NYSF Orientation weekend

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 9650     Invitation to Walcha NYSF Orientation Day Sunday, 18th September, 2016


Dear Sponsoring Rotary Club,

You are warmly invited to attend the NationalYouth Science Forum Orientation Day to be held at Walcha Central School, North Street, Walcha on Sunday, 17th September, 2017.

 The invitation is also extended to parents, family and friends of students selected to attend NYSF 2018, as well as School Principal/Head Science Teacher, Presidents, Rotarians and partners from sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

   All members of the District 9650 NYSF committee are also requested to attend.



Session A - Canberra

Sponsoring Club

Session B –




Session C - Canberra

Sponsoring Club

Guy Barker


Elliott Blake

Port Macquarie

Nicholas Bohlsen

Armidale Nth

Thomas Berryman

Port Macquarie

Finn Fagerstrom

Taree on Manning 

Sambavan Jeyakumar

Armidale Nth

Jack Brown


Nicholas Jackson

Armidale North

Ashini Ekanayake

Armidale Nth

Samuel Frazier

Armidale Central

Gabriella Parsons

Glen Innes

Angus Lawrence

Armidale Am

Harry Hiatt

Port Macquarie

Mitchell Taylor

Glen Innes

Julia Lim

Tamworth First Light

Jarrod Lambert


Vineesha Veer


Emily McIntyre

Inverell East

Ashleigh Smith


Dominic Vorreiter

Coffs Harbour Daybreak

Samet Portakaldali

Port Macquarie

Luke Strong

Taree on Manning

Mackenzie Wood


Charlotte Moore

Port Macquarie





Thomas Preen

Port Macquarie





Madeline Thompson

Inverell East

The Rotary Club of Walcha will be providing morning tea and Lunch for a cost of $15 per person, so I will require from you an email or phone call by Friday 8th September 2017 to confirm numbers for catering and dietary requirements (eg. vegetarian, gluten free etc.). My phone number is 0407960129.


Stuart Bayley

Chairman Rotary District 9650 NYSF Committee

Program for the Day

11.00 a.m.  Registration and refreshments; 

11.30 a.m.  District Chairman opens, welcomes everyone, introductions; 

11.35 a.m.  DG to speak about Rotary; 

11:50 a.m.  DGE to talk about responsibilities to Rotary; 

12.00 p.m.  DC to talk about the reason for NYSF existing; 

12.15 p.m.  District Chairman calls on NYSF student staff

Student staff will introduce themselves in detail and make presentation

Student staff will call on students in turn to come forward, to introduce themselves in the same way Student staff answer questions about NYSF                           

All students to introduce parents to the NYSF Chairman and student staff at the end.

1.00 p.m.  45 minutes for Barbecue Lunch and checking in of forms with the District Chairman (if required) with 15 minutes more for coffee for parents.                        

 2.00 p.m.  Student staff and past students talk to students in another room

 2.15 p.m.  District Chairman addresses parents;

 2.30 p.m.  District Chairman changes places with student staff, who address parents;

  2.45 p.m.  Total group reconvenes;

  3.00 p.m.   Close the meeting.

Sep 17 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00