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Notes from April Council Meeting

April 17, 2019

The Council of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association held its regular monthly meeting on 10 April 2019.

  • Almost 300 name badges ordered through Support Groups and funded from a Lottery grant have been received, and will be distributed through SGs. Some are still to arrive, but they are a good addition to our tool kit when serving the public!
  • Where a Service Desk cannot meet all the needs of clients waiting, it is useful to redirect clients to the Find a JP page, or to help them find another source of JP free, voluntary time.
  • The AJPA annual luncheon is coming up on Sunday June 9, at the Quality Hotel, Parnell. Invitations coming soon, but a chance to socialize, and to listen to an inside view on life in the NZ Navy from Captain Lisa Hunn:  the first woman to be in charge of a warship.
  • Learnings from the JP Conference attended by a number of Council members in March were shared. Support for Royal Federation’s work, and better relationships with our neighbouring Associations were important objectives being achieved
  • In early April a function was held at Alberton to recognise and thank those who have held office in our Association. As we approach our centenary (2020), it was good to reconnect, reflect, and to take photos of some of our important leaders.
  • The use of Surface Pro (computers) in the SD kits was discussed. Those that are not being used will have missed out on recharging and updating of software.  More to come on how to address these issues.
  • Hub trainings are going well, with good attendances. If you have not managed to get to one yet, the remaining dates are: 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May.  Remember, you can go to ANY location – for places see training on the AJPA website
  • Monthly data from SDs is used to support applications for funding, especially from Lotteries. Some initial graphs were discussed showing the way in which that data can be used to focus our own efforts.
  • Some Service Desks are struggling to meet rostering commitments, particularly in the central city. If you are able to help, even occasionally, please contact the Registrar
  • New policies have been approved relating to Support Groups, use of the website, training. Guidelines for roles are also being finalised and will be shared.