Katie steps in for president's kōrero

Katie Thomas - Board member 2024Tēnā tātou katoa,

A different face for you in this edition of The Circular as I step in to kōrero for our President, Suzanne.

My name is Katie Thomas and I am the current Aspiring Board Member for NCWNZ. I have been involved in a number of network led organisations across the public sector for a decade now, all with a focus on working towards gender equality in Aoteroa New Zealand so playing a role within NCWNZ is a natural fit for me! It was a huge honour to be asked to put my name forward for this role in 2023 and I have been warmly welcomed into the fold by my fellow Board Members as well as the amazing volunteers from our Hubs and Branches that I have been able to meet and work with so far. I look forward to engaging with many more of our volunteers as we work together in the future.

2024 has been a busy year so far, with a huge amount of work underway across the motu within our Hubs and Branches - a huge thank-you to all of you who continue to put your time, energy and passion into NCWNZ.

On Saturday May 18, the Pacific National Councils of Women Forum will be held online between 1-4pm. This is an invite only event for our memberships and we are excited for the opportunity to connect with our sister councils through the Pacific. You will have received the event details in a recent NCWNZ message, so please register and mark your calendars to attend. We look forward to joining you at this unique event later this month.

Our annual reporting cycle has started for 2024/2025 which means it is membership renewal time! We encourage you to sign up or renew your membership – head to https://www.ncwnz.org.nz/membership for more details.

Finally, work is underway on preparing for our annual AGM which will be held in Christchurch on Saturday 5 October, followed by our Distinguished Service Awards. We have some fantastic guest speakers and workshops planned so make sure you keep an eye out on our communication channels for more information.


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