What Happens at Let’s Nut It Out?

We have designed a day to make your project, initiative or enterprise go to the next level!  On the day you will meet other like-minded people who make ideas happen. And you will be working with mentors who have skills and resources ready to share with you.

It’s happening on Thursday the 14th of July, from 9.30am until 4.30pm, at the Romsey Library. It’s free for residents in the Lancefield-Benloch-Romsey region (normally $125 per person), but places are limited and registration is essential. (Thanks to the amazing team at DELWP).

To make the most of Let’s Nut It Out, we would love you to reflect on an issue or challenge your project or initiative might be facing. What is the next step you need to take? Is it finding funds? Communicating an idea? Engaging new partners? Developing a business plan?

“We’ve been working in the Lancefield-Romsey region since February this year, and during that time we have met many people doing great things in their community,” says Karen Corr from Make a Change Australia. Read our other stories of locals and the projects they are working on—including a community gym, social hubs and engaging young people in history projects.

“We are surrounded by expertise and knowledge. We designed Let’s Nut It Out to connect people in a way that generates solutions and connections. By working with skilled mentors, people can get into the nuts and bolts of their initiative, and gain momentum.”

Michael O’Gorman, Manager of the Lancefield Community branch of Bendigo Bank, is delighted to be a mentor for the day—sharing his knowledge on fundraising. “The Lancefield Community Bank is a big supporter of local community projects. Over the last twelve months, we’ve assisted with many projects including the Lancefield Skate Park and the Mechanics Hall. Being part of Let’s Nut It Out, gives us a chance to look out for future community initiatives to support, as well as provide valuable advice—such as project planning and building partnerships.”

Change innovation, collaborative management skills, and strength based approaches, are some of the skills Caroline Sarah from Cobaw Community Health Services will be providing as a mentor on the day. “I believe in the innate leadership capacity and wisdom of communities, and love to inspire others to use these strengths. I enjoy mentoring and capacity building, and Cobaw is committed to supporting growth and change in the Romsey region.”

Gain valuable insight into starting up business and finance—with Debra Lawry from Ray White Romsey. “I have a broad level of business experience; from corporate, to marketing and events, and small business,” says Debra. “It is completely worth putting aside a day out of the office to give advice to someone else; that maybe valuable to them and grow the strength of our community.”

Jill Rivers expertise is bringing projects and people together to collaborate. She is a Writer/Producer/Arts Advocate, and founder and presenter of the regular event “Conversations in Pubs,” in Central Victoria and Daylesford/Macedon Ranges “Open Studios.”  She is the author of the forthcoming book; Art-full Living – How the Arts Can Help Your Health. “I believe that we all need to support each other. When you can talk to someone who has been in a similar situation, it can really make the difference for your project.”

You will be able to access other mentors with expertise in communications, event management, building capacity and teams—and listen to inspirational guest speakers. It really is a day where you will meet people in your local community, who will make all the difference for your work, project, community or sporting group.