The Auckland Group was formally established in 1974 with Miss Lesley Kendall elected as first President. The Group has had the occasion to celebrate a few highlights namely; hosting the 3rd NZ Secretaries Conferences in 1994, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 1999, hosting the AAPNZ Annual Conference in 2009 and celebrating its 35th birthday, also in 2009.
Auckland Group was awarded the National Group Retention Award in 2011. This is a major achievement for Auckland, being the second year of holding the title (previously awarded in 2008).
At the 2011 Auckland Group Annual General Meeting, a decision was taken to amalgamated the three groups as Auckland Regional Group.
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Yes, ladies (and a few gentlemen), it’s getting to that time of the year where the annual AGM is upon us with our elections due to take place in May. And since applications for certification have closed for this year – it is the perfect time to start on your certification for next year! A good way to start is by becoming a management team member. Life is becoming so busy that the more hands we have on deck, the better the management team can provide wonderful functions and meetings for you all. So please, please put your hand up and get nominated (or nominate yourself) for May’s AGM
Attendance to our monthly meetings is dropping significantly and we would really like to know why. Included on our site is a survey we would appreciate you to complete asking you about your thoughts on the monthly meetings. It would be great if you could take a few minutes to give us your opinion so we can work out why you aren’t coming along and what we can do better. All feedback is welcome.
In other exciting news - AP Day is nearly here. We have confirmed the location as the Pullman Hotel in Auckland’s CBD. So with the theme of ‘investing in yourself’, join us for a champagne breakfast on April 17. Our speaker is to be confirmed but whoever it is, they should be a cracker! With spot prize draws, a free glass of bubbly on arrival and a lovely breakfast provided, what a perfect way to start the day. Bring your boss! Invite your work colleagues! Come and join us for a wonderful morning celebrating the hard work that you have done for the past year.
So thank you everyone and hopefully I’ll see you at AP Day!
Kim Donovan, Auckland Group President
Today, Auckland Group has approximately 130 members originating who come from various industries and organisations. Membership is currently made up of Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Receptionists, Secretaries, Accounts Clerks, and administrators.
The Group presently runs a special promotion “Bring a Friend” – allowing you a 50% discount at your next monthly event, for a member you introduce. For multiple members introduced at the same time, you are entitled to 100% discount at one meeting. Every new member introduced also allows you an entry into a prize draw held at the end of year event.
For more information, please contact our Auckland Group President
Over the last few years, the Auckland Group have had some interesting professional development and networking events with top quality speakers and trainers. The topics covered are suitable for a wide range of office professionals so partners, friends and colleagues are all welcome. Detailed meeting reviews are provided in our newsletter which can be found on the website.
At our monthly events you also get the opportunity to meet with a diverse range of administrative professionals, speakers and guests. Generally our events are held at different venues which allow for a great networking atmosphere.
PHOTO: Administrative Professionals Day Champagne Breakfast at the Pullman Hotel, 2013