JP new regional president
Te Aroha Justice of the Peace Eric Russell has been appointed president of the Waikato Justices of the Peace Association. He is the sixth regional president from the Te Aroha-Morrinsville branch of the association and follows in the footsteps of Fred Mace, George Pullinger, Robin Reid, Charlie Mace and Dennis Trotter.
Mr Russell, a JP for 21 years and a past president of the local branch, was presented with the chain of office by outgoing president Andrea Haines at last week’s annual meeting in Hamilton.
In her report, Mrs Haines paid tribute to retiring registrar Huw Evans and to her vice-president David Cooke who had stepped into the registrar’s role. She also commended David Day for his continued campaign to create JP service desks which are established to serve members of the public.
The meeting was attended by national president Denise Hutchins who reported on developments within the association and of the executive’s ongoing promotion of its values to the Ministry of Justice and other government departments.
Anne Linstrom was appointed to the Waikato executive.
‘‘He is the sixth regional president from the Te ArohaMorrinsville branch of the association and follows in the footsteps of Fred Mace, George Pullinger, Robin Reid, Charlie Mace and Dennis Trotter.’’
Te Aroha JPs George Armstrong (left) and Charlie Mace (right) with Eric Russell who has been elected president of the Waikato JP Association.