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Auckland Regional Networking Meeting and NZDSN Annual General Meeting
Friday 28th September
Sudima Hotel, 18 Airpark Drive,
Airport Oaks, Auckland
NZDSN will be hosting the Auckland Regional Networking meeting and our Annual General Meeting as successive events at the Sudima Hotel in Auckland on 28th September
This is an opportunity for you to participate in our regular network meeting and attend our AGM immediately afterwards – followed by a light lunch and refreshments.
The NZDSN Board has 3 vacancies this year and we will be shortly calling for nominations to these positions. We encourage members to participate in the Board election process and the AGM as part of ensuring that NZDSN remains relevant and accountable to its membership.
Below is an outline of the day. A formal AGM notice and agenda, along with a call for nominations will be circulated soon. Book your calendars now!
Part One: Auckland Regional Networking Meeting
9.30 am Welcome & introductions
9.45 am Update from Garth Bennie, NZDSN Chief Executive will provide an update on NZDSN’s activities as well as the latest sector developments
10.05 am Update from Manase Lua and John Vogenthaler from Te Pou, around the Mahi Rawe Project as well as a broader update on grants etc
10.20 am Morning tea
10.35 am Rachel Peterson, Yes Disability will present on a project around Disabled parenting
10.55 am Key Note presentation: Warren Forster, Barrister and Researcher, 2017 NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellow: Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Disability Funding System that does not discriminate. Warren introduced this topic at our NZDSN conference in April this year. This presentation will provide an update on Warrens research and the need to urgently and dramatically re-think the assumptions and design that needs to underpin a long term, sustainable Disability funding system free from ongoing political interference
12.00 am Meeting finishes
The first part of the meeting will be facilitated by Mireille Vreeburg, NZDSN Auckland Executive Facilitator. You can contact Mireille for any questions about the networking meeting at Mireille@nzdsn.org.nz
10 – 15 Minute Break
Part Two: NZDSN Annual General Meeting
12.15 pm NZDSN Annual General Meeting
13.00 pm Light lunch and refreshments
To register online for this free event go to www.nzdsn.org.nz/events