Post Christmas has seen the club be well utilized over the past 3 or 4 months with club days being well attended, but as the cold weather settles in we are going to try to keep the momentum going each Wednesday club day by having a BQQ at approx 7--7.30pm, gold coin donation. Club day in the weekend has moved from sun to sat as hopefully most of you have noticed.
On busy days please don’t leave your car parked in the middle for long periods blocking other vehicles.
The First Aid kit has been tidied up and updated and is located in the drawers by the Telephone. This has basic First Aid Items, Antiseptic Ointment, bandaids etc.
Both double and mixed club champ days in February and March were well attended with quite a few spectators in attendance, creating a good atmosphere for all.
Our senior prize giving is going to be held Saturday 17th May 2014 at 7pm $10 per person with a meal provided. All members welcome with a social evening following prize giving.
Our Cucksey shield team played well through a long days play in April and got a good result coming second, well done and thanks to those players that represented Koru.
The summer interclub season has finished. Congratulations to the Presidents 2 team for winning their grade.
Congratulations to the Open mens 1 team for coming second in their grade and being promoted to 2nd grade.
Open mens 4 came 6th/, Open mens 5 came 5th/, Open mens 8 came 6th/, Supa mens 2 came 10th,/ Presidents 4 came 4th/ and Open womens 2 came 9th/ Mens 1st grade results pending.
On a national scale these are some of the achievements of Koru members over summer
Max Brown won the 75-80 NZ Seniors Mens Singles in Nelson to go with his 70+ Maori Tennis Singles at Hamilton
Jim Beban won Silver Medals in Singles & Mixed, 55-60 age group, at the MZ Masters Games in Dunedin
Dick Garratt also won the 60+ Singles, Doubles & Mixed titles in the annual Maori Tennis champs at Hamilton.
Dick’s South Auckland team also won the Tennis Seniors national teams event for the 65+ age group in Tauranga recently over Easter.
We held a special AGM on the 30/3/14 with a motion to change the financial year for the club from 31st May to the 31st March, the motion was passed.
We are looking at early July for our AGM, the date will be ratified at next committee meeting 13/5/14. This not an official notification.
Koru AGM: Member Participation and changes to meeting protocols for moving motions.
The following guidelines are intended to empower members to understand how they may influence the running of the club via the AGM as this meeting, importantly, presents an opportunity to ensure the running of the club is in keeping with the wishes of the majority of it’s members.
These guidelines do not over-rule the more extensive meeting protocols (parliamentary rules) which will guide the chair-person’s running of the meeting.
The Chair will set the agenda, in consultation with the management committee.
Any item requiring the consideration of the membership (i.e. a vote) must be presented in the form of a written motion. This must be presented to the management committee 5 weeks in advance of the AGM to ensure they have sufficient time, prior to the AGM, for discussion in their monthly meeting.
All such motions will be presented at the AGM.
The normal process for handling the motion, at the AGM, is:
1. The chair (Koru President) will present the motion and call for a seconder
2. If seconded, then the matter is open for debate:
The person who moved the motion may explain its purpose.
Others will be given the chance to speak.
Any suggested amendments may be accepted by the mover as being incorporated (prior to a vote) but the seconder may withdraw their "second" at this time.
3. After debate the mover has a last right of reply before the matter is put to the vote.
This does not preclude anybody from raising any matter within the general business section of the meeting (and there may be a show of hands or what have you, to get a feel for the wishes of the members) but it does mean that the AGM will not accept motions requiring a vote (and subsequent commitment) from the floor on the day.
SUMMARY: The main change from previous years, noted above, is that a motion has to be forwarded to the committee in writing before the AGM. Matters of significant importance, requiring an AGM membership vote and determination for action, cannot be raised ad-hoc on the day of the meeting.
Please remember Senior prize giving this month, enjoy your tennis.