Tuesday 1 September 2015 - Kristy Seymour - Circus Stars Founder/Head Trainer
Tuesday 8 September 2015 - Erika Avellaneda Celis & Nysha Munro - Sprout Tasmania - Fork to Fork Project
Tuesday 15 September 2015 - Naomi Edwards - Intrepid Landcare
Tuesday 29 September 2015 - James Anderson - Growth Mindset
Regional Member Dinners and Events
Every three months members throughout Australia and
the world will be asked to open their homes and invite family and
friends over for a meal and social evening. At the end of the dinner,
Members at the homes will ‘beam in’ to the Forum to listen to a Guest
Sunday 30 August to 6 September 2015 - Birdsville Races
Tuesday 8 December 2015 - DG Visit - Anne and Jeff Egan _ Christmas Function
Saturday 31 October 2015 - Pre-PETS (President Elect Training Seminar)
Saturday 5 March 2016 - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) - Coomera
Sunday 6 March 2016 - District Training Assembly - Coomera
Kristy Seymour - Circus Stars Founder/Head Trainer
Kristy Seymour has worked in the Australian Contemporary circus industry for over fifteen years. Kristy has performed her work around Australia and internationally. A well respected Circus trainer and choreographer, Kristy is known for her extensive work in the Youth Circus sector, leading a team of inspiring artists as the Head Trainer of Flipside Circus in Brisbane for several years. Working as a creative producer and choreographer during her time at Flipside, Kristy has collaborated with leading arts organizations, venues and festivals such as: Strut n Fret Production House, The Brisbane Powerhouse, Out of the Box Festival and the Brisbane Festival. She was appointed Artistic Director at Flipside Circus in late 2009 and has toured her work to Adelaide Fringe 2008, 2009, 2010, as well as the Woodford Folk Festival 2005-2010.
During her time at Flipside Circus, Kristy developed a keen interest in using circus to help children in need, at risk and who struggle to find their place in the world, particularly those diagnosed with autism.
This led to Kristy returning to university to take on her Masters degree. Kristy received First Class Honours for her thesis paper titled “How circus training can improve the well-being of autistic children and their families”. She now runs her own circus school “Circus Stars” which is dedicated to children on the Autism Spectrum. Kristy is currently undertaking her PhD at Griffith University Gold Coast, her area of research is Contemporary Circus in Australia: a conceptual and historical study.
Erika Avellaneda Celis & Nysha Munro - Sprout Tasmania - Fork to Fork Project
s background is agricultural science. She began her career working in a research institute in Germany focussed on sustainable agriculture and has since moved into the realm of Not For Profits. Her passion for food education is nourished by her work in the Mona 24 Carrot Program and through an organic demonstration farm she is helping to set up in Southern Tasmania. Nysha is interested in how technology, creativity and passionate people can combine to make great ideas reality.
Erika Avellaneda Celis
has been involved with Sprout since October of 2014 when Alice needed a volunteer to drive the technology aspect of the Fork to Fork project. Erika has a background in Zoology, and community organising, she taught herself to make websites years ago and cares about linking community with technology, she is a wizz with gadgets and cares most about environmental conservation.
Sprout Tasmania is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting local food producers who would like to get their ideas in the ground, growing and to market.
Sprout is run by a group of volunteers, both board members and friends, whose shared aim is to connect consumers to local, ethically produced, great tasting produce and to advocate for, and support, producers who produce and sell ethical, great tasting food.
We have three exciting project/events happening in 2015.
Fork to Fork: An innovative new way to buy/sell Tasmanian produce
Cross Pollinate 2015: Our annual conference bringing together restauranteurs, producers and foodies to talk about the future of food in Tasmania.
Sprout Producer Program: A year long mentorship project teaching small and start up producers who want to get their ideas in the ground, growing and to market.
Naomi Edwards - Intrepid Landcare
Intrepid Landcare is an initiative which aims to inspire young, awesome, enthusiastic people to take care of the Gold Coast's environment while exploring the outdoors, having fun and making friends! The presentation will provide a background to Intrepid Landcare and describe the journey behind its creation. In retracing the development of this organisation, Naomi will discuss how to be organised (her best tips and tricks!!) and share her biggest lessons learnt so far! She will also share templates created by the Intrepid Landcare team to help people focus their energy and structure an idea into tangible actions to ultimately complete a project.
Bio: Who is Naomi Edwards?
Naomi Edwards is an infectiously inspiring community mobiliser from the Gold Coast, QLD Australia. She has been a member of the Landcare movement since 2006, and similar to Megan was instrumental in establishing youth opportunities for her friends and fellow students to get involved in Landcare. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Communications (Hons), Masters of International and Community Development and is a leader for sustainability graduate from the United Nations University, and is the on the PhD journey to discover the happiness of beaches. Also a National Young Landcare Ambassador for Landcare Australia, she is passionate about inspiring change makers to be organised and embrace creativity in the way we engage the public in environmental initiatives.
If you can't keep up with her you can always catch her on the beach with her dog Elle... or in between meetings and events wearing her many hats - Responsible Runners Happy Beaches Tangaroa BlueSurfrider Foundation Gold Coast Catchment Association SEQ Catchments Australian Coastal Society etc etc...!
A fabulous opportunity for Fellowship and to put ideas to the other e-Club Members about future projects; ideas or just vague thoughts about helping in a particular sector. Brainstorm with amazing people in your own Club and try to fix the World's woes.