7 February 2009
Happy New Year everyone and hasn’t 2009 begun at a roaring pace! Petrol rising, unemployment rising and John Key with his right arm in plaster. Here’s hoping he can crack the economy as well as it’s going to need it. All signs are for a very busy year for our industry.
It’s the time of year when local committees are planning their annual functions calendar for 2009 so help them out with requests for interesting speakers or topics you’d like to hear about.
Plus we are still calling for Peter Win scholarship nominations. This is a great way to show support and encouragement for deserving staff members. Please take a moment and think about whom you could put forward as a nominee. Let your local committee or myself know who you are nominating.
At a national level we are starting to prepare our list of finalists for our professional awards and will begin the interview process very soon. Put 23 April in your diary for our Awards Night in Auckland, it is always a fantastic event and if you’ve never been make your attendance this year, a 2009 New Year’s resolution.
Looming large later in the year is our biennial National Conference to be held in Auckland from 15-16 October. Put time aside to ensure that you can make the most of this professional development opportunity.
I look forward to another year of advancing the NZCFI’s profile and supporting its membership.
The New Zealand Credit & Finance Institute gratefully acknowledges their national sponsors, and thanks them for their on going support.
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