Mt 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:
Connectedness – we work to connect residents with each other, and with what is happening in the neighbourhood.
Active participation – we welcome and encourage all residents’ participation in the planning and implementation of programmes and projects.
Responsive leadership – we 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.
Stewardship – we 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:
Running of the Mt Pleasant 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 annun 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 and Staff
We currently have 9 committee members who were elected at our AGM in April 2017 and have the services of an Coordinator for 20 hours per week and an Administrator 15 hours per week.
We meet monthly on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre.
Our committee members are:
President: Kate Rawlings
Immediate Past President: Derek McCullough
Secretary: Phillip Ridge
Treasurer: Jenny Long
Members: Sue Wood, Corrine Paine, Euan Heffer, Andrew Lyttle
Representing Mt Pleasant Squash: Ann Harliwich
Administrator: Debbie Dunlop
A copy of our constitution can be found here – MPMCCRAI Constitution 09