I participated as the South Australian Representative of the ACS Member Lifecycle Board held in Sydney last Wednesday.
MLB provides direction on, and strategic co-ordination of, ACS activities that relate to gaining and retaining members. This is third year of MLB. Marketing is a key aspect of it, but things like professional development, standards , young IT and other ways of promoting the Society and the industry at large are tightly related.
I flew to Sydney in early morning and came back the same day late in the night, its a flight of about one and a half hours. Didn't get much time to see the city, but managed to see the Sydney Bridge and the Opera House and also went around the crowded Sydney streets during the limited time I had.