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Hi welcome to the Waikato Branch webpage of the PMAANZ website, I know you will all be using the website to full advantage for news and updates.
In the mighty Waikato we meet every month except for the summer holiday time. The branch has approx 34 members spread out over vast distance from Te Kuiti to Whitianga. This makes getting together tricky at the best of times but we try and make time for a social catch up after every meeting. Our best form of communication is by email.
Last year we tried a new approach and asked branch members to organise one meeting per year each. This has been very successful and shares the load around as we are all busy people and this saves one person having to organise it all. In the calendar you will see we also have several practice visits and aim to get around the branch area so that the same people don't have to travel all the time. It helps that we get a picture of where members work and we always pick up some hints and tips to take back to our practices.
The strength of PMAANZ is the networking and support we offer each other as most of us work in a solo role and share similar frustrations. Before meetings begin there is much chatter and exchange of the latest headaches which helps keep us all sane. We welcome guests to meetings if you would like to check us out before joining, just flick me an email and let me know.
The branch usually gets a group together to attend PMAANZ national conference, share transport/rooms etc and our best record to date is one member who has attended 10 PMAANZ conferences!
Hope to see you at a meeting near you soon; please get in touch if you need help, information or just someone to talk to!
Chairperson - Rod Tombleson
Treasurer - Rae Norman
Secretary - Rangi Honey