Start the Speculation

Tweet With just over a year until Local Government elections in NSW, candidates have already begun to emerge. There are three Councils I’m usually interested in: Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; and Wollongong. Of those three, Wollongong has recently had elections after several years without an elected Council and the new Councillors will serve five years rather than ...

Yakkity-YAC

Tweet I was recently asked to give a short speech to a regional gathering of youth advisory council members. The young people had come from NGOs and Councils across the Southern Highlands, Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown areas. Given my experience in YACs at all levels, I felt I had something important to offer the attendees. ...

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 CouncilĀ (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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

I Am Rotaract

I Am Rotaract
Tweet Rotaract is a world-wide service organisation sponsored by Rotary. Rotaract Club are effectively Rotary clubs for people aged 18-30. I first became aware of Rotaract when I attended a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in 2005. At that camp, I made many friends and lifelong contacts. I even scored my first post-school job ...