Introducing Christchurch Group
The Christchurch Group meets on the third Monday of each month in the Board Room at Robbies in Riccarton. We are indeed grateful to Robbies for the provision of this room at no cost. Unless otherwise specified, meetings will be held at this venue.
Members generally meet around 5.30 p.m. for a light snack with time to network with other administrative professionals who face the same challenges, to catch up with friends and to meet new friends before the main event/talk/presentation commences 6:00 p.m. The meeting usually finishes at around 7:00 p.m. Members are welcome to stay on for a meal at Robbies following the meeting.
Our members enjoy an interesting programme of speakers, professional development workshops interspersed with opportunities to mix in more informal social settings. We are always looking for new ideas from our members. Periodically a questionnaire is sent out to gauge what members want, but members don’t have to wait for this, just let one of the Management Team know.
A small fee of $10 for members and $20 for non-members is charged to cover the cost of the meeting, e.g. refreshments, venue and speaker’s gift. First time guests may attend at no cost.
All Administrative Professionals are welcome to attend our meetings and can request an information pack (refer to contact information below).
What's In It For Me?
Join AAPNZ for:
- Fellowship, friendships, mentoring and networking opportunities
- Professional development and recognition
- Use of AAPNZ's professional designation for members who qualify
- Vibrant website keeping you up to date with AAPNZ activities nationally
- Keep up with change in a profession at the cutting edge of technology
- Belonging to a Group affiliated to the world-wide organisation representing your profession
Who Do I Contact?
To request more information about joining AAPNZ Christchurch:
AAPNZ Christchurch Group firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide feedback on our website:
Website Co-ordinator Val Lang - email@example.com
Issues of Christchurch Group's newsletter, Canterbury Tales, are attached for information - see below
What can I look forward to in 2013?
Monday 20 May
Election of Officers and guest speaker, Dr Melissa Reimer, Art Consultant
Melissa Reimer undertook her formal studies at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, majoring in English Literature, and Art History and Theory; she enjoyed the Forestry Science and French Film papers too. Melissa completed her Doctorate in 2010, with a thesis examining the influence of modern art on writing at the fin-de-siècle. Her particular fields of interest include the life and literature of Katherine Mansfield, and Impressionism in the Arts. She has both published and presented her findings here in New Zealand and internationally.
In this presentation Melissa draws comparisons between the urban landscapes of mid-19th century Paris, before and after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, and post-quake Christchurch. Her presentation utilises images from both periods and considers the similarities and differences within a socio-political and historical context.
Monday 17 June
Women's Health - TBC
Monday 15 July
Networking Evening and promotion of AAPNZ to prospective members - University of Canterbury
Monday 19 August
Mew Zealand Clean Energy Systems
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|Canterbury Tales - August 2012.pdf||973.27 KB|
|Canterbury Tales - October 2012 - Final.pdf||761.22 KB|