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May 2020 Newsletter


NOTICE of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 39th Annual General Meeting of the Air New Zealand Retired Staff Club (Northern) will be held remotely at 11.45 am on Wednesday 17 June 2020

Due to Covid-19 restrictions your Committee has decided to cancel the lunch and hold a "virtual AGM" using postal and online voting.

If you are reading this online, you will also have the ability to vote online. It's important that we have a quorum, so please read through the information below and cast your vote at the same time. All votes must be in no later than 10 June 2020.

The official date for the AGM is 17 June, so all votes will be tallied at that date.

NEW MEMBERS

We extend a warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined us and we look forward to meeting up with them at our regular functions:

Dennis George 1990-2020 Engineering

Stephen Hall 1985-2020 Aircraft Maintenance Auckland

Allan Paton 1995-2020 Ground Support

Paul Christian 1979-2020 Auckland Hangar Planning

We have 570 current members, 39 of whom have joined over the past year.

ALMONERS REPORT

Since the March 2020 Almoners report, I can advise with sadness that:

Robyn Yates (nee Foote) Died peacefully at Warkworth Hospital on 16 November 2019, aged 74. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Darren and Nicki, Paul and Kim, and Michael and Stacey, Robyn will be missed by her wide family. Robyn joined Air NZ in 1988, is well remembered for her role in Finance and retired in 2006. A funeral service was held for Robyn in Warkworth on 21 November 2019, followed by a private cremation.

Robyn Clare Larsen died on 16 February 2020 aged 74, after a brief illness. Dearly loved partner of Bob. Wife of the late Alan. Robyn worked in the Flight Kitchen at Air NZ from 1977 to 2001. A service was held at Grange Manor Chapel of Davis Funerals, Mt Eden.

Denis Arthur Dempsey, has died in Tauranga. Denis, who retired from Air NZ Logistics in 1992, moved to a retirement village in Pyes Pa, Tauranga and remained a member of the club in recent years.

Irene Kingwill passed away on 29 March 2020 after a battle with cancer and heart failure, aged 91. Beloved wife of Roy (deceased) and dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Kym, and Jayne, Carne and John, and Denise and Larry. As Irene Zimmerman, she was one of the Company’s early flying boat hostesses. She transferred to Traffic where she met and married Roy Kingwill. Irene will be cremated, and a family service will be held later.

Elizabeth Mary (Liz) Watson (nee Buchanan) died in Auckland Hospital on 24 April 2020. Liz was the beloved wife of the late Skip Watson, and the stepmother and mother in law of Lenore and Doug, Murray, Peter and Didi, the late Brett and Jules. Together, Liz and Skip made an enormous contribution to the development, success and culture of the New Zealand airline industry, Air New Zealand, and its predecessors. In recent years Liz has been an active supporter and contributor to Retirement Club activities and will be missed very much by all who knew her. Given the current circumstances a memorial service will be held later. (Card sent).

William Kevin (Kevin) Kelleher died in Middlemore Hospital on 25 April 2020, aged 89, with his family by his side. Dearly loved husband of Joyce, much loved father of Susan and Peter and father-in-law of Peter. Kevin joined Air New Zealand after RNZAF service and had been an active club member. A private service is being held.

Our thoughts, deepest sympathy and best wishes are extended to the relatives and friends of each of the families in these sad times.

Brian Cudby - Almoner

 
AGENDA for 39th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The President requests acknowledgement of the following members who have passed away during the past year.

Rene Jules SCHAUT, Maxwell Hugh Clarksfield (Bill) LEES, Jaron GAYLARD, Robert Gordon (Bob) BROWN QSM, Anthony John (Tony) BRICE, Captain Nevill (Nobby) CLARKE,

James (Jim) RAWLINSON, Robert (Bob) McKENDRICK, Basil Goodridge IRWIN, Tom MAYNE

James (Jim) CLARK, Captain Graham Charles McLEOD, Philip (Phil) John RAYNER ​Robyn Clare LARSEN, Captain John SAGER, Ross Edward NYBERG, Elizabeth Mary (Liz) WATSON, Robyn YATES, Denis Arthur DEMPSEY, Irene KINGWILL, William Kevin KELLEHER

1. APOLOGIES (not applicable)
2. MINUTES of 38th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (as below)
 

AIR NEW ZEALAND RETIRED STAFF CLUB (NORTHERN)

2019 AGM MINUTES.

Minutes of the 38th Annual General Meeting of the above Club held at the Remuera Club, Ohinerau Street, Remuera on Wednesday 5th June 2019 commencing at 11.45am

The meeting was chaired by Ian Steel.

All Members requested to stand and observe One Minute’s Silence for those members who have passed away during the year.

APOLOGIES. Janet Beechy, Jim Clark, Ian McPherson, Pamela Russel,

Steve Hills, Robin Hickman, Peter Burn, John Roscoe.

The Chairman moved that these apologies be accepted.

Proposed by Norman Taylor and Seconded by Gaye Mears.

MINUTES OF the 37th Annual General Meeting.

Minutes of the 37th Annual General Meeting have been circulated and copies available on the tables, confirmed as a true and correct record of that meeting.

It was moved “That the Minutes of the 37th Annual General Meeting as circulated be accepted and approved as a true and correct record”

Proposed by Tom Ryan and seconded Gaye Mears.

MATTERS ARISING

Nil.

PRESIDENTS REPORT

The President Ian Steel presented his report to the meeting –

580 Members. 50 New Members. New password July.

TREASURERS REPORT.

The Treasurer Roley Rackley presented the Financial report for year ended

31st March 2019 and it was moved “That the Audited Annual Accounts for the year and ended 31st ‘March 2019 as circulated be adopted”. (The same Auditor remains)

A copy of the report was distributed to each table

Proposed by Roley Rackley – Seconded by Norman Taylor.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION.

As recommended by the Treasurer the Annual Subscription of 2017/2018 was set at $10.00. 2019/2020 to remain at $10.00.

ALMONERS REPORT.

The President advised the meeting that Brian Cudby has agreed to continue as

Almoner, and in the absence of any other nomination he moved that Brian’s

Nomination be confirmed. Proposed by Tim Abbot. Seconded by Tom Ryan.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE.

Ian Steel has completed his two year term as President and will stand down but will remain on the Committee as immediate President. Also Jo Foged’s term as immediate Past President will end, but he will remain as a Committee Member. John Hooper has agreed to be nominated for the role of President for 2019/2021. Stephen Hills has agreed to be nominated for the Committee.

All other Committee Members and Officers have agreed to continue on the Committee in their present positions.

In the absence of any nominations, the new Officers are-

Officers: President: John Hooper

Treasurer: Roley Rackley

Secretary: Anne Jaggard

Immediate Past President: Ian Steel

I have the following nominations for the Committee: Brian Cudby, Murray Robertson, Katie Noble, John Roscoe, Gaye Mears, Jo Foged, Stephen Hills.

Club Rule 4(e) allows up to 10 committee members and the Club only have 7,

So I will now accept nominations from the floor………..

There being no further nominations the Chairman then moved all of the above new nominations and changes for the incoming committee be approved.

Approved by Tim Abbot. Seconded by Norman Taylor.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Changes to the Club Rules.

To consider and if thought fit, approve the following motion.

“That the current Rules be updated and amended as circulated to all members in the Notice of Annual General Meeting contained in the May 2019 Newsletter”

The Chairman moved that this motion be approved

Proposed by Tim Abbot. Seconded by Tom Ryan.

There being no further Business the Chairman declared the AGM closed at 12.08 pm.

 
To consider and if thought fit, pass the following resolution:
“THAT THE MINUTES OF THE 38th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, AS CIRCULATED, BE ACCEPTED AND APPROVED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD”.
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST YEAR's AGM MINUTES
Nil
4. PRESIDENT's REPORT for 2019/20

It is my pleasure to present this report and the activities of your club over the past 12 months.

In regard to outings arranged during the year we had two very successful lunches - one at the Waipuna Hotel in August and one at the North Shore Golf Club in October and both were well attended by members. Whilst it was intended to hold another lunch later in the year at the Maungakiekie Golf Club, this regrettably had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Epidemic which in time engulfed other countries if not the whole world. With the introduction of Covid 19 it also meant the Retirees Club regrettably had to cancel the AGM Lunch due to be held at the Remuera Club 17 June as well as cancelling Committee Meetings.

On a brighter note the Christmas Lunch held 4 December was well attended by members and the guest speaker was Bronwyn Groot who is the Fraud Education Manager at the Commission for Financial Capability. Her presentation on the Scams and Fraudulent activities of the various companies and associations, some being well known, was very enlightening but by the same token alarming as to how these scams work and how people are easily taken in and lose large amounts of money.

Member numbers remain reasonably stable albeit we have sadly lost a few members who have passed away but have been replaced by a similar number of new members. Two new members Antoinette Nelson and Steve Hills joined the Retirees Committee. The latter is also on the Sports and Social Club Committee which gives the Retirees Committee a contact for Retirees who we felt could and would make more use of the various holiday homes in New Zealand.

I have to express my sincere thanks to the Committee for their valuable and personal support during the past year and at the same time to pass a sincere vote of thanks to our Secretary Anne Jaggard who has regrettably resigned from the Committee for personal reasons. Also, my sincere thanks on behalf of all members for the sterling resolve by Gaye and John Roscoe in being able to produce the Newsletter given the current circumstances.

My apologies for the briefness of the report but the events of recent weeks have as you will appreciate curtailed lots of activities.

John Hooper

5. TREASURER's REPORT

To consider and if thought fit, pass the following resolution:

“THAT THE AUDITED ANNUAL ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020 AS CIRCULATED, BE ADOPTED”.

6. SET ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
The Treasurer recommends that the annual subscription for 2020/21 be set at $10
7. APPOINT ALMONER
Brian Cudby has agreed to be nominated as Almoner for 2020/2021
8. APPOINT HON. AUDITOR
Nuala Baker has agreed to be nominated as Auditor for 2020/2021
9. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE
Officers: President - John Hooper
Treasurer - Roley Rackley
Secretary - new secretary to be appointed as Anne Jaggard has resigned.
Immediate past president - Ian Steel
Committee: The following committee members are available for re-election - Brian Cudby, Jo Foged, Murray Robertson, Katie Noble, John Roscoe, Gaye Mears, Stephen Hills, Antoinette Nelson. There has been one additional nomination - Derek Clifford Howie.
TO VOTE
You are invited to vote for each of the proposed resolutions at the Retired Staff Club AGM, by an online vote. The motions to be decided are summarised in the voting form, and more particularly set out in the agenda. Please indicate your vote by selecting one of the three options in each row.
1. Your vote can only be counted if you are a current financial member of the Air New Zealand Retired staff club (Northern)
2. Your voting form will be counted as 1 vote
3. In accordance with club rule 6a, a quorum shall consist of 10% of current financial members (50).
4. In accordance with club rule 71, voting will be carried by a simple majority.
Voting will close on 10 June 2020, in order to collate online and postal votes.
 
SUBSCRIPTIONS

We remind all members that subscriptions are due immediately after the AGM each year. This year the subscription again remains at $10. Please forward your cheque to the Treasurer, Roley Rackley, payable to Air New Zealand Retired Staff Club (Northern) or credit it directly to the Club's bank account (12-3043-0231590-00 Reference "Subs" and your name).

  • Our Email messages will include your subscription status (Paid To date) at the time the email is sent.

  • If your subscription is current, after 30 June it will show " Paid to 2021" (or later if you have paid in advance).

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