Events Recap – Q2 2021

YTP Christmas Trivia 

After a long year, YTP celebrated the end of 2020 by hosting a virtual Christmas Trivia. The evening was a fun and eventful night filled with a variety of general knowledge and transport related questions. We also hosted breakout rooms to allow participants to meet new people and interact with others throughout the night. The event allowed us to see the competitiveness and imaginative drawings from our membersas well as the great banter between our hosts Anita and Edward. It was a great way to end a difficult year. 

Downer Webinar Series

Due to the uncertainty of restrictions, YTP decided to continue to host its next event online. We kicked off the New Year with another collaborative event, this time with Downer’s Rollingstock Services. The webinar series were run over two weeks covering the topics of Maintenance Best Practice on Optimisation and Automation. As the webinar was hosted during the day, it was a great opportunity for members to take a break during their work to see the steps Downer have taken to enhance their maintenance capability as well as their involvement with RMIT University. With the success of this event, we hope to be able to bring more collaborative series in the future.

YTP’s 7th Annual Barefoot Bowls

YTP’s first in person event was a success! It was great to once again see everyone in person for a great night of socialising and fun. At the time of organising this event, we were all a bit cautious in the case of an unexpected lockdown or possible reintroduction of restrictions. Thankfully the event was able to go ahead and it was enjoyed by many members. It was great to see both old members returning and new members attending their first event. We are hoping to put on more social events soon and ensure we can continue to put on more social events despite the uncertain circumstances.

This was also a different barefoot bowls compared to previous years as it was a self-funded event. Despite this, the event was successful and it was great to finally see everyone in person again after more than a year. A special thanks to Richmond Union Bowling Club for continuing to host us and allowing us to put on a great event.

Upcoming Events

The events team is currently in discussions with Siemens to host our quarterly forum. More details are to come soon. We are also hoping to facilitate some in person networking events in the CBD in the near future so make sure you follow us on social media and have signed up for emails to ensure you can get your hands on tickets as soon as they’re released! We looking forward to seeing many of you in-person and virtually again soon.