The AMPJP offered me the option of working from home but I decided that an office elsewhere would give me more enjoyment of my home. I was fortunate to find an affordable room on the first floor of the building that houses the Newcastle Catholic Parish office (in the former St Joseph’s Convent). The room that AMPJP is renting is very spacious and its wall colour and decorations give it a formal atmosphere. The AMPJP bought a laptop with two-screen docking station. I chose to have a standing desk and I find it keeps me conscious of my posture and moving between tasks more than I did when I used a computer while seated.
There was a considerable amount of work in changing the registered office and contact details for the AMPJP with various agencies.
I am very grateful for the very organised condition of the records that Pat Bugden handed over. I can see that he was an excellent choice as the AMPJP Executive Officer during the establishment period. Pat has been a great support as I make my way through the many strategic and administrative tasks of this position.