Dear Inner Circle,
I was sitting in our front garden yesterday when a woman ran towards me and shouted, “I need money!” I guess she hoped that I’d react to her sense of panic and find some cash in super-quick time. “What do you need?” I asked. “A thousand dollars” she replied. “Woah!”, I said, “You’re miles out of my ballpark to help.” “But you drive a Mercedes Benz!” she said. I was a bit surprised. “It’s silver and it’s convertible.” I confessed that I would love a Mercedes if I could afford one, but she was sadly mistaken, “A mate had one that I rode in it once but that was my only ride in a Mercedes ever. When he sold it, I needed a course of anti-depressants and some serious counselling.” The lady looked at me like she never believed a word. “But, you own this whole building” she said. She looked in awe at the front of the Wayside building. Lots of street dwellers have the view that the building in front of us is my personal possession. “I hate to ruin a good story but I don’t own any building of any kind, anywhere.” “Well, what about one hundred dollars then?” she asked. “How about two dollars?” I offered. The deal was done.
Notwithstanding some propaganda about my leadership qualities, the real truth is that Wayside’s incredible history of success is due in large measure to the competence and passion of our Board. We’re currently looking for a Company Secretary and maybe you or someone you know might love such a role. You’d work with the CEO and the Chair as well as with the heads of our various Board sub-committees to ensure our governance is of the highest standard as Wayside heads into a promising and complex future. We’re looking for someone with “runs on the board”. Perhaps someone who is nearing retirement from the corporate sector in such a role, who’d like a paid role in a reduced capacity into the future. Does this sound like you or someone you know? I’m keen to hear from you.Thanks for being part of our inner circle,
Rev Graham Long
Pastor & CEO