Council Meeting Notes

Notes from November Council Meeting

The Council of the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association met for its regular meeting on November 8, 2023.

  • Council welcomed our newly elected member Don Graham to his first Council meeting.
  • The majority of our members have responded to invoices, and paid their membership subscriptions on time:  thank you.  However, 182 members have yet to pay their membership subscriptions for the current year which runs from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Please make this payment as soon as possible. If you have misplaced your invoice please contact our Treasurer here.
  • The last swearing-in ceremony scheduled for November 6 had to be cancelled after several of the Provisional Justices contracted COVID. This group will now be sworn in on December 11th – the final ceremony for 2023.
  • Support Group coordinators are now being invited to relevant swearing-in ceremonies to further strengthen the link between provisional justices and their SG, prior to new Justices starting the mentoring process..
  • Service desk transactions were fewer in October with 10,559 clients and just over 32,000 transactions, but a number of Service Desks have not yet returned their statistics for October. 
  • Thanks to Hazel Bedogni and team who submitted a successful grant application to the Lotteries Board.  It is a major exercise, and clearly our work in our community is valued by the Lotteries Board.
  • Council again invites up to five non-Council members to apply for sponsorship to attend the Royal Federation’s annual conference, to be held in Wellington March 1-3 2024.  Details on how to apply are in the Latest News section of AJPA website.
  • Successful on-line trainings have been held covering the contents of the AJPA website, and the forms for marriage dissolution.  For those needing an educational session towards accreditation, these training sessions are ideal.  Members are reminded that an accreditation COURSE is not essential in order to complete the accreditation test. However the course does count as the education session which is the second component required to complete accreditation.