On Wednesday 24th June 40 SLANZA members met at St Kentigern's College library for our annual AGM. Everyone enjoyed exploring their beautiful library, and hearing the plans for expansion that were outlined by Anita Vandenberghe (College librarian). Anita also shared some very useful tips for creating wonderful displays. We were joined by Jackie Taylor from Miller books, and David Riley from Reading Warrior who each donated some beautiful books for our raffle.
After the President's and National Executive representative's reports were accepted nominations were called from the floor for new members on the committee. We were delighted to welcome Sharon Jackson from Albany Senior High and Jan Kean from Buckland's Beach Intermediate School. This takes our committee up to 15 members, however we are a large region and we try to offer two professional development events per term, so it is advantageous to be able to share the workload.
Also announced during the AGM were the successful recipients of the two conference grants Auckland region are awarding this year (Christine Hurst and Kerry Bax). This is to enable two of our members who have never been before, to attend the National SLANZA conference in Christchurch during the Term 2 holidays.
The committee would like to thank Anita and her team at St Kentigern's for offering their beautiful library as a venue, and for putting on such a delicious afternoon tea.