Wednesday, February 13, 2008

First meeting for SIRC Volunteers Interim committee

Solomon Islands Red Cross volunteers interim committee met on February 12, 2008 to discuss coming activities for the local Red Cross volunteers at the National Headquarters.
According to Aloysius Erobaea (acting SIRC volunteers committee chairman) the agenda of the meeting that day included;
1. The Red Cross volunteers committee to look at a proposed program for an Orientation session for new and present SIRC volunteers which would be held on the Thursday 21st February 2008.
2. Discussion was also on how to inform the present volunteers and interest people from public who would like to attend that orientation session.
3. Formulated a small financial budget to cover transportation cost to drop volunteers/ potential volunteers at the meeting and a light refreshment after the session for those would attend the volunteers orientation session.
4. Discussed an initiative to draw up a volunteer 2008 action plan in relation to the volunteers support to SIRC programs and activities.
Mr. Aloysius said the need for 2008 volunteers action plan is to improve the organization and services of the volunteers.
Prior to the action plan, Mr. Niniu Oligao (SIRC Dissemination officer) suggested during the meeting there is a need for the committee to check with SIRC program officers on what planned activities they would need all volunteers to team to assist.
The interim volunteers committee consists of all volunteers elected towards the end of 2007. Its roles are to organize SIRC volunteers at the national headquarters to assist in programs and disaster response activities and as a focal point the SIRC Volunteers management can work with in decision makings, volunteers development initiatives and discussing matters concerning volunteers of the local Red Cross.
The Solomon Islands Red Cross volunteers committee and volunteers management would like to thank the hard working volunteers for their commitments and dedications to help the vulnerable communities in 2007. And they are looking forward for another year of teamwork and empowerments among the Red Cross people.