In October, the Ops team took the chance to get away for a couple of days and headed north to Whangaparaoa for a weekend retreat. This was a great opportunity for the team to spend some quality time together and also to discuss plans and ideas for ADC in 2016 and beyond. Fuelled by the never ending supply of delicious food organised by Pamela Day, it was both a productive and incredibly enjoyable weekend for the team. Some key take aways from the weekend included:
- Nick Hammond taking out the top score on the pinball machine closely followed by Janet Schofield whose perseverance was noted by all
- Big wins by both the AB's and the mighty Wallabies provided great entertainment
- Epic runs smashed out by both Andrew Colgan and Genevieve Martin in the prep for their marathon successes - Gen making it look perhaps a little easier
- Great competitive spirit and creative resolve demonstrated in the world’s most hilarious game of "Head's Up"
Despite the labyrinth like layout of our accommodation, all team members were present and accounted for on Sunday to unfortunately bring the weekend to an end. On reflection, it was great to walk away with a firmer idea of ADC's mission and plans and there is no doubt there was a great vibe amongst everyone clearly excited about what is coming up.
We would also like to thank our generous hosts for making their property available for the weekend.