Capital trip for budding engineer
Martin Watters 27Jul07
LUKE Tyrrell will swap his space on the shop floor for a seat in a Canberra parliamentary session next month. The 16-year-old Geelong engineering student has been selected for a group heading to the national capital as part of this year’s Rotary and Federal Government partnership, Adventure in Citizenship.The Adventure in Citizenship program was established in 1990 to offer attendees an intensive introduction to the political system.College business manager John Faulkner said the program stimulated the young delegates to discuss contemporary issues that would affect the nation’s future.Mr Tyrrell was expected to present a report to the Bayside Geelong Rotarians, who nominated the student for the fact-finding trip.
Teens get a helping hand
Source: North Side Courier Author: Edwina Guinan Posted: Wed 1 Aug, 2007
David Citer is continuing the good work of KYDS, a free counselling service for teens. He is part of the recent expansion of the Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service (KYDS), a free counselling service for 12 to 18-year-olds.Mr Citer, who was born and bred in Killara, has stepped into the role of full-time counsellor. He has six years’ experience from working with adolescents at the Ted Noffs Foundation and drug and alcohol care.Mr Citer said that working with teens was particularly rewarding.“I think you can really make a difference with young people. Kids seem more motivated to actually change and if you can get in there at a grassroots level, you can make an impact in their lives and do something good for society.”Since its creation by the Lindfield Rotary Club in 2005, KYDS has provided counselling to 475 teens and has run anger management programs through local high schools