Tuesday 22 March 2011
8:00pm - 9:15pm
Location: Inverloch Community Hub | Category: Other
My name is Anne Joyce and I am a committee member of Friends of the Inverloch Library (FOIL). I am a mother of two sons, 18 and 19 years of age, a primary school teacher and I appreciate what country living offers to our youth in terms of environment. I am also aware of the difficulties our youth face in making the move to the city for work and study opportunities.
FOIL has successfully applied for grants from Bass Coast Shire Council and Bass Coast Community Foundation to run a Come and Meet event with Tim Cope, whose recent three and a half year journey from Mongolia to Hungary on horseback through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth resulted in his being named a National Geographic Adventure Honoree (2007) and Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2006). Widely considered one of the world’s pre-eminent adventurers and explorers, he is also an author and filmmaker; his enormously popular six-part documentary The Trail of Genghis Khan screened on ABC last year and was awarded the Prize of the Jury at the prestigious Mountain Film Festival in Graz, Austria. Born and raised in Drouin, Gippsland, Tim has dedicated himself to sharing his personal discoveries with the wider community, and through Australia’s leading speakers’ bureau, Saxton Speakers, he has presented at over one hundred corporate, school and conference events ranging from audiences of 5000 to primary schools of just 30.
You can hear Tim speak at this event starting at 8pm sharp on Tuesday 22nd March at Inverloch Community Hub for our target audience of 16 to 26 year olds. Utilising film and images he tells an engaging story that brings to life his passion for adventure, people, and the road less travelled. He challenges the audience to reflect on powerful issues in life such as pursuing your dream, goal setting, resilience and determination, acting outside one’s comfort zone, developing a sense of integrity, and looking outwards. These issues are relevant to us all but are particularly useful to our youth at this stage in their lives. We are aware that it is a difficult group to reach and we are hoping that through contacting as many community groups as possible we may be able to fill the 280 seats. We are seeking a commitment from your group to guarantee ‘bottoms on seats on the night’. We are not asking for money as we are hoping our sponsorship and grant money will cover the costs. Interested people who are not of this age group will be asked to pay at the door. Commitment is a bigger ask than money in many ways. We ask you to consider how many seats you could guarantee to fill on the evening and if you would be able to organise transport for your group. We then ask you if you could please put it on your group’s social calendar for March and sell it to them. Would you consider a team, group evening? Early training, change from training/ meeting night, a bonding night, it is powerful to all be in the same room hearing the same speaker. Perhaps it would provide the opportunity for a follow up discussion evening?
Café Tsunami (56742129) in Inverloch is offering special pizza and meal deals on the night to support this event. I’m sure other businesses if approached would do a similar thing for a group booking. You can find out more about Tim Cope online at www.timcopejourneys.com. Thank you for taking the time to consider this invitation. Please email me as soon as possible to register your interest. A contact person and details would help me to deliver further details closer to the event, though at this stage the main aim is to get an idea of how much interest there is in this event.
0438 567 110