Victoria Park is represented on the Junior City Council, a youth leadership council that seeks to serve the community of Port Elizabeth. Our school has a strong tradition of being represented on the executive of this prestigious council.
I must admit that I was quite intimidated, when I was elected to represent Victoria Park on the Junior City Council. Having had the previous 2009 senior (Kirsty Clarke), winning Councilor of the Year Award and then my senior, Nicola Hanekom being elected to the executive board as head of editorial, I realised that Victoria Park was flying the flag high. However, after a couple of meetings and a camp where I made many memories, I found myself at ease with voicing my opinion. Every second Tuesday of the month, I would proudly put on my green robe and get ready for the table topics and the Lion roar.
My tenure so far has been hard work, but I have learnt invaluable lessons with regards to teamwork and trusting in my abilities. It is quite an experience to work with people from all around Port Elizabeth, coming together for a common goal, namely to serve and better the community.
This past year, we have been involved in organizing a range of events, of which the biggest was probably the JCC Ball, and all the proceeds from this event went towards funding all our other projects. I was honoured to be elected onto the executive as the treasurer of the JCC for the tenure 2010/2011 and I was glad to continue a proud VP tradition.
I would like to wish my new junior councilor, Kim Smith, the best of luck for the new tenure and I’m sure she will do us all proud. At the same time it’s a sad goodbye to senior councilor, Nicola Hanekom, who has been an outstanding example and a friend to me. I wish her well with whatever lies in her bright future.
Lastly, a word of thanks to Ms Meyer, who has always been supportive, of all our endeavours on the council.