Sunday, 10 May 2015

NZMS AGM 27th March 2015 - Key Items and Reports

The AGM was held on 27 March at Papatoetoe Centennial Pool, Auckland

President: John Fisher (WK1)
Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Bodger (WH2)
Northern Region: John Trubnick (SC1)
Capital Region: Penny Salmond (HC4)
Swimming Officer/Trophies Officer: Lesley Parkin (LV4)
IT Officer: Liz Davidson (NS1)
Jan O’Donnell (National Recorder)
Open Water Swimming: Mike Bodger (WH2)

Key items and decisions of interest to members from the meeting:
  • No increase in membership fee for 2016
  • Swimmer of the Year went to Steve Prescott (DN5).
  • Certificates of Achievement went to Joan and Don Bidwell (NS1) 
  • NZMS CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTING 2015/2016: South Island Short Course 2015 not confirmed but in negotiation; North Island Short Course 2015 to be hosted by Levin;    National Long Course Championships 2016 not confirmed;  North Island Short Course 2016 not confirmed but in negotiation
  • The year 2014 ended in a surplus
  • There were 650 registered members for 2014


The current officer’s positions were endorsed.

National Secretary/Treasurer – Mike Bodger
Webmaster - Andrew Gabites
Swimming Officer – Lesley Parkin
National Recorder – Jan O’Donnell
Computer/IT Officer – Liz Davidson
Masterscrawl Editor – Liesl Ploos Van Amstel
Openwater Swimming Officer – Mike Bodger

The full NZMS AGM 2015 Minutes can be download here (.docx - 28.9KB, 5pg)


Presidents Report 2015 AGM - John Fisher

This has been John’s first year in his role as President of NZMS and he was faced with the challenges
of a cancelled South Island Short Course meeting hosted by Foveaux Masters, a National Long Course meeting hosted finally by Dunedin Masters for a second consecutive year and a North Island Short Course Meeting hosted at short notice by Whakatane Masters. A priority now is to encourage more masters clubs to host meetings in the future and to have early confirmation of hosting. “Early bird” registrations for these meetings are to be encouraged by offering an entry fee discount to these swimmers.

John was invited to the launch party of the 2017 World Masters Games to be held in Auckland and this represents a great opportunity for NZMS to attract new members even though there is no requirement to be a member of NZMS to compete in the swimming section of these Games.

John is also aiming to visit as many large clubs as he can to present himself and to discuss such issues as coaching for Masters swimmers and personal recognition for swimmers.

Read the full Presidents Report here (.docx - 17.4KB, 2pg)

Secretary and Financial Report - Mike Bodger

The financial review for 2014 was completed by EBA Ltd Rotorua and circulated to the executive, officers and delegates prior to the AGM. Accounting fees totalled $1,000. The net surplus stood at $4,629.

The balance stood at $52,801, up from $48,172 in 2013. The cheque account balance was $10,289.03 at January 1st 2014 and $12,386.48 at January 1st 2015. The Fast Saver account balance was $637.09 at January 1st 2014 and $654.34 at January 1st 2015. And the Savings Plus account balance was $37,978.09 at January 1st 2014 and on January 1st 2015 the balance was $39,595.27 Once again NZMS should be in a positive financial position at the end of the year.

Although the NZMS Constitution requires the accounts to be audited, at the present time the accounts are just reviewed. As an Incorporated society NZMS is only required to have their accounts reviewed and not audited. The committee voted not to audit the accounts this year.

For 2014, NZMS had 44 “active” clubs (1 or more financial swimmer) and 638 financial swimmers.

Read the full Secretary/Treasurer report here - (.docx- 16.8KB)
Read the full Financial Statements here - (.pdf - 423.9KB)

Officer Reports: to read the full reports please click on the links below

  1. Computer Officers report - Liz Davidson (.pdf - 307.5KB)
  2. Webmasters Report - Andrew Gabites (.docx - 16.5KB)
  3. Masterscrawl Editor's Report - Liesl Ploos van Amstel (.pdf - 350.8KB)
  4. Swimming Officer's Report - Lesley Parkin (.doc - 29.5KB)
  5. Open Water Swimming Report - Mike Bodger (.docx - 11.5KB)
  6. National Recorders Report - Jan O'Donnell (.doc- 21.5KB) 
  7. Trophies Officer Report - Lesley Parkin (.doc -29.5KB)
  8. 2014 NZMS Survey Results Summary (.pdf - 1.5MB)

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