The Association held its annual general meeting resulting in a change to its top table.
New President is Dr Ershad Ali, an economist and honourary Trade Commissioner for the Maldives. Dr Ali takes over from Brian Lay, a retired Chartered Accountant who turns 80 in January and felt that after some forty years, with over thirty of them sitting at the front thought it would be appropriate to make way for new blood.
Mr Lay remains on the executive.
Samantha Farquhar was elected to the position of Vice President and presents a new younger face to the executive. Combined with her knowledge of Massey and as a coordinator for Massey Matters, the Association plans to revitilize the interest in resident and ratepayer organisations and continue its objectives for another 88 years of by working with statutory bodies for the general advancement and improvement of the districts of Massey and Birdwood for the benefit of the ratepayers, residents and visitors. The Association will continue its work to establish, improve or preserve social, cultural or sporting activities or amenities or the unique environment of the area.
Continuing as Secretary/Treasurer is John Riddell, who has been in the job for over eleven years and responsible for the upgrades to the hall and local initiatives undertaken by the Association for the community such as the establishment of a newsletter.