'Glennys' wide experience in, and knowledge of, her topic made it a very interesting talk. One measure of how well a speaker's topic is received is by the number of questions it invokes, and by that measure Glennys' talk was indeed very well received by the members'. Mundaring Rotary
Winner of 'People's Choice Award' for a Me Time paper presented at the Australian Market and Social Research Society (WA) State Conference 2013.
In the 1980’s, fresh from University Glennys was challenged to travel throughout Western Australia, talking about the Australian Red Cross Society's activities. Innately shy she thought she’d make it through one week if she was lucky.
However learning more about the work of Red Cross compelled her to get over her nerves and educate the public about the amazing work being done by the thousands of unsung heroes in the local community and overseas.
Some of the stories of inspiration included:
* Red Cross involvement in reuniting families displaced during war or natural disasters;
* Red Cross involvement when first on the scene of a disaster e.g. Cyclone Tracey;
* Lives saved through blood transfusions;
* The amazing fundraising efforts of Western Australian communities.
This experience stood her in good stead for later life when she would be called on to deliver presentations at Board level, to State Conferences, radio talkback interviews and hardest of all… tutoring third year advertising and drama students.