2019 AGM Information

Well another season has finished it is now time to think about the AGM.  This is booked for Saturday 31st August at Oceans Resort Tutakaka.

See below for accommodation details

Accommodation 30th and 31st August:

20 x Standard King Rooms at $160.00 per room per night (these rooms can be set up with either a king bed or two king singles) 9 of these have Marina Views, 11 have Country Views.

2 x 2 Bedroom Apartments at $200.00 per night per room (these apartments have two bedrooms, with each room set up a either one king bed or two king singles)

1 x Family Room at $195.00 per night (standard set up is 2 x king beds and 1 x king single bed split between two adjoining rooms, can fit up to 5 people)

5 x Deluxe Marina View Rooms at $175.00 per room per night (1 x king bed or 1 x king bed and 1 x king sofa bed or 1 x king sofa bed with 2 x king singles – 3 people maximum – $25 extra charge for the 3rd person per night) 

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

VOTING

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General rule changes: for these rules all financial members are entitled to vote. To be deemed a fully paid up financial member, you must either:

  • have paid your season entry and received a license card;
  • be a paid up social member, or
  • be an eligible voting member of the Executive.

These votes are your own personal votes and do not have to reflect the agreement of your class.

 

Competition rule changes: These rules, really the class rules, are voted on by eligible class representatives, and certain members on the Executive. For a class to be eligible to have ‘ representatives’ who can vote, there must have been a minimum of 2 boats competing for championship points in the class during the 2018 season. Each of those classes must then get together and select two competitors from the class to be their representatives. The class must discuss each competition remit and take a vote on how they support the remit or not. The representatives should then vote in accordance with the majority of the class at the AGM, regardless of whether they agree with the majority or not.

 

The following classes are able to have ‘voters’:

  • Super boat 1000
  • Super boat   600
  • Super boat   400
  • Sports 300
  • Classic Class

This does not mean you can’t put remits forward for any of the other classes.

Proxy votes: Proxy votes can be submitted on general matters only, must be in writing and signed by the voter. The final copy needs to be scanned and emailed to me by 5pm Friday,30th August 2019, or handed to me  by 8:45 am the morning of the AGM, Saturday 25th August 2018.. Please note that matters relating to competition rules including safety matters, proxy votes are not permitted.

 

REMITS

Please send through any specific rule changes you wish to put forward in regards to your class, or the championship format, please send these through. For class rules, the ideal process we ask you to follow is to get together, either in person, or by phone, and discuss these with your competitors, reaching a majority agreement on the remit being put forward.

Please note this is our National Rules we are referring to, which you can find  on our website. As the NZOPA, we operate under the International UIM Offshore rules in conjunction with our own. Where there is a conflicting rule, it is our National Rules that take precedent, however if there is a rule you are unsure or unhappy about, or you feel is missing from our rules, your first port of call should be the UIM rules to see if the said rule is covered sufficiently there.

Remits must be received by Wednesday July 31st 2019 NO LATE REMITS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

The CONSTITUTION

This is also your opportunity to make any changes to our constitution. These suggested changes are presented and called a ‘notice of motion’ and are presented and treated the same way as remits. If you wish to make a notice of motion with regards to our constitution, please follow the remit template, process and deadlines.  A copy of our latest Constitution is attached for your information.

 

ELECTION OF THE EXECUTIVE

 

There are 7 official elected Executive members:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Publicity Officer
  • National Technical Officer
  • National Safety Officer

In addition there are 2 x elected Offshore delegates on the NZ Powerboat Federation (NZPBF), the Ex-President, Patron (all non-voting) and various other elected roles such as race day secretary, timekeepers etc.

 

We would like to call for ALL NOMINATIONS and HANDS UP of those who wish to, or feel they could contribute something towards the 2020 Offshore Series next year, either in one of the 7 elected roles, or in one of other areas we need volunteers.  Remember without these positions filled the season cannot happen.

PLEASE NOTE: RULE CHANGES FROM 2018 AGM HAVE NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED DUE TO REMITS NOT BEING SENT OUT PRIOR TO THE AGM. ANY REMITS FROM 2018 WILL NEED TO BE RESUBMITTED THIS YEAR TO TAKE EFFECT. REMITS WILL BE EMAILED OUT PRIOR TO AGM AS PER THE CONSTITUTION. CURRENT RULES ATTACHED

NZOPA National Rules 2018 – Draft

Author: Jeremy Ward

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