The Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise is all set to host another successful National Model United Nations Assembly, held in the Senate Chamber of the Museum of Australian Democracy also known as Old Parliament House, on 12-13 August 2023. 
Our club has sponsored two Brighton Grammar students, Erik Kyparisis and Jenson Galvin to attend and compete.
Erik and Jenson will be competing against 17 other high school debating teams from across the eastern coast. Three teams from the ACT, one team from Queensland and 12 teams from NSW.
Erik and Jenson won best debating team in our district Model United Nations Assembly competition earlier this year in May, so are headed to Canberra next weekend to represent both the district and VIC state. 
Representing their chosen country Somalia, this United Nations-like Assembly will increase the participating students’ (delegates’) sense of international understanding and goodwill, one of the primary goals of Rotary International.
All students participating in the assembly are encouraged to dress in the national costume of the country they are representing for the assembly deliberations.
Delegates are traveling from as far away as Terrigal, Sydney, Narooma, Moruya, Bowral/Mittagong, in addition to a number of local teams from the Canberra region.
While in Canberra, District 9800 Chairman Neville Page has coordinated the opportunity for our students to visit the Italian Embassy and the original Changi Chapel that was dismantled in Singapore and carefully reconstructed in Duntroon.