Rotary eClub of Brindabella
Opportunity Knocks

February 2024 | Issue 1

Welcome to Opportunity Knocks - the bulletin of the Rotary E-Club of Brindabella.
Welcome Back after the Christmas New Year break. I wish you  and your families all the best for New Year 2024.
Quote- "Focus on the step in front of you Not the whole staircase"
Jenny Lovekin President 
Rotary Youth Leadership Dinner January 24
President Jenny Lovekin had the pleasure of attending the dinner with our RYLA recipents Jack McCartan and Shauna Lamotte. 
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an intensive leadership experience organised by the District where people aged 18-28 develop skills as leaders while having fun and making connections.
The 2024 RYLA was held January 6-12 in Murrumbateman.
With presentations, workshops and exercises, attendees were introduced to concepts of effective leadership including: 
  • Leadership Theory,
  • Communication,
  • Resilience,
  • Mental Health,
  • Values & Ethics,
  • Leadership in Service & Community,
  • Youth Leadership,
  • Goal Setting/Visioning,
  • Conflict Resolution & Mindfulness

Learning and Development Seminars - Mark Your Calendar

District 9705 is holding combined Presidents-Elect Training Seminars (PETS) and club Learning and Development sessions in Batemans Bay on March 8-10 and in Cootamundra on March 22-24. All club members, and especially board members, are encouraged to attend. 
Our Next Meeting
Our next club meeting is Thursday February 8th 2024 at 8pm via Zoom. 
To access the meeting, simply click the following link. 

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Meeting ID: 919 9792 8247
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Additionally, click this link to download a file and save all scheduled meetings for the year to your calendar! 


Meeting to commence at 8 pm, close at 9pm – meetings will be videoed
All members are invited to attend.
1. Apologies: Ros Robinson, Travis Holland
2. Jenny to Welcome everyone.- 
3. Reports from any Directors:  
  • Youth - Hayley to advised details of RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment)
4. Guest speaker Shauna Lamotte RYLA recipient to share with us her week at the RYLA camp held at Warrambui Retreat Murrumbateman NSW. Introduction by Haley Gollasch (Youth Director)
5. Foundation director Ross Ellis with Power point presentation on Youth Protection. 
6. Sally Lean to share something close to her heart Chinese New Year being the 10 February 2024.
7. Close of Meeting 9pm 
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