Plunket chases new leader


The departing president of Wakatipu Plunket warns a successor must be found or it will be run from afar.

Queenstown mother of two Nicky Thompson has served the maximum of four years at the helm and must now stand down at the Wakatipu branch’s annual meeting on November 5.

“We’re desperately looking for a new president. There’s no natural successor – we’re looking for people to put their hand up.

“We need to fill the office bearer positions. If they are not filled, the branch comes out of local area control.”
Thompson says the position of treasurer is covered but a new secretary is also needed.

New committee members are welcome to join the ranks of the volunteer organisation which acts as a support for new mums.

Thompson, a mother of two youngsters aged five and two, says being president, which involves chairing meetings, is not “too scary”.

“I’ve developed personally and learned some new skills. I’m not stepping off the committee and will be there to guide and assist.”