2010 - Mathias Jacobs - Blumenau, Brazil

Mathias Jacobs  

Mathias returned to Brazil where he finished high school and has gone onto to graduate in Engineering at the Federal University Santa Catarina.


Mathias presenting the Club with a Brazilian flag . . . . . . . . . . and was presented with something to take home - some bottles of the President's muscat!


After partying in Melbourne for a few days, Mathias was flying home this week. We wish him all the best for the future.



At this meeting we celebrated Mathias’s 17th birthday. Mathias is doing well at school, even attending advanced English classes and is a member of the local football team.


Congratulation Mathias.

 2010-03-25 Mathias Jacobs - our inbound Exchange Student from Brazil

Mathias comes from Blumenau a town of 200,000 people in the state of Santa Catarina a small state in the south of Brazil.


The capital of the state is Florinopolis. Blumenau is a town that was originally settled by German immigrants and holds an October fest each year.

2010-04-29 Anders Larsen and Mathias Jacobs – Safari

Mathias and Anders presented a slide show of where they went on this year’s Youth Exchange safari through the centre of Australia and then along the east coast of Australia. They were escorted by 3 chaperons Gail Law, Stephen Apps and Joy Budd from the Benalla Rotary Club. There were 26 students, 18 girls and 8 boys of which 5 were short term (6 weeks) exchange students.

They set of on the 2nd April and returned on the 21st April. After starting in Shepparton they travelled to Adelaide, then to Coober Pedy, Uluru and Alice Springs. From Alice Springs they flew to Cairns, where they went out on to the Great Barrier Reef, then down the east coast to Airlie beach, Maryborough, Gold Coast, Yamba and finally Sydney. From Sydney they went to Canberra and finally back to Shepparton. They had a wonderful experience.

Pictured: Rtn Stephen Apps, Anders Larsen, President David Talbot, Mathias Jacobs and Rtn Gail Law.