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is a social organisation where
Fun, Friendship and Fellowship
have real meaning

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Friendship New Zealand Incorporated (FNZI) is a welcoming social organisation for people living in New Zealand who are retired, semi-retired or soon-to-retire. If you are in that "golden" stage of your life, woman or man, our Clubs could be a great option for you.

This website provides information about Friendship New Zealand Inc. and about the many Clubs that are registered with FNZI.

Clubs who are interested in affiliating to FNZI go here.

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Issue 19 - May 2017

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson

GraemeSince the February edition of Highlights the Council has undertaken a number of activities. Chris Winstanley, our District 9940 Councillor, has been appointed to the position of Treasurer. Chris is doing an excellent job providing well prepared reports to Council in a very efficient in manner. Mrs Joan Dykes, who was standing in as an appointee for District 9920, requested to stand down which was accepted by Council. Joan did an excellent job as Councillor, not only by keeping in contact with clubs in her District but assisting in the production of the officers’ Handbook and also the new Constitution. Our thanks go to Joan for her input to Council.

Council is very fortunate in replacing Joan, with Peter McEniery of the St Johns Remuera Club. This was the result of no nominations being received when the position was vacant so Council appointed Peter. As the vacancy for a Councillor for District 9930 also resulted in no nominations, an approach was made to Bryan McKenzie, a member of the Tauranga Vision club. Bryan has agreed to volunteer for the position and was duly appointed at a recent Council meeting. Council is grateful to both Peter and Bryan for accepting these two appointments.

As you are now aware, on 20 April last the Registrar of Incorporated Societies approved the change of name for our organisation to be, Friendship New Zealand Incorporated. It is pleasing to see that many clubs are adopting this name into their own name. We also have a new logo which clubs can download from our website. 

The draft copy of the proposed Constitution has gone out to clubs for their comment and any suggested improvements they may wish to have included in the final draft.

Secretary Jim Taylor has been working with a printing and engraving company to produce decals and badges, etc. for our organisation. We thank Jim for his contribution in this regard.

Order Forms will be sent shortly to clubs which will allow them to purchase regalia and stationery as required. Many thanks also to Erik Vermaat our Webmaster who has spent many hours working with the migration to our new website.

Council had a face to face meeting in Rotorua at the beginning of April which was very productive. A meeting was also held with a number of clubs in the district. Councillors were really appreciative of the support shown at this meeting and the friendly manner in which they were greeted.

I am disappointed to report that, due to a falling membership and being unable to appoint a committee, a number of clubs have voted to close and have advised their withdrawal from FNZI. I wish all club members the very best for a good winter period with no sickness, and to those members going to warmer climes please enjoy and remember us at home.

Kind regards,
Graeme Pierson
Chairman - FNZI

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