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The Cooma University of the Third Age held an open day last Saturday,
promoting a wide range of courses available for study.
Pictured at top, Rod Bevan and Gilbert Wallace discuss courses.
Below, President Max Perry and Hillary Smith.
UA3 holds open day
RYLA recipients address Rotary
Pictured, RYLA recipients Kelsie Schubert and Daud Mohamed with Rotarian Katrin Hackney.
The recipients of the Rotary Youth
Leadership Award Kelsei Schubert
and Daud Mohamed gave a
presentation to the Cooma Rotary
Club at last week’s meeting.
The award was open to
people aged between 18 and 25
who were interested in building
leadership skills and potential.
36 participants from as far
away as Victoria and Queensland
attended six day program which
was held in Canberra.
Participants received mentoring
from leaders in public sectors,
NGOs and sport and took part
in a range of team building and
confidence building exercises.
Both Kelsei and Daud say
they made a lot of friends and
benefitted significantly from the
The first day involved ice
breaker exercises where group
members got to know each other
before working on interview and
communication skills, leadership
theory and fundamentals and
concepts of leadership.
Day two begun with outdoor
exercise then focused on mental
health, values and ethics, goal
setting and brain development.
The day concluded with the
$500 exercise where groups
were asked how they would most
effectively use $500 to provide
Daud’s group won with their
idea to provide a sewing machine
for a woman in Africa and allow
her to start creating income.
Day three saw groups mentored
on political leadership, community
sector leadership, women in
leadership and ethical leadership
Commander Rod Smith.
Day four saw the groups take
part in the shelter box challenge
where everyone had a go at
setting up a tent, before focusing
on leadership in sport, youth
leadership, and the ‘feel the fear
but do it anyway’ crate challenge.
On day five the groups learnt
about communication, wrote a
letter to themselves themed ‘you
in 12 months’ time’ then took
part in a candle ceremony before
preparing for the final party.
Daud and Kelsei both agreed
that the program was the best
thing they have ever done and
said they gained a significant
amount of personal development
They are both still in contact
with their respective groups and
plan to keep the friendships that
After the presentation Daud and
Kelsei answered some questions
from the Rotarians and it was
mentioned by a member of the
group that it was evident how
beneficial the program had been
for the pair.
Managing pest animals at a local level
If you’re a landholder who is having trouble with pest
animals on your property, Local Land Services wants
to hear from you.
Local Land Services is conducting a survey
(http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au) to understand the needs
of landholders, their access to services and any
barriers they face.
The survey is part of a statewide program to
increase the capacity of landholders to manage pest
Project leader, Central West Local Land Services
Acting General Manager, Andrew Mulligan said
the Australian Government funded program would
result in a more informed and better prepared
land manager in dealing with pest species on their
“The aim of the pest review project is to increase
landholder participation to manage pests through
enhanced training and access to resources,” he
The survey will gauge landholder opinion on:
the current level of understanding of pest
management for landholders
ease of access to services
the ability to obtain training courses
availability of up to date resources
any barriers currently faced regarding pest
Mr Mulligan said many land managers were
unsure of what was a declared pest, what
responsibility they had and what resources were
available to them.
“The survey will allow Local Land Services to
determine what is important to land managers and
how we can best meet their needs in achieving our
shared goal of reducing pest species and improving
the landscape,” he said.
“A better-informed landholder, who is taking an
active role in controlling pests on their property is
something we all strive for.”
The survey is currently available to complete online
at open.lls.nsw.gov.au until Friday 17 February 2017.
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