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AGM Minutes 2013

WNZ AGM Dunedin Thursday Feb 7 2013 3:30
Present
Bruce Spedding (Chair), Tony Limburg, Mark McGregor, Harry Carr, Tom Mc Gregor, Annie Crombie, Anton Blijlevens,
Jim Rodgers, Laurence Carey, Taylor Boyd, Harry Reed, Des Cowley, Xanthe Bowater,Sue Bradley,Greg Bowater,
Rachel Low, Simon Hall,Bernard Carey, Nigel Robinson.

Apologies
Andrea Bowater

Minutes of last AGM
Circularised. Accepted Bruce S/Greg B Carried

Matters arising
Insurance levy on National status events. To be paid before event with the risk management docs. Cost structure to be simplified to $100 for predicted participants under 20 and $200 for larger events.
While our liability insurance covers kite events( at extra cost to us) there has been no support from the kite community. No one in kiting has offered to assist Anton with the risk management of events.

Bruce moved that kite event cover be dropped from the next insurance renewal (Sept 2013) unless circumstances chnaged. Seconder Des C. Carried.It was clarified that WNZ has no insurance cover for any event unless risk management docs have been submitted to Anton.

Funding/ sponsorship.
On going search- Andrea Bowater may be able to assist. Event report for sponsors mentioned again. Could still be improved.

President’s report
Olympic decision in favour of kiting. Poorly done and a waste of energy. Yachting NZ not strong enough in their support of windsurfing. London Olympics- mens result fine. No NZ woman participant. YNZ could do better in succession planning.

Neil Pryde books donated by Neil P. One went to the Techno Assoc, one on Trade me for the ChCH earthquake fund.

Event calendar.AWA and CWA produced good calendars. The national calendar took a while to assemble and needs to be out earlier ie June/July. Even events that need to have some flexibility can be approximately scheduled.

Bruce acknowledged Anton’s work looking after risk management, Sue’s work with instructor training and
Tony’s work as treasurer.

Peter Head is now instructor co-ordinator.Instruction video was not funded by Water Safety NZ and was bounced to Yachting NZ.

Publicity and sponsorship. Seems Ok on a local level but seems difficult to achieve on a national basis. We may have to pay someone. Greg Bowater may be able to help.

Treasurers report.
Slight profit. Biggest expense sports liability insurance. Accepted Des C. Greg B Carried

Anton commented that most clubs have good financial resources and may be able to assist with any national projects.
Election of Officers
President- Bruce Spedding Nominated Des, Seconded Anton Elected
Secretary- on hold until work load increases.
Paul V is unable to continue with membership/sail number administration. Laurence Carey volunteered to take over that work.

Treasurer- Tony Limburg. Nominated Bruce/ Des Elected
Race Committee- Anton and James Dinnis Nominated Annie C and Tony L Elected

Junior administrator-U15
Some discussion on the structure of the junior administration. Greg B suggested it should be more regional based. Auckland currently has Nadine Holten who is quite active.
Anton suggested NI and SI co ordinator. Anton will investigate a possible structure. Bruce S will check as to whether Nadine is interested in continuing.

Laurence Carey mentioned that publicity for junior events is lacking. Junior facebook page exists.

Anton suggested that a national e-mail database be established to promote junior and all events. He will try to get all clubs to supply databases.

Instruction co-ordinator-Peter Head Nom Sue B/ Bruce S. Elected
Regional club co-ordinator- on hold
Bruce S to investigate interactive web based calendar to make event scheduling easier.
Youth rep-Laurence Carey Nom Bruce S, Mark Mc gregor. Elected

General business
Anton mentioned cheap promotional material-flags/ banners etc available via Laurence C.
Laurence commented that flags are great promotional tools and very relevant for windsurfing events.
Tony L mentioned the WNZ car stickers. Laurence and Harry to cost out.

Affiliation fees.
Consensus that they remain the same.

Meeting closed at 5:05.

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