+ Council’s pressing on with its views about Accreditation and the Justices’ Quarterly periodical, resubmitting the rationale which supported Auckland Association’s remits on these two subjects at Conference, backed up with further submissions.
+ Planning for next year’s Conference at Takapuna in late February is well underway with registrations already open, on-line, for early-bird JPs wanting to be sure of their place at the meeting and social events. The venue is Spencer on Byron, right on Takapuna beachfront. See Conference 2015 on the front page of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association’s website- http://www.jpauckland.org.nz/2015/conference
+ ‘Year of the JP’ will be reflected on the Association’s website and with the Annual Dinner, to be held on 12th November 2014, 200 years to the day since the first JP, Thomas Kendall, was appointed.
+ Review of the Association’s Constitution is well advanced with opportunity being taken to modernise the text as well as including changes agreed at Annual General Meetings.
+ Pat Samson attended his first meeting as the new member on Council. Pat replaces Jim Blackman who stood down. Jim moved house, returning to his roots in Taranaki, in retirement. Consequently, Ric Carlyon has taken over Jim’s portfolio as Convener of Service Desks.
+ Non-financial: 290 members have yet to pay their annual subscriptions and will receive a reminder notice.