Council of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association held its regular
monthly meeting on 12 June 2019.
AJPA annual luncheon held in early June gave a great insight of the role of a
woman naval commander in NZ’s navy, and the guests enjoyed the food and the
trainings for 2019 are coming to an end – the one remaining session is June 29,
at Mangawhai. If you want to keep up
with changing issues this year, this is your last chance – a day trip to Mangawhai?
Details are on the AJPA website and in the President’s Newsletter emailed on
on feedback forms, attendance at Hub trainings so far shows a 22% increase on
last year – over 400 attendees.
Accredited Members are now 50 more than last year at 245 (of those
attending trainings). Great progress,
but still some way to go. Most of the
attendees belong to a Support Group, but a small number had attended no
training in the past 12 months prior to this. Many people commented on the
success of being able to attend whatever location suited them at that date.
Pages contents continue to cause some confusion as they are hard to delete or
correct, so are not accurate. Internet based
‘Find a JP’ (and Find a Service Desk) listings are easily updateable and
therefore more accurate.
June edition of Valley Voice (the
local newspaper on the Hibiscus Coast) featured our own President, Sherryl
Wilson, talking partly about the role of the free, volunteer Justice of the
Peace services we provide. A good read.
trainers are working on computer-based sessions (such as in a school’s computer
lab) to bring together groups who would like some guidance on getting into
accreditation testing, and sitting the open-manual test amongst others who may
be hesitant. Watch for dates to
come. Recently an active 88-yr old JP
gained accreditation with computer assistance only!
accounts are being finalised, and our books look reasonably good thanks to the
significant grant from Lotteries that has enabled us to provide things like
stamps, name badges, Service Desk banners, business cards for the service desks
the date of 22 September free for the AGM and Regional Conference at Alexandra
Park – an important governance, communication, and networking event. More details to come.