Tuesday, 23 May 2017

NZMS AGM Minutes 2017


President: John Fisher (WK1)
Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Bodger (WH2)
Northern Region: John Trubnick (SC1), Jan Fulton (RK1)
District Region: Eleanor Pinfold (HM2)
National Recorder: Jan O’Donnell (NS1)
Editor: Liesl Ploos Van Amstel (NS1)
IT Officer: Liz Davidson (NS1)
Open Water Swimming: Mike Bodger (WH2)

- APOLOGIES - Andrew Gabites (Webmaster), Lesley Parkin (Swimming Officer), Warren Gilbertson (Vice President)


- THE MINUTES of the 43th Annual General Meeting held on Friday 6th May 2016 were presented to the meeting and then accepted as a true and correct record.

- BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE 2016 MINUTES: Overall the regions (1-5) of NZ Masters Swimming are not working well and it is crucial that at least 3 regions are represented at the AGM and particularly at the election of President and Vice President every two years. This item will be discussed at the next executive meeting.

- MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2017 - No increase in fees

- ALLOWANCES AND HONORARIA - These will remain the same

- APPOINTMENTS - The current officer’s positions were endorsed.
National Secretary/Treasurer – Mike Bodger
Webmaster - Andrew Gabites
Swimming Officer – Lesley Parkin
National Recorder – vacant
Computer/IT Officer – Liz Davidson
Masterscrawl Editor – Liesl Ploos Van Amstel
Openwater Swimming Officer – Mike Bodger

Jan O’Donnell has resigned from the National Recorder’s position but will remain with NZ Masters Swimming until results and records set at the World Masters Games 2017 are ratified. We will examine the job description and advertise for the position and prepare an article on Jan for Masterscrawl.

- SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2016 - Jolie Fenwick (HM2) who swims in the female 35-39 years age group.

- NZMS CHAMPIONSHIPS: HOSTING 2017 - As a financial incentive, the meeting voted to waive sanction fees for host clubs to NZMS for the next two years.

South Island Short Course 2017 – Ashburton
North Island Short Course 2017 – Waitakere

- OTHER BUSINESS - Liz Davidson proposed changes to the NZMS Information Manual – Section 9: Competition Rules, Regulations and Information. Clause 5 and 6. Relating to National Records.
Items such as eligibility, resident status, club affiliation to NZMS will be updated.

Minutes AGM April 2017
Financial Report - Mike Bodger
Computer Officers Report and Appendix- Liz Davidson
Webmaster's Report - Andrew Gabites
Editor's Report - Liesl Ploos van Amstel
Swimming Officer's Report - Lesley Parkin
Open Water Report - Mike Bodger
National Recorder Report - Jan O'Donnell
Trophy Officer's Report - Lesley Parkin


  1. Gratitude for sharing the NZMS AGM Minutes 2017. I am glad that the meeting turned out to be successful. Anyways, at the local meeting space San Francisco we will also be hosting business meet in next month. Hope everything goes as per the plan.