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Rowing NZ 2020 AGM

On 23 March, the New Zealand Government advised New Zealand will enter Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm 25 March.

We have considered the government announcement and the continued uncertainty of the coming weeks / months as they relate to travel, mass gatherings, and social distancing. The RNZ Board has also considered the impact on volunteer administrators and the clubs and associations at this time, including financial implications.

For these reasons we have decided to postponed the 2020 NZRA + NZRF AGM, with a view to reschedule to a date later this year. At this stage we are looking at early October with the possibility of combining a Whole of Sport Forum on the same weekend. The actual date will be confirmed when alert level restrictions become clear.

There are constitutional issues which arise from such a postponement. Given the current circumstances it is anticipated that local associations will be fully supportive in validating the deferment. The Annual Financial Statements and Annual Report will however be posted on-line (and via email) by the original due date of April 17th.

Rowing NZ encourage all Associations and Affiliations to continue with online nomination processes for all associated awards, constitutional amendments and remits.

Please note the submission dates have changed and are now as follows:

Volunteer recognition– 19 June 2020

Club of the Year– 19 June 2020

Service Award– 19 June 2020

Nomination for Election of Officers– 19 June 2020

Notification of Delegates– 19 June 2020

Constitutional Amendments: send to rachael@rowingnz.kiwi by 19 June 2020

Remits: send to rachael@rowingnz.kiwi by 19 June 2020

The 2020 AGM will remain in Hamilton at Novotel Tainui.

An official postponement date will be announced in due course.