Giving back to the community//

It is not every day we get a celebrity in our midst in the Conference business. There was a lot of buzz when Mike Whitney walked through our front glass doors last week.

Famed for his cricket career where in 1987, batting at number 11, he survived 18 deliveries and held off Richard Hadlee to help secure a draw for Australia against New Zealand. He is now better known as the host for Sydney’s Weekender, a show he has hosted for over 20 years. He is still very involved with his local cricket club which he played in when he was at school, a Life Member at the Sydney Rabbitohs, a director of a computer graphics company and spokesperson for the Road Transport Forum’s “Today’s Truckies Giving 100%” campaign. He has also been touring with his cover group, The Mike Whitney Band, which mainly does gigs around Sydney and does charity work by playing music to raise money for the people of Australia who are in need.

In his speech, Mike Whitney drew analogies for the enduring values that he believes bring longevity and success. He cited hard work, loyalty and most of all the ability to stay consistent in what you do. I think we can relate to those qualities in our respective workplaces and ensure that our hard work and loyalty to those who work with us help in turn contribute to our success.

As he left the conference, Mike Whitney made sure he came to the back office to say ‘thank you’ to our staff for our excellent service and said, ‘I didn’t know you had such a wonderful venue – I will be referring you for sure!’ What a wonderful heart for community!surpasses all knowledge.Can you imagine the richness life would adopt if we but paused long enough to  truly drink form the well of the Word?