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* AGM reminder

PLEASE NOTE: PIA IS AWAY THIS WEEK SO THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

 

 AGM

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM: NominationForm 2019

Sport Auckland has kindly offered to support the club through its annual general meeting (AGM) this year ahead of a likely review of club strategy and constitution, should the incoming committee take up that opportunity.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 9 May 2018 at 7pm.

Nominations close Tuesday 30 April and are to be emailed to Rory at Sport Auckland rorym@sportauckland.co.nz 

The nominees for each position will be posted at the club noticeboard and emailed out to members on Wednesday 1 May.

Positions

As per the constitution there can be a maximum of nine members of the committee and a minimum of five.  The following are mandatory positions for which nominations are sought:

President
VP - Tennis 
VP - Squash
Secretary 
Treasurer

Nominations are sought for these three general positions:

Facilities Officer – to co-ordinate the club’s requirements around facilities maintenance and capital projects.
Grants Officer – to co-ordinate the committee’s priorities on grants and sponsorship – with support from members and the Club Administrator.
Communications Officer – to co-ordinate the committee’s priorities with regards internal and external communications.

Current President Arie Dekker is not standing for the committee, so will automatically fill the role of: Immediate Past President          

Voting and eligibility

Voting papers will be available at the club and emailed to members in advance of the meeting.  Those members eligible to vote can email rorym@sportauckland.co.nz in advance of the meeting with their voting paper if they do not attend the AGM.

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM: NominationForm 2019

Voting papers will also be available for members to vote at the AGM and Sport Auckland will be present to receive these.

All voting papers will be checked against the membership database.

All membership classes except juniors are eligible to vote.  Eligible voting members will be all members of the club (including complimentaries) at 28 February 2019. 

Any members whose membership lapsed in six months up to 28 February 2019 and are active again before 28 April 2019 will also be eligible to vote, as will any members who are identified as having been paid members through the period up to the AGM, but who may have come off the membership list for some reason. 

The membership database has been subject to a thorough tidy-up and reconciliation against annual subscriptions and direct debits over the last two months and access tidied up of inactive members.

Post AGM

The current committee has asked Sport Auckland to help the new incoming committee - subject to their willingness - to help with governance and strategy.  In particular, Sport Auckland have offered to help the club with a new fit-for-purpose constitution (which would be put to members for approval during the year) and strategy (also put to members).

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM: NominationForm 2019

Squash

Herne Bay Open - 26-28 April 

The Herne Bay Open is being held on the weekend of 26-28 April.  This is the main event of the season for the club and provides for all grades of player.  Please get your entry in through iSquash.
The Herne Bay Open is loaded on the club Facebook page as an event for you to like and share.
See https://www.facebook.com/events/2055406621424901/?ti=ico

Auckland District Superchamps

Entries for Auckland District Superchamps will open on Monday 17 June and close 5pm Wednesday 3 July.  Venues will be allocated once entries have closed. Now is a good time to start thinking about teams.

The 2019 National Finals will be held from 25-28 September at the following venues;

B Grade – Whakatane Squash Club

C Grade – SquashCity Invercargill

D Grade – Whangarei Squash Club

E Grade – Tawa Squash Club (Wellington)

F/J Grade – Cambridge Rackets Club

For more information visit http://www.squashauckland.org.nz/Competitions/SuperChamps

Online Club Referee Exam

This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.  

All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.

The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website.  The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion.  Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.  

Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here

List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here

A great video library to help you with your refereeingClick here

Senior club night

Senior club night starts at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Come along and meet fellow club members.  Due to the Easter holidya this will just be a social event with no organiser this week.

Junior club night 

Join Jarrod and his team on Friday nights from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

Our web site: www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayRackets/ 

https://www.instagram.com/hbprc/ 

https://twitter.com/HBPRC 

Additional Info:

David Mustard Tennis:   www.mustardtennis.co.nz

Double Dot Squash: www.doubledotsquash.com 

Pilates on the Court:   www.pilatesonthecourt.com

Herne Bay Fitness Personal Training: www.hernebayfitness.co.nz

 

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