SINE 2011 (Seminar Inducting New Exectives)

What a weekend!

From Friday 23rd until Tuesday 27th of September, 38 female and 6 male students gathered at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, for the annual Robogals AU/NZ SINE conference. It's a big weekend where all the chapters within Australia and New Zealand come together to share and discuss all things Robogals, and more importantly, new executive committee members are brought up to speed with how Robogals works.

Perth Robogals plus Some from Melbourne and Wellington, NZ.

It was such a fantastic experience to be able to meet everybody from various chapters around the region. There is a big online network of Robogals, but most of us hadn't gotten the chance to meet face to face. There was so much to do in that weekend though! We all presented the year that had been for our chapter, so everyone could see what the other Robogals had been up to. Then there were team building exercises and representatives from GE teaching us how to be an effective team. Teach Australia taught us the different learning methods, and then we all individually worked on how we can be the best at our particular role.

Learning teamwork skills

But it most definitely was not all work! Amongst all this learning and team building, we still had to explore Adelaide :) Sunset boat cruises, karaoke, chinese banquets, Adelaide nightlife, 24hr pancake shops, movies, shopping, weekend markets, and many other things helped us to have the most jam-packed and fun weekend, and made us realise how much fun being on Robogals was!

Enjoying Adelaide

As the conference was coming to an end, they presented various awards for the regional chapters. All of our team must feel very proud of themselves, because Robogals WA (thats us!) won THREE awards at the chapter presentations: Best Marketing, Besst Communication, and Honorable mention for Biggest Impact award for '10/'11. And not to brag but we won the most awards out of all the chapters as well :D

Our three awards that we won!

So after lots of learning, laughing, and losing sleep, we all came back to Perth with very fond views of Adelaide. A big big thank you to the Robogals Adelaide chapter for having us at their beautiful university, and for working so hard to make this SINE so amazing. Robogals WA has obviously had a great last year, and this year is only going to get better! So now is the best time to GET INVOLVED!

All the SINE attendees.

 

Posted by Catherine on 01/10/11

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