//AITC and Professional Development Breakfast – July 2019

AITC and Professional Development Breakfast – July 2019

July 19, 2019
room of people watching speaker

Our Apis team had a whale of a time at a recent breakfast, jointly hosted by our Apis In The Community and Professional Development Teams.

We enjoyed celebrating the EOFY, relaxing and connecting with each other at the excellent Barton premises (Australian Leadership Innovation Centre) of our valued partner organisation, Yellow Edge.

Managing Partner, Tim Ryan gave a wrap of achievements in the past year and provided a sneak peek into exciting plans on the radar for this FY – to be unpacked further at our annual conference in September.

Several staff received rewards in recognition of their exceptional work for clients aligned to the ethos, approach and values of our Apis modus operandi.

We also raised final funds for FY18/19 Charity Partner, Menslink via our very own Apis Bake Fest. 14 staff baked a wide range and volume of awesome culinary delights for sale and we also raised $ via a cool raffle – shout out especially to Altina Drinks (former staff member, Christina D) and Sweet Bakes by Anora (very talented wife of Apis team member, Mark H) for their amazing products which formed part of the prizes.

Lots of fun and laughs as 2 mixed teams (each sponsored by an Apis Partner) decked out in aprons put their teamwork and creativity to the test – they had 10 mins to plan, design, ice and decorate cupcakes and cookies to represent 3 key themes – Apis, Menslink and the Partner of the opposite team!  Teams then reported back to us with their hilarious and priceless explanations behind their inspiration – the banter is in full swing and continues as to which team actually “won”…

The BEST news is that we raised ~$1,300 (money still rolling in) and the Apis Partners have kindly agreed to match staff donations so we will be able to give our awesome friends at Menslink a helping hand with the wonderful work they do helping young men and their families in our local community.

Bring on our next team adventure!