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With the recent relaxations of COVID restrictions, our Rotary meeting program has begun to look more like we’re used to. Highlights of our program over recent weeks have been:

  • Castlemaine community member Larry O'Toole was presented with a Paul Harris recognition; the 14th member of the Community since 1985 to receive such an award. Rotary Castlemaine has supported Larry and the Hot Rod Centre in establishing Autoplex and is lucky enough to share the site. Larry is proprietor of Graffiti Publications and Chairman of Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre.
  • We recently visited Castlemaine Secondary College to tour the newly built classrooms and amenities. We were impressed with the changes and really optimistic about future directions. Acting Principal Justin Hird gave us a great tour which was enhanced by one current and one recent staff member, as well as past student Angus Fortune, joining us. We have always supported the College with our Youth Programs, scholarships and prizes and look forward to continuing the relationship.

  • Year 12 Castlemaine Secondary College students, Masie Mellic-Cooper and Elwyn Carlile, explained why they are so interested in STEM as a career and how the National Youth Science Forum was of benefit to them.
    While previous recipients of our Rotary scholarship previously travelled to either Brisbane or Canberra, Masie and Elwyn participated mainly online with some field trips in Victoria. Far from deterring their enthusiasm and learning, they admitted that in some instances it gave them even wider access to some amazing speakers and experiences.
    Good to know with applications for the 2022 NYSF now open!

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