Hi <<First Name>>,
Welcome to another edition of My Watchmates, wherever you are across the country and around the world. 

As the days continue to get longer in NZ, it makes it even easier to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Before you take off, make sure you check out this month's stories.

These include catching up with Devon Kilkelly, who attended OB on a Sir Roy McKenzie scholarship, and Graeme Mead's musings from 192 hours in Anakiwa. We also bring you recent research from the Skills Organisation and update you on our partnership with the Department of Conservation.

2014 Annual Report 

We started September by celebrating our 52nd birthday and concluded with our AGM - held at Anakiwa.

The AGM was a chance to bring together some key people from the OB community and set in place the direction and objectives for the upcoming year.

During the AGM, Andrew Smith was elected as the Chair of our Board and Glenys Coughlan was elected as the Board’s Deputy Chair.

Ginny Semmens has taken on the role of Chair of our Members Board and Claire Anderson is now Deputy Chair.

Graeme Mead - 192 Hours In Anakiwa

In today’s society it’s not only difficult to find the time, but also the environment to reflect on life and discover your true identity.

That’s why, when the opportunity arose for Graeme Mead to attend the Discovery Masters course in August, he grabbed it with both hands.

During his 192 hours in Anakiwa, Graeme captured over 30 pages of notes in his journal. He has kindly agreed to share a select portion of his musings with us in this month's newsletter.


Outward Bound Boosts Productivity and Leadership

Did you know, by attending Outward Bound you not only leave with new friends, you also increase your chances of succeeding in your job, business and studies?

Give someone the gift of a new future!

Did OB change your life? Help you find a new direction or unlock your potential? Thinking about passing on the baton to give someone else the chance to change their life? 

We know that many people find it hard to come up with the funds to pay for an OB course. To help overcome this, we’ve developed a simple three step fundraising guide. It includes heaps of easy things you can do to raise money for your course.

So when you pass the baton, you might also like to pass on the link below.  Everyone who makes a genuine effort to fund raise gets to OB - we make sure of it!
Read more about our fundraising guide.

Devon Kilkelly - Sir Roy McKenzie Scholarship

Since opening our doors 52 years ago, we have helped over 55,000 Kiwis unlock their potential and discover there is much more in them. This wouldn't be possible without the on-going support we receive from our community partners, organisations and private donors such as Sir Woolf, Lady Joyce Fisher and Sir Roy McKenzie.

This month we catch up with Devon Kilkelly, who was lucky enough to attended OB on a Sir Roy McKenzie scholarship.

DOC Partnership Update 

At OB we're lucky to have a close relationship with the Department of Conservation (DOC). Outward Bound has long assisted the Department of Conservation with a range of projects around the Sounds and Wairau Valley. This partnership has recently taken another step forward. 
Check out this month's hot clothing at the OB Shop ! Great for gifting to the young ones or as a way to keep cool this Summer.

Kid's Tee

NZ $20 (25% discount)

The kid’s tee features a cute kiwiana design. A great souvenir until they’re old enough to come on a course! 

Available in a number of colours and sizes.

Quick Dry Singlet

NZ $35

Keep cool this summer with brand new female quick-dry singlet. Great for exercising or mucking about during the Summer.

Available in different colours and sizes.
Copyright © 2014 Outward Bound Trust NZ, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences