When Neil Hummerston resigned from his role as PCYC club manager at the end of 2019, the club began searching for a replacement.
While a whirlwind of natural disasters and global infections slowed the recruitment process down, the Seymour Street centre finally secured a leader on April 27... Jaime Wenban.
The Orange High Student has been on the floor at the club for two weeks now and is using this quieter period to get on top of things before sports competitions eventually re-commence in the coming months.
"It's tricky in some ways but it's also really good because it allows you to take your time and look at the processes... you get to know what you're doing," Wenban said.
Not only is Wenban beginning to crack into some of the behind-the-scenes jobs, she's overseeing a weekly program that incorporates local police officers and troubled youth.
The 'Fit For Life' program is an early intervention course used to bring young people and the police together in an effort to minimise conflict between the two groups.
"That's the reason why we've opened our doors," Wenban said. "The days in which the courses run varies... this week it will be Wednesday and Friday but it changes. "The goal of the police officers who come here are simply to fulfil the mission statement which is to prevent crime. They're doing individual case management as well."
Everyone who steps into a new, community role has a plan and a set of goals as to how they'd like to be regarded and Wenban wants to be known as someone who is always thinking ahead.
"I just want to be proactive and get on top of things quickly," she said.
"There's also some opportunity here within the gym side of things but I won't say anymore without further approval."
It's no surprise that Wenban's got her eyes on the gym side of things as she's been conducting personal training for the last 12 months.
Wenban's also got a background in sales with a job in the Central Western Daily advertising team on her resume. She's been at Orange her whole life and when she saw the job opening on Seek, she took it with both hands.
While there's still plenty of office work to be done, Wenban's turning part of her attention to a host of outdoor exercise classes that are set to commence next week.
The classes will encapsulate both junior and senior groups and will be conducted with a strict limit of ten people per group while committing to the 1.5 metre social distancing laws.
"Social distancing guidelines are important to use and everyone that comes through the door has to use hand sanitiser and the facilities are cleaned after everyone leaves," she said.
"We're looking to do some kids fitness sessions in the afternoons as well as senior sessions at 10.30am twice a week."
Although the groups will be restricted, that's not going to take too much away from the fun that's about to be on offer and Wenban can't wait to get it underway.
"It will be great to just engage with people again and get face-to-face with them," she said.
"It's been a very long time since I've done an in-person fitness session. Lately I've just been doing them on Zoom.
"From a PCYC stance, I haven't seen or spoken to anyone for anything fitness related so it'll be great to get face-to-face even on a limited basis."
Anyone who wishes to be a part of Wenban's upcoming exercise classes are encouraged to call the PCYC centre.
On Wednesday, Eight PCYC venues across the state were given the green light to re-open at a limited capacity from Monday May 25 as government legislations surrounding indoor physical activity are beginning to ease.
While Orange isn't part of this rolling adjudication, the Seymour Street centre is hoping to kick-off some of its activities around mid-July which is in line with the targeted return date set by most winter sports.
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