STEP:- Short Term Youth Exchange

Rotary Short Term Exchange presents opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and world understanding by allowing them to exchange in a different country. Participants will live with host families in their selected country for four to eight weeks normally in summer, under the sponsorship of their local Rotary Club.

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President Mike and STEP visitor Vincenz July 2015

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Shine on Awards

The Shine on Awards are a perfect example of the opportunities that Rotary provides to acknowledge those with ability, who have a disability, to challenge themselves and provide service to the community for the benefit of others.
The Shine on Awards are presented to individuals in recognition for their “shining examples” through their actions and contributions to the community.

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Recipients of the 2015 shine on awards

RYLA:- Rotary Youth Leadership Award

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) offer men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills.     Activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, hiking and camping out, presentation skills, conflict resolution, yoga and discussions on social issues are just part of the week long Program. - See more Here:

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Ron Sloan Endeavour Scholarship Awards.

Each year the Club awards Scholarships to students from Thornlie Senior High School and Thornlie Christian College to our annual Ron Sloan Endeavor Scholarships.

2015 had ten awardees who all presented professionally and showed the club why we should not be worried as the country is going to be in some very safe hands in the future.
The Endeavor Awards are selected by each school and presented with a financial scholarship to assist in the costs of their education

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Recipients of the Ron Sloan Endevour Scholorships 2015


Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability, between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one week live-in camp.

Handicamp is held in January - The Rotary Club of Southern Districts sponsors both participants and buddies for this camp.


 Anita Diep has been one of the Buddy Volunteers at Handy Camp for several years, for information on how to become a buddy contact AnitaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RYPEN :- Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

The course is available for Year 10 students who have been involved in community service activities. It is intended to encourage personal development, positive attitudes and leadership skills.

The course is an opportunity to advance to other Rotary sponsored training programmes.

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NYSF :-National Youth Science Forum

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Brightwater Lyn Beasley Scholarship.

The club matched Professor Lyn Beasley with a $50,000 grant towards establishing the Lyn Beazley PHD Scholarship which is to allow a PHD student to conduct research at the Brightwater Care Group, Oats Street, Acquired Brain Injury facility.


PHD Student Fiona Allanson first recipient of the Lyn Beasley Scholarship

Helen Hoskins Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Thornlie ( Now part of Southern Districts) has established a fund in the memory of Mrs Helen Hosking to provide a summer vacation scholarship in the discipline of biochemistry. The scholarship is called the Rotary Club of Thornlie Helen Hosking Vacation Scholarship in Biochemistry.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a student who has completed a major in Biochemistry to undertake a research project in an approved research laboratory for a period of six to eight weeks during the summer vacation period. The successful candidate will be required to submit a written report on the research project to the Head of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as give a small presentation to the members of the Rotary Club of Thornlie. The supervisor of the scholarship holder is also required to accompany the student to the Rotary Club of Thornlie meeting at which the presentation is given.

The scholarship is valued at $1,500, with 75% of the scholarship being paid during the period the project is undertaken and the remaining 25% paid upon presentation of a satisfactory project report to the Head of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


Luke Smithers is this years recipient of the Helen Hoskins Scholarship