Long-serving staff honoured.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Association executives (Achievements and awards)
Pub Date: 10/01/2010
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: Oct, 2010 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 9
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles
Organization: Organization: New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Persons: Named Person: McCullum, Jenny; Alexander, Glenda; Olsthoorn, Lyn
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 241179384
Full Text: Three long-serving NZNO members were honoured at NZNO's annual conference in Wellington last month.

Dunedin office administrator and regional secretary Jenny McCullum was honoured for her ten years with the organisation and industrial adviser/organising operations manager Glenda Alexander, based in Dunedin, and co-ordinating organiser Lyn Olsthoorn, based in Palmerston North, have each given 20 years' service to NZNO. Both began work on the same day.

Presenting McCullum with flowers and a certificate, business services manager Kevin O'Neill said her work epitomised that of the business services team in its commitment to providing services to members and staff.

Organising services manager Cee Payne said she was enormously proud to be presenting awards to two members of her team who were staunch defenders of workers' rights and dedicated to members. Payne gave a brief outline of their roles in NZNO over their 20 years and thanked them for their outstanding service.

Accepting her acknowledgement, Olsthoorn said throughout her journey working in the Central region, many people had supported her. She loved being an organiser and never regretted her decision to leave her position as a registered nurse at Horowhenua Hospital "As an organiser, I've never been bored."

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Alexander said she had probably learnt more from members than she could have ever put into the organisation and had really valued her time with NZNO. Members and staff had been important in her journey. "I thank you all for everything you have done for us--we really value it."
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