Although many of us have had limited Rotary activity since our very active year end last year, some have been fully immersed over the holidays.  Our IPP Peter B has been one of those who has continued to raise our flag high.  One event Peter has been very involved in was the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum, which was held at AUT in January.  This was a fortnight of amazing experiences for 170 of NZ's top Year 13 science & technology students, brought together via Rotary clubs from throughout NZ.  
 
The fortnight offered the students visits to many university departments, examples of industry, and other agencies - to assist them to decide on their future studies and careers in science and tech, and to have heaps of fun along the way.  During the Forum the students lived together in a university hostel.
 
Apart from providing Peter B, The Rotary Club of St Johns also sponsored a student from each of our partner schools, Glendowie College and Sacred Heart.   The photo below is of Alvaro Nola-Dodd, who RCSJ sponsored from Glendowie College last year.  At that 2018 Forum, Alvaro received one of the 2 top student awards that enabled him to participate in the London Science Forum. 
 
Alvaro also volunteered to be an Advisor at the 2019 Forum, and he will also be an Advisor in London for their Forum later this year.  
 
Alvaro has already spoken once at our Club, and has offered to do so again to talk of his experiences in London, and how he finds this year's Forum experience in his 'giving back' capacity.  He is a great role model for other students at the Forum.  We look forward to hearing from him soon.
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