A Brief History of Prominent Zonta Member:
Sue Miller, Club of East Auckland
1989 Convener of Programme Committee
1990-1991 Assistant Treasurer
2000 Director of Status of Women/International
2008 Director of PR/Service
2012 Director of Membership/Fellowship
1998, 2009, 2010, 2012 Member of Nominating Committee
I am honoured to be a Charter Member of the Zonta Club of East Auckland Inc.
During 28 years I have held most Board positions and been a member of all the committees. Currently I am Secretary.
My career has been in education. I am fortunate to have been a foundation staff member at two secondary schools, Rosehill College, Papakura and Macleans College, Bucklands Beach, the final 10 years as Deputy Principal. I have also had short term positions at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Manukau Institute of Technology.
After leaving teaching I took on a part time position as Manager of the Pakuranga and Howick Budgeting Service. This involved coordinating volunteer budgeting advisors whose role is to work with people from the community who wish to improve their financial situation. After 10 years, I recently retired from this role and am now finding out what it’s like to have a little more time to “do my own thing”. I have ideas of learning to play bridge and joining U3A.
Outside the working environment I have been involved in a number of voluntary roles with netball. These include coach, manager, team cook, assessor, committee member and board member. My present role is to train and manage bench officials in the Counties Manukau area. Personal highlights include being appointed Bench Manager for the test match, Silver Ferns vs Australia – the first sports event at Vector Arena in 2007 and later that year managing the Information Desk at the World Netball Champs in Auckland. I enjoy travelling, both within NZ and overseas.
Because of my background in education, this has been my main focus in Zonta. From 1990 to 2004 I organized our Club’s annual Science Award. This was for Year 13 young women in local secondary schools who were high achievers in science subjects. When two new secondary schools opened in our area our Club initiated a debating competition between the two schools. In 2005 I was one of the group who set this up. I also take a keen interest in the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award, Leadership and Rose Day Awards.