Ric Carlyon - Monday, February 29, 2016
Ric Carlyon - Sunday, February 28, 2016
at this weekend’s conference in Dunedin. In support of their remit, North Otago said travel and conference expenses were financially overwhelming smaller Associations, in some cases exceeding income.
Ric Carlyon - Saturday, February 27, 2016
Ric Carlyon - Saturday, February 27, 2016
That’s the story about Auckland's remits at Royal Federation’s Annual Conference in Dunedin.
Auckland advocated that Royal Federation policies ought to be able to be amended at annual conference by notice of motion from any one of the member Associations. The remit was argued that an Incorporated Society acting democratically should allow any member to amend policy they are to action, reversing past practice when Associations were not able to change policies once set by the Royal Federation’s Board.
The remit was lost.
Auckland’s other remit called on the Royal Federation to endorse Auckland’s established “Active and Current” scheme which encourages Justices of the Peace to (a) actively provide services to the community and (b) deliver competent services with up to date knowledge. The remit also called on Royal Federation to recommend Associations adopt the scheme as policy to best meet their needs. Auckland's "Active and Current" scheme was an alternative to accreditation proposals offered over the years.
Ric Carlyon - Friday, February 26, 2016
Ric Carlyon - Thursday, February 25, 2016
The appointments reflect the region’s diverse community.
Jonathon Asi, a Filipino by birth, is an IT technician with tertiary qualifications in science, theology and technical subjects. He’s involved in sporting and organisations benefiting youth and immigrants.
Michael Codlin, before retiring, was for 40 years in the telecommunications field. He is a Lifeline counsellor and interviewer at his local Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
Aida Crombach was born in Peru, Spanish is her first language and she’s Honorary Consul for Peru, in which office she often assists Peruvians in Auckland. Ms Crombach teaches biology at Massey University’s Albany campus.
Kathleen Landsman, German-born, has spent most of her life in New Zealand, and has a record assisting community groups such as Birthright, Lifeline and Hospice North Shore.
Claire Schoeller is well-used to public service - she works in the electorate office of Cabinet Minister Judith Collins. Claire has also service in numerous community and church organisations in Ponsonby.
Ric Carlyon - Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Members will have the opportunity to hear Billie Jordan of Waiheke Island at the Association’s May luncheon.
Billie’s behind what the Guinness Book of Records says “is the world’s oldest dance group”, a bunch of senior citizens, who took the world hip-hop champs in Las Vegas by storm! Billie will entertain our members at the luncheon, tracing the story how Waiheke pensioners aged between 65 and 95 took a new lease on life, convincing them to take up hip-hop, persuading them to persevere at practice and then to take their act to perform on the world stage! "Hip-Op indeed!"
This was no mean feat. One member is legally blind and partially deaf, another uses a mobility aid while one woman is profoundly deaf. Walking sticks are common. Two members have had major heart surgery, many have artificial knees and hips, and all members have arthritis! But they do extraordinarly well for a group of seniors with no previous dance experience. Billie Jordan’s story of entrepreneurial leadership has to be heard… starting on Waiheke after her “escape” from earthquake-torn Christchurch.
DATE: Sunday 15 May 2016 (this is NOT Mother’s Day!)
TIME: 12 noon - 3.00pm
VENUE: Wellington’s Restaurant, Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington
COST: $58.00 (incl GST) per person + Cash Bar
Please pay EITHER by:
Direct credit to the following bank account (our preferred method)
A/c Name: Auckland Justices of the Peace Assn
A/c Number: 02-0256-0333810-000
Reference: Payer’s Surname and initial(s) / AJPA Lunch / MOJJP or telephone number
NB: Please include all of the reference details prompted
Cheque posted to
Auckland Justices of the Peace Assn
P O Box 108 229
Bookings, with remittance, open now: there are limited places so book early!
Ric Carlyon - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
What goes on within the Association’s database usually stays inside the unfathomable fields, records and tables etc, best understood only by experts.
But - just between you and me - the recently updated database has revealed the mundane, the sad and the amazing!The mundane, we suspect, often have stories behind them. Members’ changes of name (marriage?), altered addresses (moved into a new conjugal home or kicked out of the old one?) and some who are in arrears with their subscriptions (“what, exactly, is an email invoice?”).
Ric Carlyon - Monday, February 15, 2016
This meeting will be immediately preceded by a gathering of those Justices of the Peace who are also Nominated Persons. These members respond at all times of the day and night to represent the interests of children and young persons before, and during, police interviews should the juveniles choose to answer questions. This meeting, organised by Neville Madden, is also a forum for revision and updating.
Ric Carlyon - Sunday, February 14, 2016
Those members of the Association who have not yet paid this year’s annual subscription are in for a gentle nudge, reminding them it’s due. Subscriptions are important to the Association, the mainstay of income.
Those who are not financial stand out in the updated database of members - invoices will shortly be generated and sent out as a reminder. The subscription is $55 while it’s $18 for JP-Retired members.For convenience, the invoice details various ways payment can be made.