Social event and annual general meeting
Janet Leitch, OAM
AGS members and their partners are cordially invited to our annual social event and 2018 Annual General Meeting to be held at the Singh Thai Restaurant, 33 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, on Monday 19th November 2018. The social event starts at 6:30pm and the AGM at 7:30 pm.
This year’s event is to be held at the Singh Thai restaurant, 33 Hindmarsh Square (NW corner), and will feature a three course Thai banquet (cost approx. $40 per head, exc. drinks), a short AGM, and an illuminated presentation by Janet Leitch OAM about her experiences walking the pilgrim trails of Europe.
At the AGM a vote will be taken to determine the membership of the 2019 committee. All members of the AGS are invited to attend and nominate for committee membership. Office bearers will be elected from amongst the committee members at a meeting early in 2019. After the AGM Janet Leitch OAM will give an illuminated talk about her experiences walking Europe’s pilgrim trails (see accompanying flier)
The work of the committee typically includes organising technical meetings, training courses, seminars and field trips. Membership of the committee is a great way of getting leadership skills, enhancing your reputation in the profession and meeting other geotechnical engineers, including some of the world’s best.
About the speaker
Janet has many interests and has been an active volunteer in the community throughout her life. She has pursued her love of music as a pianist, music teacher, choir trainer and continues using her musical skills, playing in her local church and in the wider community. She is a retired volunteer with the scout movement, having worked among other things as a scout leader and a leader trainer. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and founding Chairman of the Australian Friends of the Camino, the Camino being a pilgrimage through Europe ending in Northwest Spain. In 2014/15 she spent 12 months walking in excess of 5.500 kms around Europe, both on the Camino and on other paths. Since her first Camino in 2005 she has walked on 23 different pilgrimage paths in Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the UK to name a few. In 2018 she spent four months walking the Via Romea Germanica from Stade (near Hamburg) to Rome.
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