Posted on Mar 01, 2017
Rod Asterope spoke to us about THE NINTH SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE which is a project of the Rotary Club of Bowral/Mittagong.  The Challenge is an outreach programme aimed at changing student's perceptions of science and engineering through projects not normally undertaken in their school environments.  The Challenge is on the 20th and 21st March at the Mittagong RSL and will be attended by over 500 students from schools within the Highlands.  There will be teams of students undertaking electrical engineering projects, building catapults, building bridges and many more. 
Our Member, Richard Krohn, spoke about RAGES - Rotarian Action group for Endangered Species.  Richard was drawn to the group as when he was working and holidaying in South Africa he saw the effects of poaching first hand.  He also visited the RAGES supported Orangutan Sanctuary in Malaysia.  Rotary action groups receive RI funding and RAGES is run out of the Coolamon Rotary Club in District 9710.  For ore information please visit
Susan Sheward M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire), Director for Orangutans and Primates, RAGES