Minutes of NSANZ National AGM 2014------------

Waipuna Hotel Mt Wellington, 26 August 2014

Meeting commenced 6:07

Present: Debbie Mayo-Smith, William Pike, Elias Kanaris, Pam Martin, Cam Calkoen, Gilly Chater, Kanuka Simpson, Louise Pagonis, Cath Vincent, Allie Mooney, Bill James, Helen Gwyn, Wanita Zoghby-Fourie, Roberta Budvietas.

On-line: Karen Boyes, Roydon Gibbs

Guests: Monique Knight and Nick Hindson

Apologies: Linda Guirey, Clare Feeney, Glen Sharkey, Martz Witty, Ron Scott, Frances Denz, Kerri Tilby-Price, Colin Clapp, Ralph Brown, Mike Handcock, Geoff Vautier,

Minutes last year AGM: Tabled as accurate. Moved to be accepted B James, Seconded E Kanaris

Matters Arising: None

Financial Report: Bill James presented the audited accounts and spoke to the efficiency and profitability of Christchurch. Also mentioned was the reduction in expenses by National over the last two years.  Motion to accept: B James, Seconded Pam Martin Approved

National Speakers Association of New Zealand Incorporated – Annual Report2014

Audit report Nat Speakers 2014

Budget 2014: PresentedDiscussed andpresented in conjunction with the motion proposed by B James on fees. Bill discussed that fees have not been raised in 11 years to his knowledge and that to deliver on Making It Happen Virtually and delivering better service will require some investment

NSANZ Bud BS

NSANZ Bud 2014 P&L

Motion: The National Committee proposes to review fees for June 2015 with a possible increase of up to 5%.

Moved: B James, Seconded Debbie Mayo-Smith

President’s report: The President’s AGM Report

Constitutional amendment

4a. Membership (in national section)

(i) Membership of the Association shall be divided into six categories; namely Professional Member, Member, Provisional Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, and Industry Member.

3.    (a) Membership (in chapter section)

(i) Membership of the Professional Chapters shall be restricted to, Professional Member, Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, and Industry Member.

Struck off and changed to

4a. Membership (in national section)

(i)      Membership of the Association shall be divided into six categories; namely Professional Member, Member, Associate Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, and Industry Member.

3.    (a) Membership (in chapter section)

(ii)    (i) Membership of the Professional Chapters shall be restricted to, Professional Member, Associate Member, Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, and Industry Member.

Much discussion occurred around this motion and it was felt that with changes in induction of new members, changes internationally on membership and the fact that at the moment there was no obvious benefit or time frame to accredit, making a constitutional change at this time was not necessary so motion was withdrawn.

Pam Martin, Linda Guirey and someone from Christchurch will work to develop a process that works and make recommendations to National Committee at their meeting in October.

 

Nominations

National President:         Bill James CSP

Senior Vice President:   Elias Kanaris

Treasurer:                           Geoff Vautier

Secretary:                           Roberta Budvietas (Also Past President)

Committee:                        Linda Guirey, Wanita Zoghy –Fourie, Karen Boyes CSP

GSF Representative        Mike Handcock with Elias Kanaris

All positions were filled and there was no need for an election so all nominations were ratified as elected.

General Business: There was no general business

Meeting closed 6:45 pm

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