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Issue 23 - May 2018

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson


It is with pleasure that I write this report for the May edition of our Highlights newsletter. Ms Chris Winstanley was elected Treasurer/Secretary in the interim period until our meeting in August. Mr Richard Thumath of the Red Beach Combined Club was appointed to Council as the Councillor for District 9910. I, and my fellow Councillors, look forward to working with Richard on Council.

As winter draws near a great number of our members take a break at this time of year to travel to warmer climates and require Travel Insurance. FNZI does not have a policy for Travel Insurance but through our brokers, Wills Towers Watson, we have arranged travel insurance with Allianz New Zealand. To access this please go to the Information tab in the Club Area on our website. We have been advised that all insurance companies have increased their fees, especially for people with pre-existing medical conditions. I believe there is cheaper insurance available, however a number of these cheaper offers come with fishhooks and the advice we have had is that such offers should be thoroughly checked.

Recently I accepted an invitation to attend a meeting of the Taradale Men’s Club and speak to members about FNZI as the club was considering disaffiliating from FNZI and joining another similar organisation. A member of the other organisation was also invited to attend the same meeting. 

He spoke to members but had left the meeting before my arrival. Following the morning tea break I spoke to members and left immediately afterwards. Later that day I was advised that members had voted by a significant majority to stay with Friendship New Zealand Incorporated. This news was very pleasing, and we are very happy to have this club retain their affiliation with FNZI. I thank President John and members for the kind reception I received at their meeting.

I would like to remind members that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Friendship New Zealand Incorporated will be held in Christchurch on Wednesday, 29 August at 1.30pm at the Bishopdale Reformed Church, 90 Highsted Road. As mentioned in the Preliminary Notice sent to all clubs on 17 April 2018, any club wishing to submit a Remit, to please send it to our Council Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to PO Box 245, Rangiora 7440, to arrive prior to 14 June 2018.

In closing, I refer to the last edition of Highlights in which I advised that Councillor Tony Newton and I would travel to Winton in March to speak to the Winton Men’s Club as they wanted to return to FNZI. After we spoke and responded to questions raised, club members voted to re-affiliate with Friendship New Zealand Inc. Their affirmation and support of FNZI is acknowledged and appreciated. Tony and I were very grateful for the hospitality we were given by the Winton Men’s Club members.

Graeme Pierson
Chairman FNZI

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