Trust nominations receive a strong response

There has been a strong interest in the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust’s upcoming elections on 19 November, with three nominations received already.

Six trustee positons will be contested during the elections with at least one new face guaranteed on the trust following the announcement that current Trust chairman, Grahame Hall, will retire in November.

Trust manager, Tony Gill, says the Trust is thrilled with the interest from the Rotorua community for this year’s elections.

“The Trust has an impact on just about every person in Rotorua so it’s essential that our board has a diverse mix of skilled people who reflect our community.

“We want to attract applicants from a range of different backgrounds, ethnicities and ages, who are passionate about Rotorua, and have the skills to make a difference.

“The Trust exists to contribute towards a more vibrant Rotorua community, and one of the key roles of trustees is to effectively and responsibly oversee the growth of the Trust’s assets in order to deliver on this core objective.

“The Trust’s capital is one of the largest of any charitable trust in New Zealand. It is the role of the six trustees to act both as guardians and enablers – protecting the fund and ensuring grants are directed to groups that have a positive impact on the community.”

Nominations will be able to be made up until 12 noon, Friday 23 September, 2016.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Trust’s website, or collected from the Trust office during normal business hours at 1358 Eruera Street.

For more information, contact the Rotorua Trust on 07 347 6239 or the electoral office on 0800 922 822.

As at 5.00pm Monday 6 September, nominations have been received from:

Jo-Anne La Grouw
Sandra Kai Fong
Peter Bentley

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