Carrying on with our recap of 2022 so far – and we come to June, when our guest speaker for our club meeting was the absolutely wonderful Kirsten Banks. Kirsten is such an engaging speaker and we enjoyed hearing about her passion for science and especially for astronomy – as well as being a role model for Indigenous children and having a tunnel boring machine on the Snowy Hydro project named after her! The evening was so interesting that we seem to lack photographs – surely a sign of an enthralled audience.
In July our speaker was Sandy Killick from Democracy Matters, and heard insights into all aspects of Democracy – and how voters can make their vote count. And in August we were joined by David Hetherington from the Public Education Foundation, and learnt how we can support students across Australia to access education. Also at our August meeting we heard from our UTS MBA prize awardee for 2022, Daria Rybalka who talked about the value of education, how she has now moved twice to different continents and countries and had great success in male dominated work industries despite the many challenges, and now wants to give back to empower women and girls across the world.
Apart from our club meetings, July also brought our Jazz in the Crypt event, for the first time since 2019. Still somewhat hampered by Covid -19 concerns, it was an excellent evening, with guests mentioning how much they enjoyed the music, the food and the venue, and was a successful event to raise funds to go towards our awards programs, as well as to Zonta International projects.