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Issue 17 - Month November 2016

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson


Over the past couple of days I have been reminded of the earthquakes that we suffered in Christchurch in 2010-2011. I am well aware of the shocks during the earthquakes and aftershocks many months later. The latest series were firstly in the North Canterbury/ Marlborough area, especially along the east coast from Kaikoura north and then onto Wellington and other places north. It appears the aftershocks were just like the days we suffered here in Canterbury. I would like to pass onto our members, my sympathy to any of you who have suffered any injuries or loss of property. I am sure all members of Fellowship NZ Inc will also wish them for a speedy recovery.

The Council has been very busy over the past three months or so and a sub-committee has produced a handbook for Clubs – two copies of which have been mailed to all clubs affiliated to FNZI. Councillor Joan Dykes, who was in charge of this project and also the anonymous lady who produced the finished article, are be congratulated for the nice user-friendly booklet they produced.

Councillor Mike Healy and a small sub-committee formed from Fellowship members in Napier have forwarded to the Council a list of suggested names for our organization. The list will be forwarded shortly to all affiliated clubs for them to vote for the name they prefer. 

We have obtained a legal opinion on the use of the phrase “formerly Probus of ABCX”, or “previously the Probus Club of ABCX”, which differs to what A J Park advised clubs recently. Our advisers state we can use these statements.

A draft FNZI Constitution has been looked at by a Council sub-committee and, as a result, has been referred to legal advisers for their final editing. When this Constitution is returned and approved by Council, it will be sent to all affiliated clubs.

During the past couple of months it has been my pleasure to visit a number of clubs including Queen Charlotte Club in Picton, the Combined Club of Beavertown in Blenheim, Benvenue Men’s Club in Timaru, and Mackenzie Club in Fairlie. As well I have attended a number of Area Clubs’ meeting around Christchurch and have been impressed with the kind and friendly manner in which I have been received by these clubs and their members. There has been strong support for FNZI in these places. Council have held a number of meetings via electronic systems which has led to easier working environment for us to work in.

As the end of the year nears, I would like to wish all members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Kind Regards,

Graeme Pierson
Chairman, FNZI

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