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Issue 25 - November 2018

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson

Graeme

Nominations for Councillors were called for Districts D20 and D70 due to the rotation in place for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2021 and as a result Peter McEniery was nominated for D20 and I was nominated for D70. As there were no further nominations Peter and I were then appointed to the positions. Nominations were also called for D10 which is still vacant and again no nominations were received which was very disappointing. Councillor McEniery has agreed in the interim to continue representing that District as well.

On 18 September last a meeting of representatives of Friendship NZ Inc. Clubs from the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast was held at Mairangi Bay and arranged by the President of East Bays Friendship Club Ted Brock. The intention of the meeting was to establish contact with one another, to share information and ideas and generally collaborate and network. Councillor Peter McEniery attended and addressed the meeting of members of ten clubs attending with one apology. Our thanks go to Ted Brock for his initiative in arranging this meeting with the result that it was agreed to hold three meetings each year.

The Council members have been busy over the past few months with visits to meetings throughout their Districts mainly to clubs celebrating their birthday celebrations. Friendship NZ supply Certificates to clubs celebrating birthdays starting with 15 years and then every 5 years after that when requested. 

 

As the result of a review of the Districts, Councilor Chris Winstanley visited the two clubs in Gisborne and they have agreed to now be part of the lower North Island area.

I recently had a request for advice from a member of a club who had sought to transfer to another Friendship Club, but the request was declined by the club. As we recognize the autonomy of all clubs and there is no transfer system in Friendship NZ Inc. rules. Clubs may or may not accept new members as they choose.

Another query I received was from a club where they wanted to retain their present President for a further term although the standard club constitution states a one-year term. This was included to encourage a sharing of duties, but it is not compulsory. My understanding is that if a club want to re-elect their standing President for another term, and he/she is properly nominated, then the club can vote for whomever they wish to be their President.

I would now on behalf of Council members and myself thank all clubs for their support over the past year and wish you and your members a wonderful and friendly festive season.

Kind Regards,
Graeme Pierson, Chairman, FNZI

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