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Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM will be held on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at YHA National Office, Christchurch. You can attend the meeting in person or online.

Registration is now open until Friday 30 October 2020. Register here.


Nominations for Elected Positions

This year there are four National Board vacancies and two Honorary Vice-President vacancies.

Nominations are now open until midday on Friday 9 October 2020, and the relevant documents can be downloaded here:


Constitutional and General Notices of Motion

Proposals for Constitutional or General Notices of Motion have now closed, with none received for this year's AGM.


Go Paperless!

Did you know that a postal vote costs YHA more than three times the cost of an electronic vote? If you have an email address please let us know so that we can use our limited budget wisely. To update your details, please contact Customer Services: email [email protected] or phone 0800 278 299.


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 for Service and Merit Awards are now closed.

Honorary Life Membership
May be awarded to persons (who need not be members) who have made an exceptional voluntary contribution to YHA. This contribution would generally be at a national level, for the benefit of YHA as a whole, and usually over an extended period of time. 

Distinguished Service Award
May be awarded to Senior Financial Members who have made an exceptional voluntary contribution to YHA, particularly at a Branch or Member Group level. 

Certificate of Merit
May be awarded to persons (who need not be members) who have made a significant voluntary contribution to YHA at a local level. 


Membership & Governance Review

As the Board and YHA staff focus on surviving the Covid crisis and positioning YHA for the future, the work on the Membership and Governance Review project has been paused.

We will update you as to where we're at following the AGM.

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Previous AGM Outcomes

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Formal Documents

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National Board

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