I’d Be Honoured

Tweet As I near the end of my undergraduate degree, I have started to consider whether to add honours to my qualification. I have been encouraged by a number of my lecturers to consider honours. I have good marks and I’m interested in further, research-based qualifications in the future. Nonetheless, at the moment, I wonder whether ...

Take Me to the Fifties 2

Take Me to the Fifties
Tweet I’ve just spent the last few months helping to put the final touches on massive project for the Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council (SHYAC). Grease took between 15 and 35 hours each week since early September, and a large amount of time before that. I think I’ve been working on the project since about September ...

It’s Almost Here

It's Almost Here
Tweet For the production team, and SHYAC, Grease has been about twelve months worth of work. But, it is nearly here. The show itself looks brilliant, and our advertising blitz kicks in this week. The campaign includes the following radio ad, courtesy of local station 2ST. Check it out: SHYAC Grease Ad         ...

A Busy Rotaract Week

Tweet On the way home from the 2011 Australian Rotaract Conference, I got thinking about the week ahead. I hadn’t quite realised just how busy it was shaping up to be. Amongst rehearsals for Grease, work and uni work, I have a lot of stuff to do for Rotaract: Tonight (Monday), our club is hosting ...

Kind Words

Tweet I recently asked a Rotarian friend for a written reference, and was pleasantly surprised with some of his comments. It also encouraged me to have a rethink of how I perceive myself. He wrote: I would describe Travis as a community builder. As a leader he clearly demonstrates a capacity for consensus building and ...

Coal Seam Gas – Storify

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Coal Seam Gas Concerns

Tweet This was written for a journalism assignment: DRAMATIC footage of a foamy discharge from a coal seam gas well in south western Sydney has added to concerns around the controversial industry. The video, filmed by a Greens member of the New South Wales parliament, appears to show an unidentified foamy chemical mix being forcefully ...

Southern Highlands Foundation

Tweet The Southern Highlands Foundation* is the local community foundation established by and for the people of the Wingecarribee Shire in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. I first joined the Southern Highlands Foundation as a member of the Making a Difference (MAD) Youth Committee in 2003. MAD Youth was active in encouraging philanthropy ...

ARL vs NRL

Tweet I just received this email from someone who often sends me these kinds of emails. Many of them are funny. They brighten your day up. But, then, many are just like this one. Have a read of it and see my comments at the bottom. 36 have been accused of spouse abuse  7 have been arrested ...

Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council

Tweet Having worked and been educated in and around the Southern Highlands, I have known about SHYAC for a long time, but I have never had any involvement with the organisation until I was asked to become a staff member in 2010. I was one of two staff at SHYAC when I joined the organisation, ...