Message from the Chair of Trustees
We acknowledge with continuing sadness the death of Peter Conway in June. Peter was a foundation Trustee and had a deep commitment to international development work which was also reflected in his role as Chair of Oxfam New Zealand.
We will honour Peter and his work with an annual public lecture on international development, economic and union issues, and Helen Clark has agreed to deliver the first Peter Conway Memorial Lecture early next year.
Another foundation Trustee and UnionAID stalwart Helen Kelly also stepped down this year and I would also like to acknowledge her remarkable leadership and commitment to our international work. CTU Secretary Sam Huggard has joined us to retain that important link and longtime UnionAID activist Nanette Cormack has also been appointed a Trustee on the nomination of our Action Committee.
With another year coming to an end it is timely to once again acknowledge the huge contribution of volunteers and Solidarity donors. UnionAID is heavily reliant on volunteers from the core group of our Action Committee to regional activists, particularly in Christchurch, Palmerston North and Hamilton. Kiwi Solidarity donors’ monthly donations are our life blood and, on behalf of the Trustees I would like to thank you Solidarity donors for this support, it truly is appreciated.