AUCKLAND, May 09, 2018 – Every new journey begins with a single step – after launching the PATA New Zealand AUT Student Chapter in September 2017 and forming a game plan for the upcoming year(s), it was time to recruit new members and finally start our little PATA family here in New Zealand! With the beginning of Semester 1 in March 2018, we started the recruitment campaign with a fantastic result – 60 students that were keen on becoming part of the PATA family! We organized a Kick-Off Event on 09th May (of course with some nibbles and dibbles sponsored by the School of Hospitality & Tourism) to welcome our new members, hand out their certificates, inform them about their responsibitly as PATAs and share our vision!
During the Kick-Off Event we asked the new PATAs three fundamental questions and initatied a brainstorming session with fantastic results:
- What do you expect from your chapter membership?
- What do you want to bring to the chapter? What is your contribution?
- What activities/events would you be mostly interested in?
Crowning the Kick-Off Event, we asked our new PATAs to build groups that help drive our vision, support organizing events and activities and spreading our ideas – now we have five teams that regularly meet to live the PATA dream here at AUT: Volunteering Activities, Field Trips, Speaker Series, Promotions & Marketing, Administration & Membership Database. Some great projects are already in the pipline – staty tuned!