Glenorchy Rotary sponsors young engineer

THE Rotary Club of Glenorchy has sponsored young engineer Adela Parnell to participate in this month’s Tasmanian Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).

An intensive and challenging training program for young people aged 18-30-years, RYLA aims to develop strong personal and leadership qualities in its participants.

Ms Parnell, a civil engineer with TasWater, is currently the assets champion for the Reservoir Upgrades/Renewals Program and has been investigating remedial works for a number of reservoirs.

She has also been chair of the Young Engineers of Australian Division and the Tasmanian representative on the Young Engineers Australian National Committee.

“As a young engineer, Ms Parnell has consistently demonstrated strong leadership in the engineering community by mentoring her peers and was named Young Tasmanian Engineer of the Year in 2013,” Glenorchy Rotary president Terry West said.

A University of Tasmania graduate, Ms Parnell said she was looking forward to the RYLA program being run in Ulverstone, as well as networking with other young professional leaders from across Tasmania.

Mr West said he encouraged other young leaders in the community to apply for the Glenorchy Rotary sponsorship in the future.

“One of our club’s roles is to support the development of young leaders and connect them with other like-minded people,” he said.

This year’s RYLA program will cover self-esteem development, personal development, stress and self-management, goal setting, personal motivation, communication, time management and leadership skills.

Caption: From left, sponsorship recipient Adela Parnell, Glenorchy Rotary president Terry West and Rotary assistant district governor Lorraine Dyson.

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