Annual General Meeting
The 2015 AGM will be held in Christchurch at the Ilex Events Centre in the middle of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Saturday 31st October from 9am.
The expected timetable is as follows:
Friday 30th October
Guests arrive at YHA Rolleston House which will be exclusively available to those who are attending the AGM on Saturday. On Friday evening there will be a BBQ-type meal served at the hostel.
Saturday 31st October
Breakfast available in theYHA Rolleston House kitchen.
AGM guests staying at Rolleston House for Friday only need to check out of their rooms prior to the AGM so that the cleaning staff can get to work and re-open the hostel to other guests. Luggage storage available.
A shuttle will collect guests directly across the road from the hostel and transport them to the Ilex Events Centre which is in the middle of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
The Annual General Meeting will commence at 9am and is likely to run to about midday.
Afterward the shuttle will return and take guests back to YHA Rolleston House for lunch.
Saturday afternoon guests return home.
AGM Registration and Accommodation
Registration to attend the AGM will open in September however you are welcome to book your bed at the hostel now.
The AGM will be hosted at YHA Rolleston House and accommodation is offered at a 25% discount to YHA members who attend the AGM.
To book your bed please email Luke Tarplett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Luke manages both our Christchurch hostels and is often away from his desk therefore email is the best way to contact him.
2015 Service and Merit Awards
Each year YHA formally recognises those members who have volunteered their time to the organisation by presenting service and merit awards at the AGM. Nominations for these awards may be made by National Board, a Branch Committee, a Members Group, a group of six senior financial members, or the Awards Committee.
Nominations must be received by the National Secretary and close at 12 noon on Friday 7 August 2015.
Constitutional and General Notices of Motion
Constitutional and General Notices of Motion may be received from any Branch Committee, National Board, or a group of eight senior financial members.
All Constitutional or General Notices of Motion must be received by the National Secretary and close at 12 noon on Friday 7 August 2015.
Nominations for elected position
Nominations for elected positions will open at the end of the month and thesnomination papers will be available on the YHA website.
This year there will be three vacancies on the National Board and four Honorary Vice-President vacancies.
2015 Elections Voting Regulations
As in prevous years the 2015 Elections will be carried out using the Single Transferable Vote system. To learn more about this system click here.
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The 2014 AGM was held in Wellington on Saturday 18 October 2014.
The AGM was held on the Saturday morning at the Copthorne Hotel near to the hostel and was attended by 66 members. Highlights from the weekend included:
- The Friday night dinner at Zealandia where YHA acknowledged Clive Croy’s contribution to YHA.
- The strong financial result and significant gains made throughout the year as presented by the Chief Executive and Finance Manager to the AGM.
- The hosting of members at the hostel by the Hostel Manager Chris Sperring and his committed team.
- The friendly and relaxed Saturday night dinner held at the Sustainability Trust.
- The bus trip through the Wairarapa on the Sunday.
The draft minutes from this meeting are available for you to view by clicking on the file name Draft-2014-AGM-Minutes. These minutes will be confirmed at the 2015 AGM.
The election results were announced.
National Board Members
Barry Cope and Steve Wakefield were re-elected for a three year term.
Hamish Allardice, Dave Berry, Amanda Gower and Harry Guitry were all elected unopposed.