About Us

Mt Pleasant Community Centre & Residents Association IncMt Pleasant Community Centre & Residents Association Inc. or MPCC for short has been part of the Mt Pleasant Community for 62 years. Originally established at the same time as the Community Centre was built, our role is a wide one and essentially it is to ensure that the social, cultural and recreational needs of our community are fulfilled.

Our Vision is:

Mt Pleasant is a community that is welcoming, responsive and dynamic

Our Mission is:

To nurture community life and vitality

Our Values are:

Connectednesswe work to connect residents with each other, and with what is happening in the neighbourhood.

Active participationwe welcome and encourage all residents’ participation in the planning and implementation of programmes and projects.

Responsive leadershipwe take action on issues that affect our community.

Community–led we actively seek residents’ ideas about what is important.

Preparedness we plan so that our community is ready to respond in a disaster, to help each other and to be able to assist other neighbourhoods.

Stewardshipwe manage and maintain the resources we have for the future benefit of our neighbourhood and the wider community.

Aroha we care about the well-being of everyone in our neighbourhood.

Our current projects involve:

Rebuilding the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre

Running of the Mt Pleasant Temporary community centre

Running the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Organising community events such as Estuary Fest

Keeping our community connected with our E-Newsletter, the Pleasant News (quarterly hard copy newsletter), web and Facebook

Maintaining our the Mt Pleasant Response & Resilience plan and network of Street Coordinators

Our story can be found here Mt Pleasant Community Centre Story

How can you support us?

Currently the Association depends on grants and residents’ subscriptions to fund its activities and run the temporary centre. Please show your support for the work we do by becoming a member of the Association, only $25.00 per annum for a household or $15 for a single person. Membership of the Association entitles you to voting rights on the new community centre and the running the Temporary Community Centre. You will find a form to join us here: Annual Membership / Renewal Form.

Become involved – why not volunteer?

We are always keen to receive new volunteers. Volunteers are needed for regular activities and for one off tasks. Regular activities you could be involved with are: being rostered on the the community information stall at the Farmers Market (one week in eight), quarterly newsletter deliveries, mail outs, building or garden maintenance, being part of the Response & Resilience or Events teams. We also encourage and support ‘champions’ – people who are happy to lead an activity for community benefit.

Committee photo montage Aug16Committee

We currently have 10 committee members who were elected at our AGM in March 2016 and have the services of an Earthquake Recovery coordinator for 20 hours per week and an administrator 10 hours per week.

Our committee members are:

Coordinator: Karen Theobald

Administrator: Debbie Dunlop

We meet monthly on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Mt Pleasant Temporary Community Centre.

A copy of our constitution can be found here – MPMCCRAI Constitution 09