of the most interesting research projects was on Motor Neuron Disease (MND) where they were using MND patient skin cells to make motor neuron cells for research.

The atmosphere and camaraderie of all students and “Staffies” was unbelievable and I have made many new friends with people who share the same passions and interests. The level of energy and enthusiasm was unbelievable!

Thank you for giving me the amazing opportunity to attend NYSF2020.

Regards
Lachlan Hamilton-Brown
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