Kick-Off 2018 by PATA New Zealand AUT Student Chapter

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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!