Youth who attended the Rotary leadership and motivational weekend had an inspirational weekend.
Youth who attended the Rotary leadership and motivational weekend had an inspirational weekend. Contributed

CQ youth gathered at Yeppoon in May for leadership weekend

YEPPOON'S Rotarians hosted 23 youth aged conference during May 14-17 for a two-day and night leadership and motivational weekend.

The attendees were from all over Central Queensland including Childers, Bundaberg, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Gladstone, Rockhampton and from Mackay in north Queensland, plus two local participants.

Program leader Vernon Brown said the students were introduced to team work, motivational discussions, real life examples and challenges during the weekend.

Special presentations included a cause and effect discussion with Constable Jennifer Henry who introduced the attendees to the outcomes of teen drinking.

Local adventurer Ron Gall, recently famous for being the restorer of the Yeppoon town clock, shared with the group his recent Kokoda trip.

Rockhampton Barrister Tom Polley captivated the group with real life issues including looking after your friends in difficult situations.

On Saturday night the leaders were entertained with an impromptu debate followed by a role play series of theatre sports.

Upcoming youth events include Rotary Youth Exchange which is an international exchange for a local student living and attending school in another country.

A student from overseas will come to Yeppoon to have a taste of Australia for 12 months.

Additionally, over the Christmas holidays Rotary will be sending students to Canberra and or Perth for two weeks of immersion in all areas of science.

To learn more about youth activities or how Rotary can help you, please contact your local Rotary president Karen Higgins by emailing yeppoonrc@gmail.com or phoning 49395710 or 0438395717.



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