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Welcome

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 27 - May 2019

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson

Graeme

Annual General Meeting

A formal notice has been sent to all clubs advising the AGM is to be held in Auckland on 21 August 2019. Please note, any Remit is required to be in the hands of the Centre Administrator by 11 June 2019.

Certificates for Club Anniversaries/Life Membership

Where a club requires such a certificate, the request should in the first instance be made to your local Councillor who will then liaise with the Centre Administrator for the production of such. If your club wishes, a request can be made to your local Councillor to attend and present the certificate on behalf of FNZI, provided the Councillor is available on that day.

Interclub meetings

In recent times there have been informal meetings involving area clusters of FNZI clubs. To date such meetings have taken place in Auckland (North Shore), Tauranga, Mid/South Canterbury and Southland. It has been reported that such meetings have proved beneficial in discussing matters such as club management, membership, travel, speakers etc and are great for the exchange of ideas and the building of camaraderie amongst local member clubs. Your local Councillor will always be willing to assist and should be invited to participate.

 

Club management issues

The FNZI Council is concerned some clubs have experienced or are experiencing difficulties with being able to fill key management roles within their club. If your club is having such a problem, you may not be alone in this regard. Don’t hesitate to speak with your Councillor and with nearby Friendship Club officials if possible, to share ideas and to try and seek local remedies. Sadly, it is a sign of the times, sometimes with advancing age and lack of willing helpers, there has been the odd closure when a club membership has no longer considered itself able to carry on. Fortunately, in many instances, members from such clubs have joined other nearby FNZI Clubs thereby adding strength to those clubs. What is very satisfying to Council is the fact that amongst our current FNZI clubs, there is now a feeling of strength of purpose and of belonging to a strong and respected organisation.

Administrator

Rosemarie our Administrator is pleased with the rate of affiliation payments being received from member clubs. These of course are now due. Please ensure that when sending your clubs affiliation payment to her, please complete the form sent on 17 May requesting the full contact details of the club’s management persons as required on the form. If you have already paid your fees but not completed the form, please complete this and return it as soon as possible.

Yours in Friendship
Graeme Pierson, Chairman FNZI

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