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Fellowship New Zealand Incorporated (FNZI), formerly known as Probus New Zealand Inc., is a welcoming social organisation for people living in New Zealand who are retired, semi-retired or soon-to-retire. If you are in that "golden" stage of your life, woman or man, our Clubs could be a great option for you.

This website provides information about Fellowship New Zealand Inc. and about the many Clubs that are registered with FNZI.

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Issue 18 - February 2017

Update from Chairman, Graeme Pierson

GPierson 170415 1 My best wishes for a successful year, go to all our affiliated members and their families. Since the last issue of Highlights I have attended a Council Meeting at Orewa, which was most rewarding dealing with a very full agenda.

At the meeting I was sad to receive a resignation for personal reasons from Margaret Tosland as District 9940 Councillor, and I thank Margaret for her input whilst a Council member. Council has since appointed Mrs Chris Winstanley from the Johnsonville Combined Club as the new Councillor for District 9940.

In February, I went with Secretary Jim to a meeting of the Johnsonville Combined Club in response to a request by President Caroline Smith. This was a very friendly meeting which was attended also by club representatives from some other clubs in the Wellington area. Questions were posed from those attending which were answered to their satisfaction. The appointment of Chris Winstanley was received with acclamation from attending members.

It was with pleasure that in late February I attended a meeting held at Timaru of the Mid and South Canterbury member clubs. The meeting was attended by 60 representatives from the majority of clubs in these areas resulting in a successful and informative meeting. Apologies for non-attendance were received from three clubs.

 

At a recent Council Meeting it was confirmed that on legal advice Fellowship New Zealand Incorporated change its name to Friendship New Zealand Incorporated. This name will be confirmed at the next Annual General Meeting.

The attempt to obtain a new name was most difficult as many of the names submitted by clubs could not be used. ‘Friendship’ was adopted in preference to ‘Fellowship’. I am well aware that this lengthy issue has caused angst, however there were considerable complications to be addressed before this matter could be completed.

Council has also approved of a new Constitution for our organisation which will be placed before the next AGM for confirmation. The Constitution is now available to affiliated clubs on our website in the Club area under the heading Resources-Formal.

I am sad to announce that Mike Healy, Councillor for District 9930, recently tended his resignation from Council for personal reasons. Therefore, it will be necessary to hold an election in the near future for a new Councillor for that District. I thank Mike for his input whilst a member of Council.

Finally, I extend congratulations to Jim Taylor on his re-election as Councillor for District 9910 and thank Peter Stewart, as the other nominee, for accepting nomination.

Kind regards
Graeme Pierson
Chairman
FNZI

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