Happy New Year & Welcome Back from the YPP Committee!
We hope you all got some much needed R&R over the Christmas period and have settled in to the New Year. We thank all of our outgoing Committee Members, with a special mention to our President Ric Maydom and Vice President Tim McBain, for another tremendous year which saw numerous sold out events and the establishment of our Facebook Page. With the appointment of Britt Mullins as President and Mel King as Vice President, we are set for another big year in 2014 with new committee members, new events (in addition to all of our annual favourites), and a new YPP website launching soon. Also keep your eyes peeled for photos of the 2013 YPP Annual Ball to be posted on our Facebook page in coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.
2013 YPP Careers Expo
The Victorian YPP Committee would like to thank all those that attended the YPP Careers Expo. The event was very well received, with in excess of 120 attendees and approximately 20 exhibitors. Guest speakers Danny Thomas (CBRE) and Peter Sagar (Azurium – Ferrier Hodgson) provided an insight into their experience within the property industry, while James Wager of Michael Page was able to provide students and graduates with an understanding of the current recruitment market, as well as employer’s current attitudes towards salaries and employment. The Victorian YPP Committee particularly wish to thank the Australian Property Institute for their ongoing support of the YPP, and we encourage all YPP Members to visit their website (www.api.org.au) and consider the benefits of API Student Membership. We also wish to acknowledge the strong support of Michael Page, as well as all of our Silver and Bronze sponsors.
2013 Mid Year Drinks
The YPP hosted Mid Year Drinks on Friday, 21st June at The Trust Bar in the CBD. We thank those who came along to the networking event and hope you all enjoyed the discounted drinks and free food supplied. We were very encouraged by the large turnout and look forward to seeing you all at one of our next events. Make sure you keep up-to-date via our website and our Facebook page. We invite all of you to post pictures and comments, and encourage your feedback on how we can improve our events.
New Gold Sponsor - Michael Page (Property & Construction)
The Victorian division of the YPP are pleased to announce Michael Page – Property & Construction as their new Gold Sponsor for the 2013/14 financial year. Michael Page is a leading professional recruitment consultancy specialising in the recruitment of property and construction professionals, among other major sectors, on behalf of the world’s top employers. For more information, please check their website - www.michaelpage.com.au. The VIC YPP look forward to working with Michael Page, and to continue to provide employment and related services to our members.
Facebook Page Launched
The Victorian division of the YPP have launched a Facebook page, providing our members with another means of keeping up to date with upcoming social and professional events. The YPP will continue to update content to keep our members informed. Find us at www.facebook.com/YPPVIC
YPP River Cruise Success
Another successful event held by the YPP in April, 2013 was the River Cruise afloat the vicious waters of the Yarra River. Whilst the weather was not in our favour, the night was one that was enjoyed by all. We had a good turn out with in excess of 80 individuals enjoying the complimentary drinks and music. It was a good warm up to welcome the colder months, with excitement now focused towards our Midyear Drinks, Careers Night and coveted Annual YPP Ball. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
PIF Charity Sailing Challenge Raffle
The YPP recently conducted a raffle giving entrants the chance to win 5 ‘Solo Sailor’ tickets in the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) Charity Sailing Challenge. A Solo Sailor ticket enables one to participate in a day of charity sailing on a sponsored yacht, with each ticket valued at $400. The event will be held on Friday, 22nd March at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with all money raised going to PIF to help homeless children and at risk youth. Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and made donations. We are pleased to announce Luana Kenny of M3 Property was the lucky winner of the raffle. Congratulations Luana.
2013 Welcome from the YPP
Towards the end of 2012 the YPP said farewell to a number of longstanding committee members who we thank for their devotion and hard work to bring Young Property Professionals the space to network over the past few years. In particular, we thank Ben Shortal for his efforts throughout his time as President. Consequently, this gave rise to the appointment of a new President, Ric Maydom, together with a new Vice President, Tim McBain. The YPP kicked off 2013 with their first event – Barefoot Bowling – at the Richmond Union Bowling Club. The night was attended by some 40 guests who were treated to balmy weather on the green with a few games of lawn bowls, a BBQ and bar tab. The night was well received by all attendees. The YPP will be hosting their annual River Cruise event in April. Keep an eye out on the website for further details.