04-Mar-2009 | The first member function of 09 was shrouded in mystery. Guests were invited on a secret outing… ‘Your mission should you choose to accept it…’ Those who did accept the mission were not disappointed.
After meeting in the car park on Melville Street and finding ‘the man in the orange hat’, guests embarked on a short amazing race through the city to find themselves at a venue with a difference. There was food and wine like a normal networking function but for those that normally find themselves climbing the walls 30 minutes in to these type of do’s, this venue was custom made. The Climbing Edge in Bathurst Street is an indoor climbing gym with a mezzanine level ideal for socialising.
First guests were treated to a short insight into the talent of a local personality. Robyn Moore is an entertainer and motivational speaker. Robyn’s talent for voices combined with a personality brimming with positivity, empathy and a knack for story telling, has landed her the title of most booked female public speaker in Australia. Strangely, the one place Robyn rarely works is in Tasmania – that’s something the TCB team plan to change!
Then there was the man in the orange hat. Phil Harris from Aardvaak Adventures had more than a small hand to play in the evening’s excitement. Designer of the TCB amazing race and an ice braking activity that had all the guests tied up (at one point it seemed indefinitely), Phil brings more than a pinch of adventure to any function.
After the ice was broken, guests donned a harness and took to a rope of another kind. Taking to the walls of The Climbing Edge, TCB members went to new heights in what is sure to be a metaphor for the year ahead.
The next TCB functions will be held in Launceston on Tuesday March 10 and Hobart on Thursday March 12. For more information about attending or hosting a TCB member function, contact Claire Bennett via email or phone (03) 6224 6852.
Membership and Communications Manager