Neville Woodforth is retired from a career in project management in the built environment.  He was involved in school P&C's when his daughter was school age and when she became a Rotary international exchange student he joined Rotary.  With a strong belief in the need to assist young people to achieve their full potential he became involved in Rotary youth programs to promote science, leadership, citizenship, community service and adolescent road safety.
Neville joined the Rotary Club of Boonah on 1 November 1991 and was its president in the 1996-97 Rotary Year.  He moved to the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific on 11 January 2007 and later joined the Rotary Club of Caloundra on 10 July 2017.
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In 2009 the RYDA road safety education program was introduced in Queensland and is coordinated by groups of Rotary clubs in venues in regional and rural areas.  In 2014 I attended a road safety seminar conducted by Dr Bridie Scott-Parker from the Adolescent Risk Research Unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast and it became clear that the application of Dr Bridie’s research applied seamlessly to Rotary’s real-world road safety education program.  A partnership was formed between USC and Rotary which saw Dr Bridie as a regular speaker that directly engages with RYDA students. I am particularly impressed by the role CADROSA plays at all levels in promoting research into adolescent road safety and reducing road crash trauma and look forward to making a real contribution to road safety.
The RYDA program was started by Rotary in Sydney and the program provider is Road Safety Education Limited.   RYDA is a one day, six session road safety education program conducted at an out-of-school venue for senior secondary school students across Australia and New Zealand.  Students are encouraged to take greater responsibility for themselves and their friends before they face the challenge of driving solo or as a passenger of a new driver.  The program does not involve any practical driving instruction.  RYDA targets dangerous risk-taking behaviour and focuses on cognitive and perceptual skill development including hazard perception, attention control and the impact of over-confidence.  Rotary clubs in Rotary District 9600 coordinate, obtain funding and deliver the program at eight venues across the district.  The RYDA Caloundra venue is celebrating ten years of delivering the RYDA program in 2018.