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Issue 15 - May 2016

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson

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It is with pleasure I write this report following my appointment as Chairman by Council in March last. The Council objective is to put the past to rest and move onwards to the benefit of all Clubs affiliated to Fellowship NZ Inc.

There are several matters that need attention and we are working towards achieving this. The main one is the preparation of a Constitution for the Fellowship NZ Inc. organisation and to this end we have engaged a person to do this on our behalf. The proposed document will then be sent out to clubs for comments. It is hoped that this may be completed in time to put forward at the AGM of FNZI in late August.

Over the past four months meetings with clubs have been held in Wellington, Whangarei, Nelson, Gisborne, Napier, North Harbour, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Hamilton Dunedin and Wanaka, some I have had the privilege to attend with other members of Council. It is very pleasing to note that we have been well received by members attending. The Clubs have been invited to partake in group meetings discussing what they require from Council and ways in which we may further assist clubs.

It is quite clear that the Name is one of the most important matters that is confusing clubs at this time. It is important to remember that Fellowship is only a temporary name and steps are underway to try and solve this problem as quickly as possible.

At the present time Clubs are being asked to forward their affiliation dues to the Council Administrator or pay direct to the bank account. The methods of payment are shown on the Website in the Club Section. I have to report that a number of clubs have decided not renew their affiliation due to various reasons which is their choice. However some clubs are closing mainly because a smaller membership leaves less members who are prepared to take on the responsibility as an office bearer. Some clubs have stated they are just sitting back to see where the future lies and may reconsider affiliating at a later date. We would be happy to accept these clubs back, at any time.
This Council is committed to working for the benefit of all clubs and we are hoping to keep progressing in the future. If any member has any queries please do not hesitate to contact either our Centre Administrator or the Councillor for your area. My personal thanks to all clubs that supported our various meetings and for the thanks we received. My best wishes to all Clubs.
Graeme Pierson
Council Chairman, FNZI

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