Returning Rotarians

At Tuesday's meeting, Club President, Brian Herd, had the pleasure of re-inducting three former Rotarians back into the club and presenting them with their badges.  The returning Roratians are Mic Russo, Larisa White, and Judy Keith.
It is extremely good to welcome them back.
Judy, Larisa and Mic after their presentation.
Returning Rotarians Bob Norman 2022-08-31 14:30:00Z 0

Student Pathways and Development.

Guest speakers for our meeting 09 August were Carlene Paterson and Belinda McEvoy, Carlene is responsible for 16 schools in our Education Area and Belinda is responsible for the Whyalla Secondary College in Student Pathways and Development.

Student Pathways and Development has connections to industry and support networks. Carlene is responsible for 16 schools.  The VET policy in this region is five to six years ahead of the rest of the state.  The Program relates to the Chamber of Commerce but also needs the support of community resources, industry, and families.  Students are empowered to develop their own career path and teachers are being educated to put careers into the curriculum.  There are new resources for students, a year seven-12 pathway where skills are transferrable.  Details are available at VET FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS.  VET for School Students (

The success of the Program is measured by the rate of student SACE completions, increased numbers of young people entering apprenticeships and the provision of an integral source of young, skilled workers that meet the needs of industry.

Subjects necessary to pass SACE are English, Maths, and Science as relevant to industry. Certificates, for example, in aged care, childcare and Apprenticeships.  There is entrepreneurial learning involving problem solving and collaboration.  Student Pathways and Development looks for “ticket to work” employers-safe employers for students with disability.  Networking is involved.  Ticket to Work About Us Video - YouTube

The Technical College is coming to Port Augusta- students can access work experience.  RTOs come in and teach students.  Rotarian Lesley supervises some of the students in the Program and several Rotarians commended it.

Rotarian Lesley Hartup thanking Carlene and Belinda for their presentation.


Student Pathways and Development.  Bob Norman 2022-08-08 14:30:00Z 0

New Member Induction

President Brian Herd inducted Lesley Hartup into the Rotary Club of Whyalla on 26 July, Lesley was sponsored by Mic Russo, with her husband, Andy, Daughter Nyssa and Grand Daughter Belle in attendance.
Lesley was presented with her Rotary Pin by Mic Russo, with President Brian watching.
    Mic, Lesley, Andy holding Grand Daughter Bella and Nyssa at the Induction of Lesley.
New Member Induction Bob Norman 2022-07-25 14:30:00Z 0

Local Government Election Information

Guest speaker for our meeting on 26 July was Justin Commons, Chief Executive Officer Whyalla, his presentation was about the Local Government Elections and the special importance of this election for Whyalla.
Whyalla is facing a very exciting time ahead with some Major Development Projects in the Pipeline, these developments gives the City the possibility to Imagine Whyalla as it could be over the next few years.
Justin explained the requirements for anyone who is thinking of nomination for Council, their responsibilities and requirements when elected.  He also covered some of the typical activities, Legislative Functions and other Discretionary Functions.
To allow the Reimagination of Whyalla and its surrounds, it is important to have a strong supportive Council so it is even more important with this election to ensure everyone who is eligible to vote does so.
Diversity of Background of Nominees is strongly encouraged as it is an important consideration but everyone, no matter who they are, is encouraged to nominate and work on Council for the better of the community.
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Electoral Commission South Australia (ECSA)
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City of Whyalla
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  Justin is thanked for his presentation by Rotarian Keith Sichler
Local Government Election Information Bob Norman 2022-07-25 14:30:00Z 0