August Update from our Group President

18 Aug 2020 6:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Kia ora koutou,

Angie Simms, Wellington Group President

So here we are, beginning round 2 with an increased Alert Level lockdown, with most of us working from home again. But I feel assured that the majority of us are saying “I’ve got this!” We are well prepared, and in being so, displaying the natural leadership characteristics of our roles to our managers and teams in how versatile, flexible and indispensable we are!

This is a timely reminder that we have Broni Carey, from Virtual Solutions NZ, as our guest speaker at our face-to-face August Group Meeting tonight, talking about the role of Virtual EA and how she got into this business. In this day and age, where some of us are experiencing job uncertainty, this may be an avenue you hadn’t considered in the past, but could well be an area of interest for your future. Please ensure you follow Urban Hub’s COVID guidelines whilst attending this event. I look forward to seeing you there.

I have registered for the upcoming ExecSecTech two-day virtual session in September with speakers that are still being announced. This is promising to be a fantastic training event in which to keep yourself up to date with what’s happening with workplace technology. The cost is reasonable and AAPNZ members have been offered 10% off the registration cost as AAPNZ has an Executive Secretary Magazine subscription. Please use the unique code: “AAPNZ10” to claim this.

Late last month, twenty of us networked the night away at the Thistle Inn, downtown Wellington, for our Mid-Winter Networking Dinner. Our National President, Vicki Faint, spoke briefly about NET’s aspirations for the coming year. A personal thank you to Vicki, who is also a Wellington Group member – you’re aiming for the heavens, and we would expect nothing less from you! A great night was had by all. Thanks also to the Thistle Inn for providing such a memorable night for our members and guests. See pictures in the August newsletter (above).

The AGM was held virtually this past weekend. I hope some of you took the time to participate. We always get a great bird’s eye view of all the inspirational projects the regional groups are working on. Do get involved, it will make your role as a member more enriching and provides much needed assistance to the Group Management Teams throughout the country.

I am pleased to announce that one of our two Remits at the AGM was agreed to. The Wellington Group will host the 2022 AAPNZ National Conference in Wellington to coincide with the celebration of our Wellington Group’s 50th Anniversary.

Take care everyone, and if there is anything your GMT can assist you with during the further lockdown period, please email us.

Naku noa,

Angela Simms

Wellington Group President

PO Box 5431

Lambton Quay

Wellington 6145


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