Cadet activities at T S Chatham is made possible by the ongoing support of the Unit, parents, families and the local community. The Unit Support Committee meets monthly to assist the Unit in providing opportunities for the Cadets.
All supporters of the Unit welcome to attend.
Each Cadet Unit has a Parent Support Committee which is a branch of the National Support organisations Sea Cadet Association New Zealand (SCANZ) This is the community part of the partnership with the Government through the New Zealand Defence Force.
Parent Support Committees are comprised of interested parents, caregivers, grandparents, ex-cadets, members of the local community and anyone else who has the interest of NZ Cadet Forces.
Your Unit Parent Support Committee is responsible for:
Liaising with the local community and publicising the activities and achievements of the unit.
Provide and administer funds for the maintenance and training requirements of the unit.
Actively recruiting new cadets and officers.
Support and supervise local activities when required.
Parent Support Committees meet whenever there is a requirement to make decisions and plans on providing support for the unit, usually once a month. Meetings follow the normal meeting format and are generally relaxed. Everyone is encouraged to contribute their knowledge and expertise.
Members of the Committee are not required to attend weekly parade nights, their role is to provide the support which is not provided by NZ Cadet Forces or the Unit Officers.