A taskforce of member representatives has been formed to review the role and function of our Regional Liaison Groups, as agreed by the 2016 AGM.
The taskforce will consider the ongoing decline in membership numbers; the small number of people interested in joining Regional Liaison Groups; and ways for other supporters to have a voice in the organisation.
“Like many other incorporated societies, we need to set ourselves up for the future,” says Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand. “Members are generally very long term supporters and we value their commitment. Other supporters such as donors, volunteers and clients now greatly outnumber our members and we need to consider how they can be given a voice too.”
The Governing Body is also reviewing the governance structure of the whole organisation.
Discussion meetings for members and interested people will be held in Auckland on Saturday 10 June and in Christchurch on Saturday 17 June.
If you would like to attend please call 0800 663 463 and give your contact details.