CWS is grateful to Peter Williams for his tremendous contribution to CWS. For 10 years he systematically filed the donation slips and records that make our work possible. The process required attention to detail and accuracy. Something Peter did so well.
When Peter retired as vicar at St Michael’s and All Angels, Otautahi Christchurch in 2012, he took up the vacant position of filing processed donations. Peter archived 15,046 batches representing tens of thousands of donations. Peter filed each batch so that staff could easily respond to donor inquiries and meet Inland Revenue requirements to hold them for 7 years.
Peter would often arrive in time for the morning coffee where he shared stories and insights from his life and work. After a lively discussion, he would get to work. He started by covering a large table with the batch numbers written neatly on green paper. He would then file the numbered receipts before stacking them neatly in recycled boxes. After Christmas or a major emergency appeal, there were more batches. At other times of the year, he did not have to come in so often. Peter filed his last batch, number 23,620 on July 25, 2022.
National Director Murray Overton thanked Peter for his important contribution to our life at the annual Christmas party.
March, 6, 2023