Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Last week, the Museum held its annual general meeting.

It's been a busy year with displays ranging from military memorabilia, handmade crafts from our mothers, the Aparima District and its families, Holt Park and the many events held there, the Otautau Floods, Sea Shells, and the Junk Drawer Art from Otautau School students.

Some of our other activities included holding presentations for the Otautau Senior Citizens group, Rowena Jackson residents, and the Winton Men's Probus Club.

Administratively, we have created a Strategic Plan, a Collection Development Plan, and a Collection Policy. For our volunteers, we have created a Volunteer Policy, and job descriptions for Office holders, Collection Manager and Display Manager.

We also have a new thing called Friends of the Museum. It's an annual subscription to help us keep going. Several people have joined and we extend our heartfelt gratitude.

We sadly had to say goodbye to outgoing trustees, Mrs. Colleen Greenhalgh and Mr Ian McKenzie. We thank them for their many efforts in forwarding the work of the Museum.

In the coming year, we hope to bring new volunteers on board to do some of the little jobs that need doing - scrapbooking, podcasting, collecting newspaper clippings etc. We know giving of your time is a BIG thing to ask. Everyone seems so busy with something. There is no obligation to join the Board in order to do any of these jobs. Check the volunteer jobs list on the right of this page. If anything sounds appealing, come in and let's talk.

We're open Wednesdays and Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!

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