Expression of Interest for ACCW Board Role

In the last African Community Council of Wellington (ACCW) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 15 October 2022, a 12-Member Board was elected. The Board according to the ACCW constitution is made up of the President, 2 Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Immediate Past President and 5 Members. Regional ethnic/multicultural membership is also encouraged to ensure all African communities are represented on the council. The Board regularly invites affiliate organisations such as the Victoria University African Student Association, external collaborators and members to present proposals. 

In addition, to effectively manage Board functions and initiatives, there are six sub-committees. In some instances, the board has sort requisite skills for leads in the subcommittees which report to the Board. The sub-committees are:

  1. Health and Wellbeing Sub-committee
  2. Planning and Events Sub-committee
  3. Policy and Academic Sub-committee
  4. Youth and Sports Sub-committee
  5. Media and Communication Sub-committee
  6. Men, Women and Children Sub-committee

Over the course of 19 months, the Board has had a few resignation in line with section 26(c) of the ACCW constitution and inactive status based on section 26(e) of the ACCW constitution. While it is challenging for the Board to deliver on its vision in line with the wider African community aspirations, the Board is now looking to fill seven vacant roles in the Board via this Expression of Interest (EOI). If you have the zeal to serve the African community, possess progressive vision and equipped with adequate skillset, do fill out this EOI. 

According to the ACCW constitution, there is no hinderance to volunteering for service on the Board apart from Sections 23.3, 25.6, 25.8 and 25.9. The EOI will remain open until positions are filled or the next AGM in October. Submit EOI here.