Published on 23rd June 2014
Volunteer Recruitment Manager Carolyn Mark joined VSA in 1984 and has held a number of titles in the intervening years – though probably her most valuable, she jokes, is "institutional memory”.
Wellington staff undertook clandestine operations to surprise her on April 30, her anniversary. Carolyn aced the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-style quiz prepared by Recruitment Coordinators Pam Francombe and Margie Meates, and MC'd by Fundraising Manager Karla Paotonu. It traversed fashion crimes, surprise appearances from Sir Edmund Hillary and a ”proposal” from the King of Bhutan.
Carolyn reminisced about her own recruitment, saying that the only concern VSA had about hiring her at the time "was that I wouldn't stay for very long.”
This article first appeared in the May 2014 issue of VSA's magazine Vista.