Emma Boyle April 30, 2015 No Comments

Did You Know…

Dear Families and Friends,

We are happy to announce that we are going to run the new “Did you know…” section in the Compass newsletter, as well as the Compass website and     Facebook pages.

This will help to inform people of other things of interest outside the Compass Centres.

We would appreciate if you could submit any information about an outside achievements, points of interests and other interesting stories, ideally with the photo of the person the story is about. If you have anything to share please email to Yulia at: yulia@compassinc.org.au

Hope to hear from you soon,

Compass Team

Emma Boyle April 29, 2015 No Comments

Harvest Kitchen receives generous donation

The Harvest Kitchen would like to thank Compass parent Sue Ruming for playing her part in the hopeful expansion of the kitchen’s social enterprise.
Sue generously donated a large, double door Skope fridge to the Compass Farm kitchen which empowers the trainees to learn and exercise their culinary skills.

With the new fridge comes along the Harvest Kitchen’s ability to produce more food, allowing the social enterprise to look into expanding its class numbers. Run by Compass trainer Carla, the kitchen teaches trainees how to whip up chutneys, jams, baked goods, and a range of other delicious fodder.
Products are available for purchase from the Wabi Sabi store located at 3/2 Main Street, Palmwoods.

Thank you again, Sue, for helping the Harvest Kitchen contribute not only to the trainees’ learning and culinary successes, but also for helping the Sunshine Coast community have a greater access to more trainee-produced goods!

Emma Boyle April 27, 2015 No Comments

Glen in today’s Sunshine Coast Daily 27/4/15

Glen appeared in today’s Sunshine Coast Daily 27/4/15 for the Wabi Sabi Online Shop he built check it out today atwww.wabisabionline.com.au

Emma Boyle April 13, 2015 No Comments

Vanuatu Society for Disabled People Fundraiser

Have a great night out this Saturday and help raise funds for people with a disability who were devastated recently by Cyclone Pam.

Compass will be putting a table together so please call us directly on 5457 37165 to book your seat!

Emma Boyle April 8, 2015 No Comments

Entries Close Soon – Elders Charity Golf Day!

Dust off your clubs for Charity…!

Thanks to Mike Burns and the team from Elders Palmwoods and Woombye, the Compass Institute is having its first hit of golf for the year.

This could be your last chance to play at the iconic Horton Park Golf Club.

Shotgun start, sausage sizzle, prizes and a day packed with golf. $50 per person on 17 April.

No set teams as they will be posted at registrations. Call 07 5457 3716 or email info@compassinc.org.au now to enter by Friday 10 April 2015.

Part 2 – David’s Adventures in India & Malaysia

Part #2 – Bangalore, Goa, Batu Ferringhi

Thank you to Anant, Suresh, Pooja, Anshuman and the 27 participants in the Honeywell Corporate training day. It was my privilege and pleasure to present the Strategic Living workshop at the Bangalore headquarters over 6 hours today. I very much look forward to future opportunities to work together again with such a progressive company and such open minded people. Thank you.


Ok… So it wasn’t ALL work today

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The sun goes down in the west and the moon rises in the east. The magic of the west coast of India…


Just another boring night out with the TATA Advanced Systems team


Oh no… Not another sunset over the Arabian Sea. But I guess someone has to watch it…


I got a little bored so decided to open my own Airway / Travel company while in Goa..

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It’s been my absolute privilege to spend the past three days with this great team. A huge thank you to Masood and all the members of the TATA Advanced Systems team for their generosity and open mindedness. I believe this is the beginning of what will prove to be a lasting & extremely beneficial partnership… And many strong friendships. Thank you all!


My great thanks to Sumeet, Kalyan and Shobitha for all their loving care and kindness during my travels in India. I can’t thank you enough but look forward to the opportunity to reciprocate in the future. See you all again soon!


One more paratha for the road… On the way to Kuala Lumpur from Bangalore.


It’s a bit of a dump I know… But I’ll just have to grin and bear it…. Welcome to Batu Ferringhi!


Emma Boyle April 8, 2015 No Comments

Did You Know…

In June of 2014 I decided to put my name down for the ballot to attend the 100 year centenary of Gallipoli, at Anzac Cove in Turkey. I thought the odds were stacked against me as numbers were limited for those attending. The official Gallipoli website kept updating me with news and released a list of all those who had not been successful, so you could see where you were on the list. I was so far down that I couldn’t even locate my number. However they kept rolling out offers and eventually on the 16th November I got the email I never expected to receive, I was being offered an opportunity to attend the dawn service. I was beside myself with excitement to say the least.

Then the reality set in, I had two weeks to fulfill all the criteria to confirm my place.

At this late stage I was completely unprepared, I had to organise a tour into Gallipoli, as you are not allowed entry as an independent, and wouldn’t you know it, all the tours were already fully booked.

Eventually, I secured the last two places with a group called Intrepid, to travel to the dawn service. My trip starts off in Istanbul. I depart 22nd April for the trip of a lifetime.

I have two Uncles who passed away in the war; both awarded British military medals, a Grandfather, who also never returned. And in a version of Dads army, my Father signed up in our local area in New  Zealand to defend the beach in case of invasion. On numerous occasions he told me it was exactly like Dads army, with lack of organisation, and funny stories of the exercises they under took, sneaking around in the sand dunes at night.