SLSNZ Annual General Meeting
Paul Dalton - Chief Executive Officer
Notice is given to all Clubs, Life Members, Associate Members and Board Members that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Surf Life Saving New Zealand Incorporated (“SLSNZ”) will be held at 4.00pm on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at the Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington.
The Delegate form to advise attendance is below. The deadline for this form to be returned is 5.00pm on Wednesday 19th August 2019. Please note there is no flexibility with this deadline and late forms cannot be accepted, so get in early!! It is recommended to respond immediately and change the delegate later on if required rather than risk missing out.
To get the best deals on airfares and accommodation please plan ahead. The AGM is only a very small part of the day with the Club Chairs Strategy Workshop and Awards of Excellence dinner being the real highlights so you will get value from your trip.
Please note that the AGM will be held at the conclusion of the Club Chairs Strategy Workshop – a not to be missed event. It does not have to be the Club Chair if they are not available. This is the only opportunity in the year for all Clubs to get together to discuss matters of strategic importance so the SLSNZ Board strongly encourage everyone to participate. The opportunity is now open for Clubs to advise what topics they would like to see on the agenda for that session.
COVID-19 - if the Government rules around the Covid-19 response make it impractical or
impossible to hold a face to face meeting on the above date, the AGM will instead be held electronically
via video or audio conference (see Rule 22.3 b, SLSNZ Constitution) at the same date and time. If this
change is to occur, notice will be given as soon as possible, recognising that this change could occur at
Message from Paul Dalton (25 August 2020)
The Government announcement yesterday did not quite give us the certainty we needed as to what Alert Level we will all be in on 19th September, but it was a positive step that Auckland is dropping to Alert Level 2 next Monday.
We are now expecting an announcement early next week (1/2 September) as to what Alert Levels will apply after Sunday 6th September. So we have decided to leave our Plan A in place to hold the AGM events in Wellington until we know what the announcement next week will be. We feel it is a bit early to cancel things at this point, given all the arrangements are already in place and there is good chance that Wellington will be back in Level 1 in just under 3 weeks time.
That will still give people at least 17 days notice if we need to change to Plan B.
Thank you for your patience – we really do want to give every chance to hold the events in their normal manner, particularly the Awards of Excellence Dinner.