On Wednesday the 27th of November we celebrated the end of year of the school year with our Christmas meeting held at Tawa Intermediate Library.
As this was Michele Whiting's final meeting as Chair of the Wellington region we farewelled her with flowers and gifts.
Michele has been on the committee since 2007 and her contribution to Slanza and the region has been highly valued. Her leadership during the 2013 conference held the committee together as we sailed the choppy waters of organisation.
Another farewell was for Linda Forbes who has been a great ambassador for the National Library in the Wellington Region. She also served on the Slanza committee coming on at the same time as Michele in 2007. Linda is moving to Melbourne and will be greatly missed.
We then listeneed to our final conference reports from our conference grant recipients. Trish Nash of Corrina School spoke first. She presented her feedback in a fairy tale form in a power point which was very entertaining.
Kristine Saunders of Dyer Street School spoke about how wonderful it was meeting all her library idols at the conference. Also how it was good to put names to faces on the listserv.
Trish Hereaka of Rata Street School talked about how all the Keynotes really stimulated her into trying new things in her library.
We finished the event with a group discussion about movies and books. Whether it is a good idea to make a good book into a great movie, does it work? A great time was had by all in Elaine Smith's new library. We all appreciated the movable shelving, quiet work area, lovely bright colours and very welcoming environment. Thank you Tawa Intermediate.
Wellington NE Rep
Wellington Region Chair
Karori West Normal School
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