Central Leader : April 27th 2011
6 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 27, 2011 NEWS Find out more... www.kidsbikejams.co.nz or grab an entry form from your local bike shop Bike Jam on Sunday 22 May Entries close Monday 16 May Celebrating 10 years of Totara Park, Manukau FUN, MUD and BIKES for kids 5 -- 13 years! Awesome online competitions - Meridian Energy is giving away: Special 10TH birthday medals and T-shirts • A family cycling holiday on the Otago Rail Trail • 3 Specialized Kids' Hotrock mountain bikes You don't need to be in the Jams to enter! ENTER NOW! www.kidsbikejams.co.nz SAVE A LIFE WONS Red carpet arrival with complimentary glass of bubbles, three course meal, entertainment from The Mermaids, luxury goodie bag, MC Teuila Blakely, amazing auction items including a luxury holiday in Phuket, and lunch with rugby legends Jeff Wilson and Anthony Boric. Help us raise funds for a new mobile clinic so we can provide essential health checks for at risk women of Auckland www.wons.org.nz JOIN US AT SKYCITY FRIDAY, 6 MAY 2011, 6.30pm Tickets $145 per person or $1,350 for a table of 10. www.iticket.co.nz www.royaloakmall.co.nz 691 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland Tel: 09 625 4239 • Fax 09 625 8617 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SPCA head aims to grow a sound financial future By KELSEY FLETCHER Top dog: Christine Kalin has taken over the position of chief executive at the Auckland SPCA. ' We've got a wonderful village in Mangere but we need to reach out to the community more. ' SPCA CEO Christine Kalin A long-term sustain- ability plan is just one goal new Auckland SPCA chief executive Christine Kalin has in store for the not-for- profit organisation. Previously chief execu- tive at Odyssey House, a drug and rehabilitation centre, Ms Kalin says moving to the SPCA was timely. My career objective is to get organisations to a place of sustainability and after spending seven years at Odyssey House it was in that place,'' she says. The Mt Eden resident says she hasn't felt too out of place moving from Odyssey House to the SPCA. Whether it's the health of people or animals it's about giving delivery and effective services,'' Ms Kalin says. Ms Kalin began her career as a nurse, work- ing her way into man- agement positions in health. A move into the not- for-profit health sector at management level set her up for more recent jobs and paved the way to her current position. Ms Kalin's role is chal- lenging -- to make sure that the charity has a sustainable income. We rely a lot on the community for donations to keep us running. We don't know what's going to come in next week or next year so planning becomes quite difficult,'' she says. But we've got plans to open an opshop in Howick on April 29 called Opting for Animals.'' She also makes sure the organisation does all the work it is mandated to do effectively as it lobbies for a more humane society for animals. As chief executive I'm here to operationalise the strategies and aspirations of the board and deliver the messages back to the organis- ation,'' she says. She has many aspirations, including helping the SPCA retain its position as a charity of choice. I would also like to engage more young people in the organis- ation. We've got school programmes but young people are the future for the SPCA so it would be good to see them involved in a more intense and sustained way,'' she says. Growing the SPCA community is also on her mind,'' Ms Kalin says. We've got a wonderful village in Mangere but we need to reach out to the community more. For example I would like to see a small site on the North Shore and increase mobile ser- vices.'' She says it's exciting to be in the new position and she's honoured to be working for an organis- ation that is her favorite charity. This is a dream job for me and now that I'm working for the SPCA I would love to leave them in a position of financial sustainability.'' Auckland SPCA execu- tive director and New Zealand RSPCA presi- dent Bob Kerridge is delighted to welcome Ms Kalin to her new role. Christine brings with her a wealth of know- ledge and the profession- alism so necessary in an organisation carrying the stature enjoyed by the society,'' he says.
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