Wendy Spiller belatedly receiving the Rotary Club of Howick Police Person of the Year Award for 2021 from President Madeleine East and Convenor David Owen
Former police Area Commander Wendy Spiller was our guest speaker at the club’s dinner meeting. 

The evening was an opportunity to formally present the Rotary Club of Howick Police Person of the Year Award to Wendy after she became the recipient in 2021 but had been unavailable to receive it due to Covid work pressures. The Award was for the amazing job she had done while in her role as Area Commander and having dedicated 34 years to Police service.
Following this presentation Wendy provided some reflections on her work as Area Commander and Controller of the Auckland’s southern border under Covid in addition to outlining her new position as Director of the International Police Woman’s Conference which will be held in Auckland in 2023. The conference will be one of the few that combine two organizations, the International Organization of Women in Policing and the Australasian Organization for Women in Policing. 

Wendy is very excited about her new role as Conference Director and asked if the club could assist her with some small goodwill gifts that she can use to encourage support for the NZ conference as in preparation she will be attending the individual organization’s conferences being held in Sydney and Toronto in 2022.