Job Description: Group Coordinator
Permanent, part-time, 10 hours per week (9 months per year), $20 per hour.
The application deadline is midnight Wednesday 26th August. Please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ring Melanie Neeley, Groups Co-ordinator 04 383 8255 if you have any questions about the role. The job description is attached below.
Mothers Network Core Group (ie the MN Governing Body) is going through a period of significant change.
If you are passionate about Mothers Network, and think you can fill a Governance Body or committee member role, please email email@example.com. The future of our organisation is dependent on the support we receive from you, our members.
For various reasons, most of the women who are part of the current Governing Body have resigned, and we therefore need to urgently fill a number of formal voluntary roles in order to continue operating effectively. These volunteer roles are well supported by our paid staff and require a commitment of approximately 10 hours a month.
We are all aware of the wonderful service that MN has provided to many women for over 30 years. For this to successfully continue, we need a committed and passionate Governing Body which can safeguard and direct the organisation going forward.
We would love to hear from you, and are very happy to answer any questions you may have about what the roles involve.
Latest Groups Announced
We have announced the planned groups schedule for the rest of the year in a newsletter to interested mums. You can see it for yourself at http://eepurl.com/QMCPv
Matariki at Government House
In May, Mothers Network was invited to a reception at Government House to celebrate Matariki. In particular, the theme for the evening was celebrating New Zealand women.
One of our Core Group members Eleanor Harkness represented Mothers Network at the reception. Eleanor said she met some interesting women from other organisations and got to meet Lady Janine who knew of Mothers Network's existence and that we are not a new organisation. It's always pleasing to hear that people know about Mothers Network and the work we do.
Megan is one of the Mums who was a member of our Term 4 2012 Island Bay group. Megan wrote this special poem about her experiences and what led her to Mothers' Network. Thank you for sharing it with us Megan.
Sometimes we gallop down the path
Today we pick flowers on the way
we go slow
We won’t get there very fast, infact we’re gonna be late
Mummy will just have to learn to go
with the flow
Sometimes we want our Mamas close
Cause we need to have a cry
Our burden has got heavy and
we can no longer try
To juggle all the jobs at once
Somethings gotta give
We lose our sleep, we lose our minds
We lose what we’re about
We forget to give ourselves a break
and we need to have it spelled out
That Mummy is important too and
other things can wait
The chores can marinate tonight cause
Mummy needs a break
We long for peace and quiet but
we want our voice heard
And date nights so far have only ended up absurd!
We just want some chocolate or a soppy DVD
or maybe a bath of bubbles and a glass of pinot gris
We learn the lesson that to truly treat ourselves
we need to pay a babysitter and get the hell out of the house
Sometimes we have to raise our voice
Sometimes we need to scream!
We can’t seem to tell our partners what we really need
And they get annoyed with us and want to have some space
Did our friends with kids just not tell us about what parents face?
But sometimes a woman has to do what a woman has to do
She needs to make a plan right now or she will be screwed
To do something she used to do, like going to a gig
or throwing back a wine or beer, or in the garden to dig
It’s ok to be angry or be bitter for a while,
Cause when we’re tired our emotions, they tend to run wild
But taking some time out to breathe, and talking to a friend,
or joining a mothers network group before you go around the bend!
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