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Ric Carlyon - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From Council’s October Meeting held today…

Registrar/Treasurer
President Selwyn Haworth reported that with the date for Expressions of Interest having closed, the process is well underway towards appointing a new Registrar/Treasurer or, probably preferred, a Registrar and a Treasurer.

Subscriptions Catch-up
Following long hours of manual work tidying the Association’s database, those who sought Invoices for their subscriptions-in-arrears have now been billed for the 2014/15 year. And in a few weeks the up-to-date database will be used to send out invoices to all members for the 2015/16 year at the slightly higher subscription rate. The dues for Justices of the Peace, Retired, will continue to be $18. 

Service Desks Statistics
Ian Marshall says there’ll be a big push on Service Desks to furnish monthly statistics so that the Association is aware of the work all Justices are putting in across Greater Auckland.

Active and Current
Dawn Jones, who oversees Support Groups, suggested Auckland’s “Active and Trained” competency scheme be changed to “Active and Current” to better reflect expectations of all Justices of the Peace to be up-to-date.  Council members agreed. “The word ‘current’ better reflects the structure we want”, says Dawn, “which means no one will be able to opt out because they consider themselves ‘already trained’, even though their last training session was some time ago. ‘Active’ means being regularly available to carry out duties while ‘Current’ means having up to date knowledge of all JP services” 

Midwinter Luncheon
Sherryl Wilson, as chair of Fellowship/Social Committee, suggested a Members’ event, a luncheon probably on a Sunday in July next year. Wanting to give advance warning, Sherryl says full details will be announced in good time for Members’ diaries. 

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