Emotions high as leader leaves
Raewyn Brown’s family will be able to enjoy consistently good meals now that her time won’t be eaten up by being involved with St John.
The Matamata woman is retiring from her role as the town’s St John divisional manager after four years.
‘‘I want to thank my family for putting up with the terrible meals on a Wednesday night and having St John material all over the kitchen table, the server and the bedroom,’’ she said at a special presentation last Wednesday.
When she moved from Morrinsville to Matamata in 2010 Brown brought with her four cadets; now there are 55.
Leaving was emotional for both Brown and her cadets.
One cadet even burst into tears when speaking about her much-loved divisional manager. The cadet credited Brown for rebuilding the division.
The cadets, who earn badges for learning new skills, gave Brown her own badges including one for teaching one cadet to drop the ‘s’ from St John’s, as it should be St John.
MARVELLOUS MANAGER: Raewyn Brown is retiring as the Matamata divisional manager for St John after four years.