The Yarkers & The Carlottos - Tag Along Tour to The Cape
This is the invite and if you didn't go, maybe you should come along and hear how it went and maybe get on board for the next one.
"We offer you an opportunity to be part of a wonderful, value packed, special insights meaningful experience quietly travelling with new Rotarian friends and Friends of Rotarians to the Cape, Thursday Island, Weipa and back.
The tour for no more than 40 people is now well booked but there are some vacancies so we offer this opportunity.
We have devised two parts to this Cape Tag Along Tour to keep everyone together and safe within their comfort zone.
Some participants wish to take their rig all the way and we have park bookings. Others wish to keep the van on bitumen so we have booked van storage near the end of the bitumen road near Laura. For these tour members we have booked units each night up and back and into Weipa so you can travel with those taking their van. This keeps us all together each day and allows more group visits and special presentations which have been arranged along the way".
Xanthi Kouvatas - KIVA - Field Experiences and the Kiva Fellows Program
Kristy Seymour - Circus Stars Founder/Head Trainer
Xanthi has 20+ years’ experience
strategically challenging, nurturing and growing some of the world’s
biggest brands. Her career spans marketing and business leadership roles
at Microsoft, Lion Nathan, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever and Roses Only
Group. She has a Bachelor of Commerce ( Finance and Marketing ) from
the University of NSW.
Xanthi’s success has been built upon being obsessed with
understanding her brands and their interactions and relationships with
their respective constituents. She is fervently focussed on improving
value and relevance to both customers and shareholders. She has led
countless, multi-channel campaigns – both big budget and value focussed –
utilising all elements of the marketing discipline. There are many
elements of her career to date of which Xanthi is proud, but a
particular highlight is being flown to the United States to have dinner
with Bill Gates in recognition of her work on the Microsoft Windows
Vista and Office 2007 launches.
Xanthi is fervently motivated to empower individuals for success and
has a particular passion for microfinance, which led to her in 2008
spending a year in Vietnam working in the field of microfinance with
Kiva, the world’s largest online microfinance organisation.
In early 2013 Xanthi was chosen to be part of the The Hunger Project
and Business Chicks Leadership Immersion Programme. This entailed her
travelling to Uganda to see firsthand the work of The Hunger Project.
She joined The Hunger Project NSW Development Board in February 2014.
Xanthi is also an active committee member and volunteer for Dress For
Success, an organisation dedicated to improving the employability of
women by increasing confidence and restoring dignity.
Tuesday 4 August 2015 - Melanie Hayes RC of City Central Hobart/Ian & Heather Yarker - Answering Your Questions
Melanie Hayes - Melanie is the President of the Rotary Club of City Central Hobart the youngest Club in Tasmania.
Ian & Heather Yarker - If you have any questions for Ian or Heather you would like answered at the Forum please submit them to Ian and Heather at: email@example.com It could be about the Tag Along Tour; the Royal Flying Doctor Service Projects; how do they find the energy to do everything they do, please ask away. :)
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.
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.