Annual General Meeting
The 2018 AGM was held on Saturday, 27 October 2018 in Christchurch.
Membership & Governance Review
You may have read in recent editions of YHA News that our group has been tasked by National Board to undertake a membership and governance review.
We wish to propose a governance model that reflects YHA today and into the future; a model that considers the role of membership in YHA’s governance processes. We would like to hear your thoughts, so seek your feedback by Friday 9 November 2018 - please have a read of this document & this presentation.
Please note, this is our first step and once we have your initial feedback we will draft a more formal consultation document for your further review.
At the AGM on Saturday the election results were announced with Hayley Groves and Mark Ebrey being the successful Board candidates. The Board currently has a vacancy for a co-opted position, which it will look to fill in due course. Learn about the National Board
We also bade farewell to both Kevin Brewer and Michael Sheehan who had provided a number of years of valuable service to YHA and its governance.
No nominations were received for Honorary Vice-President. The Constitution allows for Honorary Vice-President vacancies to be filled by invitation from National Board through until the next AGM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 the organisation as a whole, and usually over an extended period of time.
This year a posthumous Honorary Life Membership was awarded to John Hammond.
Constitutional and General Notices of Motion
The notice of motion in relation to the Disputes Resolution clause was passed with 85% of votes in favour.