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May 2023



Notice is hereby given that the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the Air New Zealand Retired Staff Club (Northern) will be held at the Remuera Club (27-33 Ohinerau St, Remuera). Wednesday 14 June 2023 at 12pm. The AGM will be followed by lunch at 12:30pm - Cost: $40 per person.

 

Report on WARBIRDS MUSEUM VISIT

72 club members and guests arrived at Ardmore on a beautiful day, and assembled outside the Warbirds HQ for a briefing.

We were organised into four groups, each led by a very knowledgeable volunteer guide who escorted us through the two hangars, with detailed commentaries on each of the aircraft, and in some cases the history of who had flown them. It truly is a magnificent collection of historic aircraft, even though the older ones are authentic replicas for the most part. And on the upper mezzanine floor, many of us spent time examining the huge collection of scale models.



Chris Fidoe also took a lot of photos on the day. See Chris's photos here


On Sunday 4 June, the 'Warbirds on Parade' airshow will open at 9am when all flyable aircraft will take to the skies once again. If you would like to support the Warbirds Association or join as a Volunteer, there are more details on their website where you can apply online.


 

COMING EVENTS

MID-WINTER LUNCH and AGM

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

Time: Bar will open from 11:30am, then AGM Meeting at 12:00 followed by lunch from 12:30pm.

Address: Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera

Lunch Cost: $40 per head for a sumptuous buffet meal.

Once again there will be spot prizes of quality wines and luxury chocolates.

Bookings: Bookings are now open - just click on the link below, or go to the home page on our website which also has full details. PLEASE BOOK NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 8th JUNE


NOTE: You must be a paid up member in order to vote at the AGM, but you are most welcome to bring a non-member guest, and please remember to wear your name badge.



LUNCH at Wellingtons at WAIPUNA LODGE

Date: Thursday 21 September

Time: 12 noon to 2pm

Cost: $36 per person for full buffet lunch

Bookings: bookings are not yet open for this event.


CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Date: 7 December 2023

Time: Bar will open from 11:30am and lunch at 12 noon.

Address: Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera

Cost: To Be Advised

Bookings: Bookings are not yet open for this event.

 

42nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - AGENDA

THE PRESIDENT REQUESTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE FOLLOWING CLUB MEMBERS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY SINCE THE LAST ANNUAL MEETING AND ASKS ALL PRESENT TO STAND FOR ONE MINUTE'S SILENCE.

Tom CLENDON, William (Bill) YATES, ​Grant REAY, Ivo PABBRUWE, Harry RIPPON, Naomi ROWNTREE, Isabel CAMERON.


1. Apologies


2. Minutes of 41st Annual General Meeting Download the 2022 AGM Minutes here

Proposed motion: "THAT THE MINUTES OF THE 41st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AS CIRCULATED, BE ACCEPTED AND APPROVED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD" Matters Arising from last year's AGM minutes


3. Statement of Accounts

Download Treasurer's report here Proposed motion: "THAT THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2022 AS CIRCULATED, BE ADOPTED."


4. President's Report - Please read the full report below


5. Rule Changes - The Committee proposes a change to the club rules to bestow Life membership to members who have given meritorious service to the club. This will be added as new Rule 4a, 4b, 4c, and Rule 5b as highlighted below:

4. Life Membership

a. Is a one-time award that recognises outstanding and meritorious service of enduring value to the Club by Full Members of the Club.

b. Life membership is available for up to 10 Full Members at any one time.

c. Nominations for LIfe Membership will be carefully considered by Officers & Members of the Management Committee and, if confirmed, will be formally notified to Club Members.

5. Membership Subscriptions

a. An annual subscription shall be fixed at the Annual Meeting each year and is due from the date of the AGM, or for new members, on the date of their enrolment.

b. Life members will not be required to pay an annual subscription.


Proposed Motion: "THAT CLUB RULES BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP, AS CIRCULATED"


6. Election of Officer and Management Committee.

Officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary Other members: Up to 10 elected full members OPEN THE NOMINATION FORM


7. Annual Subscription Proposed motion: "THAT THE MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2023/24 BE $10."


8. General Business

 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

It is my pleasure to present this report and highlight the activities of your Club over the past 12 months. The year has again had some challenges as your committee of only eight members has, at times, been stretched to arrange some of the traditional activities.


In the latter half of 2022 your committee continued to meet via Zoom but, from our first meeting in 2023, we have been able to meet in a conference room in Air New Zealand’s Fanshawe Street ‘The Hub’.


The 19 October trip to Sculptureum near Matakana was an enjoyable day out and we ended up with 21 booked for the chartered bus and 23 for the Sculptureum. The bus departed from the Downtown Ferry terminal and we picked up three of our members on the way in Albany. Everyone enjoyed viewing the artwork and sculptures, many from galleries around the world, and members also enjoyed their lunch at the Restaurant. Our Bayes Coachlines bus was a near new 32 seater coach with lots of room to spread out for a very comfortable trip and our driver Terry was exceedingly helpful and congenial too. All in all, a very enjoyable and comfortable trip.


Our 2022 Christmas Lunch was a great success and with the large number of attendees, it almost felt like everything was back to normal. We were very fortunate in securing Richard Thomson, Air NZ’s Chief Financial Officer, as our guest speaker. Richard gave a very informative address as to the difficulties the airline faced in gearing up to operate post Covid services against a background of pent-up demand that outstripped their ability to provide enough seats. A most enjoyable lunch and the raffle was well received.


The trip to Warbirds at Ardmore on Thursday 20 April was very well supported. We were divided into four groups with each group being led by an enthusiastic Warbirds Volunteer who took us through their two hangars and gave a most interesting commentary on each aircraft. What surprised many of us was that most of the aircraft flew and were mostly owned by individuals or syndicates. At the end of the tour some of us were fortunate in seeing a rare dual controlled Spitfire (modified to take a passenger/ learner pilot) start up on the handstand, taxi to the runway and take off into the wide blue yonder. On board was a passenger who had flown from Australia for the flight.


Your committee has one member resigning at this year’s AGM – namely John Roscoe. John has contributed hugely to the Club over a considerable number of years. His Information Technology (IT) skills have been extraordinarily valuable and the Club’s current website is, amongst several other contributions, an absolute tribute to him. While John is resigning from the committee, he has agreed to be co-opted to assist the committee from time to time by mutual agreement. We thank John sincerely for his long service and also acknowledge and thank all the current Officers and Management committee members who worked diligently to keep your club operating. In addition, I would also like to warmly acknowledge the fact that Jo Foged stepped into the presidential role while I was overseas from late August through end October visiting close family post Covid.

Murray Robertson, President

 

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

Your Club’s constitution provides for up to 13 committee members, namely 3 officers comprising President, Secretary and Treasurer plus a management committee of up to 10 members.


Up until the June AGM this year, your committee comprises a grand total of 8 members (3 officers plus 5 management committee). With the resignation of John Roscoe and with no nominations yet received for the 2023/2024 committee prior to the distribution of this newsletter, the potential number of committee members for the upcoming year is now reduced to a total of seven.


All seven remaining committee members have agreed to offer themselves for re-election. However, at this year’s AGM, I complete my two year term as president and, as per the constitution, I become immediate past president and remain a committee member. In the absence of a nomination for president, long-serving committee member Jo Foged (who has previously served a two year term as president) has agreed to stand as president but for a term of only one year.


This situation needs to be quickly resolved. Surely there is/are some of our more than 500 club member/s with good communication skills &/or organisational skills &/or the ability to work well in a committee environment, who are prepared to offer their services and secure the club’s future ? Your committee usually meets six times a year.


Included in our appeal for more committee members, we also include those younger and/or recently retired staff that will be necessary, in the mid to longer term, to be able to take our club forward and, ideally, move it from strength to strength to secure its future.

THANK YOU

Murray Robertson, President


If you would like to volunteer, or nominate another member (with their permission) please submit a nomination form BEFORE FRIDAY 9 JUNE.

 

OBITUARY

Isabella (Isabel) CAMERON passed away on 1 April 2023 at the Ashburton hospital, after a battle with cancer. Isabel worked at Air New Zealand from 1979 to 1997 in HR and Engineering at Mangere.


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Keith Dalby - 1974-2016 NAC Cargo and Air New Zealand Domestic Passenger Services

Andrea Pohl-Sulikosky - 1989-2014 Flight Attendant

Brad Bason - 1979-2017 Pilot F27, B737,B747-200 Capt B737,B767,B747-400, B777

George Tony Devine - 1976-1992 Catering Centre


NAME BADGES

We encourage you to wear name badges at lunches and on any trips. It makes it so much easier when you know a face but can't quite remember the name that goes with it so please order yours now if you plan to attend any of the events coming up. Cost is $15 for pin-on badge and $20 for magnetic type.

Please order by 31 May if you don't want to wait for the next production run.

 

WEBSITE

Please note that the password for the “Members Only” section on our website is boeing. This will change after the AGM and the new password will be notified to all members by email. The information on the “members only” pages is confidential to current members and may not be reproduced or distributed. www.airnzretirees.nz.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

President - Murray Robertson m_robertson@xtra.co.nz

Secretary - Antoinette Nelson antoinette@outlook.co.nz

Treasurer - Gaye Mears gayemears45@gmail.com

Committee - Peter Burn, Peter Elmsley, Jo Foged, John Roscoe, Tania Somerville.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions for the 2023/24 year will be due from 1 July 2023. Subscriptions will be $10 subject to confirmation at the AGM.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Please note there are only three ways payments can be made to our bank account:

- by POLIPAY from an online order form.

- by deposit at any ANZ counter or ATM.

- by online banking / direct credit to account 06-0222-0851695-00

PARTICULARS - your surname, CODE: 'Subs' or other , REFERENCE: your phone number

Due to high bank charges it is no longer possible for us to accept cash deposits or phone banking through other banks. Full details are also on our website.


COMPANY NEWS

Regular media releases are published online by Air New Zealand and you can access these from our website under the heading Links.


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