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OCTOBER 2012 Newsletter
If you are an organisational member of the Volunteer Resource Centre Manawatu & Districts you are invited to attend our first Volunteer Coordinators gathering! and it is all about SPEED DATING!!
Come along and get to know more about our wonderful members and what they do.. and perhaps find ways which you can collaborate that you might never have thought possible!
It is not to late to become a member either!

For more information or to ergister please email us.
Community Training - you asked for it - so now get involved! 
Governance Fundamentals
  • Presentation and discussion of key Governance terms
  • Presentation of a Governance Framework
  • Governance roles and responsibilities (both collective and individual)
  • Division of Governance and Management
  • Meeting Architecture
 These workshops are most beneficial if more than one Board member from the same organisation attends.
$30 per person, If 3 Board members from the same Committee attend, there will be a 50% discount, meaning a total cost of $45 for 3 people
(this is provided on the basis that all 3 Board members follow through with their registrations, and actually attend the training, otherwise, individual charges will apply).
Provided by Palmerston North Community Services Council and Volunteer Resource Centre
 in association with  Governance Strategies Ltd: Gail Munro
Tuesday 16 October: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday 30 October: 1pm – 5pm
Registrations due by Friday 5 October
Please register before Friday 5 October with Palmerston North Community Services Council
Ph: 06 354 3809, Email:, Community House 77-85 King Street
Do you need:
• a proofreader to help you with those typos, spelling errors, punctuation and grammar problems?
• a copy editor who can help you with phrasing and writing of documents?
• your written communication to be clear, concise and correct?
Trainee proofreader/editor available for all types of work e.g. manuals, policies, essays, newsletters, flyers, theses, reports.
New Members!
More enquiries have been received this past month from a great range of potential new members!
We welcome Mananawatu RZSPCA, Hertiage park Rhododendron Charitable Trust and Housing Advise Centre
 to our membership ranks!

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM. It was a fun night and a great networking opportunity as promised!

Special thanks to Refugee Services' Indra who help pull together the fabulous dancers from the Bhutanese Society of New Zealand (Palmerston North) and to Suzanne Carpenter who shared some of her ideas and insights around the journey that is Volunteering!
And of Course to the Board and our dedicated team of volunteers who all made the event special!
We look forward to our next event and hope you can join us! 
Photos are on Facebook too
I did promise to try & keep you updated with our Stats! So, here is another sneak peak at where we are at!
Registered Organisations = 44
New this month = 2
Active Volunteers =192
New this month = 11
Active Roles = 60
New this month = 11
Referrals this month = 136
Matched this month = 22
Out matches are only successful if both sides fit well together – therefore we really appreciate any feedback you can provide to us around those who we send your way! We will be instigating a new process around feedback shortly to help us establish how we can improve what we are doing for you!

Upcoming Events

We all have events that need promoting from time to time - so remember to list them with us too!
Athritis Appeal Week
25 September to 1 October 2012.

Brain Injury Appeal Week
Local Collection dates -
3rd Oct Levin
4th Oct PN
5th Oct Feilding
Volunteers welcome

Governance Training
Registrations due by
5th October

Awesome Awapuni Day
27th October


Support and Mentoring Opportunity

Jane Richardson has run a successful business for 9 years and would now like to volunteer her skills towards helping non-profit organisations. She started An extra pair of Hands in 2003. This business offers a one-stop shop home service to people with busy lifestyles. The business has grown considerably in a short time and services are now available in Palmerston North, Feilding, the Kapiti Coast, the Hutt Valley and Wellington. She has a team of 30 and says the most important part of this business is the people they employ. The business has also won a number of awards. Last year Jane volunteered to be a business mentor in the community, which is a free service.

She would also so like to help groups who have how to increase membership, increase income, and reduce expenses. To arrange a meeting with Jane contact the Volunteer Resource Centre.
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