Vibrant presentation on governance coming

The first in a series of free presentations on community and sports governance will be held in the Faulks Room of the Lake Wānaka Centre on June 17.

The presentation will be delivered by Wayne Hudson, who has been a lawyer for almost 40 years, advising tech companies, sports clubs and charities on constitutional matters.  He has served on the boards of various sporting organisations and charities.

Hudson is currently a trustee of Startup Queenstown Lakes and Alpine Development Trust.

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s Jan Maxwell and Sport Central’s Tiny Carruthers had combined forces to host a series of presentations. These were based on the feedback received from over 45 attendees at presentations named “Creating Vibrant, Thriving Clubs and Community Groups”, held earlier this month in Wānaka and Queenstown.

Hudson will expand on the topic of governance after being well received at the initial presentation, where he gave a very brief overview on the same topic. Surveyed attendees at the initial presentation said he was right on the money and wanted to learn more about governance.

Carruthers said it was right for an organisation to focus on governance because once the leadership was right, great things could happen.

Maxwell said the series will include presentations on funding and committee roles in Wānaka and volunteers, funding and membership recruitment in Queenstown. The presentation starts at 7pm and interested parties can RSVP tiny@sportotago.co.nz


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