YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Lowana brings together women from a variety of industries and ages for mutual support, insightful guidance, and lifelong learning. It aims to enrich women professionally and culturally through talks, workshops and activities that enabe them to positively contribute to their social environment.

Through sharing of inspirational journeys, authentic friendships and a spirit of collaboration, a new generation of young professional women are being empowered to participate in positions of leadership and positive influence across all sectors.

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Upcoming Events, Weekly Activities, Community Service, Contact

WEEKLY & MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

IMPACT - PUB Sessions
Beyond Survival - Networking

Theme: Confidence in the Workplace
When: Saturday 28 April 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Royal Cricketers Arms, 385 Reservoir Road, Prospect NSW 2148
Cost: FREE (Buy your own drinks / food at the Pub)

Contact
Bernadette - 0420 552 588
Registration is required to attend this event

 

What is IMPACT?

IMPACT has come about as a response to the growing demands that young professional women face in the workplace. The conference aims to address the question of how to meet and increasing workload and heightened expectations, while also making a lasting impact.

Through the advice of leading professionals in their fields, we tackle the questions:

  • How can I build confidence in my work when I am still learning?
  • Is it possible to be a great professional and maintain a steady work life balance?
  • What mentoring opportunities are available to me?

The conference is a space where young people from a variety of professional environments can hear questions and difficulties they face. It’s an opportunity to make new connections, and to challenge each other to be even better professionals.

Teach Meet
Motivating teachers towards an education revolution

Venue: Various locations in Western Sydney
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Dates:

  • May 11th 
  • August 3rd 
  • Nov 2nd

Contact
Caresse - 0410 458 876 | meetteach1@gmail.com

What is Teach Meet?

  • Becoming a better professional – developing better strategies, getting different perspectives and improving professional ethics
  • Harnessing the potential in your students – strengthening positive personality traits of each learner
  • Networking with other teachers – supporting each other in the field of the 21st century learning
  • Sharing resources

We're always looking for Speakers!

Inspired to share your gifts and talents with young professional women? Lowana is always interested in your help as a one-time speaker.

Let us know how you might be able to help.

Contact
Anna - 0404 114 110

 


Personal Project
Family Education Australia (FEA)

For young people facing their future - big decisions, that will affect the rest of their lives, are taken at this moment. Some topics and questions arise about professions, dating, marriage and the meaning of life. Throughout about six meetings these young professionals will discuss important issues that will help them make sound decisions in this important moment for their personal and professional future. Each course will have a schedule once a sufficient amount of people have registered their interest.

Commencing: 13 June 2018

Website: http://www.fea.org.au/family-education-course-dates.htm

Contact:
Kristina - 0410 362 346

In Conversations 

In Conversation 2018 session 1: “My Body, My Choice” 

When: Friday, May 25
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm. (7pm mass)
Where: Mary MacKillop Hall, St Aidan's Parish, Rooty Hill.

The slogan “My Body, My Choice” has been championed by feminists for years to justify abortion, contraception and sex work, but what does it mean?

We will discuss the underlying assumptions of self-determination, feminism and the separation of body and soul, and their implications for women and society at large.”

About the series
In Conversations is a series of events that aim to bring young, like-minded women together to talk about significant social issues and the ways in which we can better present and defend our views.

Contact
Macy - 0431 653 598

Apologetics Series with Dr Sam Day

When: Every 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 8.00pm

About Dr Sam Day
Dr Samantha Day MB.BS (Syd, Hon I), MPH, FRACP, FRCPA. Clinical and laboratory haematologist at Liverpool and Campbelltown Public Hospitals NSW. Lecturer for UWS Medical School.

Topics include:

  • Thomas Aquinas for modern thinkers
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • The mass and transubstantiation
  • Church authority (Bishops and Popes)
  • Church history
  • Marian doctrines

Schedule

1st Monday of the month - Catechism Class
2nd Monday of the month - Meditation & Guest speaker
3rd Monday of the month - Catechism Class
4th Monday of the monthRecollection and Talk

 

Meditations
Lowana’s chaplain gives a 30 minute talk on helping individuals reflect on the gospel and put their faith into practice.

When: Every 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7.00 - 7.30pm



Evenings of Recollections

When: Fourth Mondays,
Time: 6.45pm – 9.00pm at Lowana
The priest is available to hear confessions from 6 pm.

  • Monday 26 February
  • Monday 19 March
  • Monday 23 April
  • Monday 28 May
  • Monday 18 June
  • Monday 23 July
  • Monday 27 August
  • Monday 24 September
  • Monday 22 October
  • Monday 26 November
  • Monday 10 December

Sunday, March 25
Geocache & Picnic

  • 12-4pm
  • Nepean River
  • Snacks to share (can go to the shops and buy food beforehand)
  • Download free ‘Geocaching’ app Create a free account
    Charge phone Bring portable chargers

Saturday, May 26
Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at Penrose Park

 

  • 11am mass in Shrine Church (Month of Our Lady)
  • 2hr drive (no tolls)
  • Byo food/drinks for picnic

Saturday, August 25
Minnamurra Rainforest Walk

Saturday, November 24
Escape room in Macquarie Park

 

Invite your family and friends!

COMMUNITY SERVICE & FUNDRAISING

Mama Lana’s Community Foundation

Mama Lana's is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping homeless and underprivileged community in the greater Penrith region.
Visit: mamalanas.org.au
When: Every month, one Saturday evening.
Dates

  • Feb 17
  • March 24
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 23
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

To Volunteer: Please request to join the Young Professionals Watsapp group to be notified of future Community Service events.

Contact
Teresa - 0413 694 724

 

 

Vinnies Van, St Vincent de Paul Society
(Mount Druitt and Parramatta)

Vinnies Van provides friendship, compassion and dignity to those experiencing homelessness and social isolation in the Mount Druitt and Parramatta areas. It also provides food and referral.
Visit: https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/Food/Penrith__Parramatta_Night_Patrol/

Dates: To be confirmed
To Volunteer: You must attend Vinnies Van Training. Please contact Teresa if you would like to sign up. Volunteers who can drive a van are valuable to the Night Patrol team but not a requirement.

Contact
Teresa - 0413 694 724



The D.R.E.A.M Project

Founded in 2015, The DREAM Project provides a source of inspiration and motivation for high school students with refugee background to integrate with the Australian community. We do this by helping them with their studies, preparing them for work and just being their friend.

Be a D.R.E.A.M Volunteer:
dreamprojectaustralia.org

Busy Bees

When: Saturday March 17, Saturday September 15
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $50 for 2 hours

Lowana Busy Bees is a volunteer program which is also a fundraising initiative. All proceeds go to supporting Lowana and all her many educational activities. This fundraising initiate is a joint effort across all of Lowana's clubs: High School, University Students, Young Professionals and Women's groups.

All Lowana Busy Bees are professionally trained to deliver quality housekeeping services including: bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, ironing, windows and extras e.g. blinds

To Volunteer

Young Professional women volunteers who can drive and/or own a vehicle are encouraged to volunteer driving younger volunteers (in highschool and university groups) to the venues booked for services. 

You may also request training if you would like to help with house keeping services. Training can be arranged in groups based on demand and availability.

Contact 
Kristina 0452 426 142

To Book Services

Young Professional women may also book services for their own homes. All proceeds will go to supporting Lowana activites. 

Contact
Ciantal 0433 671 344

Young Professionals Service Project

Dates: 29 September 2018 – 6 October 2018

Details to be confirmed

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS RETREAT

April 27-29 (Fri-Sun), 2018

Where: Kenthurst Studey Centre,
231 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst NSW 2156

Cost: $350.00

Activity Times
Start: 8:00pm on the first day |  Finish: 4:00pm on the last day

Make a Booking
To book a retreat you must be a registered user.
Please go to: www.womensactivities.org

For more information
Please contact Shane Carter
m 0401 513 528 | e womensactivities.org@gmail.com

Join the Young Professionals group chat on Whatsapp

to stay up to date throughout the year!

For more information please contact:
Macy
0431 653 598 or Anna 0404 114 110