So­cial ser­vices seeks vol­un­teers

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa Coun­cil of So­cial Ser­vices is search­ing for ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers and has iden­ti­fied com­mit­ment and multi-cul­tural rep­re­sen­ta­tion as be­ing key as­sets needed.

Man­ager Gwenda Brodie said the mis­sion was to have a broad com­mit­tee which rep­re­sented the South Waikato com­mu­nity.

‘‘The board is re­spon­si­ble for the di­rec­tion and the gov­er­nance,’’ Ms Brodie said.

‘‘Es­sen­tially what is in­volved in be­ing a mem­ber is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing ev­ery month.’’

She said the role was vol­un­tary and re­quired mem­bers to sift through fi­nan­cial and man­ager re­ports.

‘‘At the same time we just re­view where we are go­ing in terms of our goals.

‘‘ Each com­mit­tee mem­ber takes port­fo­lios as well so they take par­tic­u­lar as­pects of the or­gan­i­sa­tion that they have a par­tic­u­lar skill or in­ter­est in.’’

The search was open but of­fi­cials saw seven can­di­dates as a healthy num­ber for the com­mit­tee. Ms Brodie said com­mit­ment was a vi­tal key to be­ing a com­mit­tee mem­ber.

‘‘We are in­ter­ested in broad­en­ing the com­mu­nity’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

‘‘ Be­ing a part of the com­mu­nity is very im­por­tant, there are so many dif­fer­ent types of peo­ple and groups so it is im­por­tant for us to get as much feed­back and as much in­put from groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions that make up the South Waikato com­mu­nity.’’

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