The immediate professional and personal embrace I received from SAM members--leaders, authors, and thinkers too numerous to mention--became my collective professional compass, helping me to find my bearings
and to establish a career in the field.
Carl Smith, club and restaurant manager: Whilst driving around the park to find my bearings
shortly after I started work at Plas Coch I was shocked to drive past a tree which had a man and a woman carved into it.
"While I was waiting, I thought it a good idea to take out my Echo and consult the golf pull-out, to find my bearings
on the course and also advertise the South Wales Echo to the many American fans nearby on the course.
I remember arriving in Huddersfield, all the way from Rochdale (I know, I travelled some miles!), and trying to find my bearings
"Just now I need to find my bearings
," he told BBC News 24.
He added: "Now I need time to find my bearings
. I have to set my priorities.