Reasonable Standard of Dress Required!
16 November 2017
Jane from Grey Lynn Returned Service Club shares their success with offering shirts to those who do not meet the clubs dress code.
How many times do we turn people (and all their custom) away for not being dressed properly? Having travelled overseas over the years, I have realised that not all clubs/venues/restaurants and bars have the same dress codes. You can take your hat off, but not your singlet!
Help your members prepare for their summer club visits!
16 November 2017
Reciprocal Rights is one of the fantastic privileges that come from club membership, with Clubs New Zealand administering reciprocal rights between our more than 310 member clubs. It means that no matter where your members travel they are almost guaranteed to find a club that they can pop into and enjoy the hospitality.
With club systems and procedures for identifying Authorised Customers and Authorised Visitors getting more robust and actively monitored we are finding that members are getting into potentially embarrassing situations when they visit other clubs unprepared and with no membership card.
Club Management Conference 2017 - It's go time!
16 November 2017
Those registered for the 2017 Club Management Conference will shortly be making their way to Club Mount Maunganui for a few days of informative presentations, networking and sharing the successes and challenges of the last year.
Club Managers Conference - Burgers, Beers and Bowls with Micheal Van De Elzen
2 November 2017
Registrations for the 2017 Club Management Conference have now closed and we are looking forward to seeing you all in just a few weeks at the Club Mount Maunganui.
The conference will be kicking off with a fun afternoon of sunshine, burgers and bowls - with a special presentation and cooking demo from internationally renowned and TVNZ's The Food Truck Chef, Micheal Van De Elzen.
Clubs New Zealand Nominations for Office 2018-20 are Open
25 October 2017
Nomination for the Clubs New Zealand 2018-2020 Board Positions are open and need to be returned to National Office by 20th January 2018.
Update from Bryan Ferguson - Clubs New Zealand President
12 October 2017
As time goes by my enthusiasm for the role as President hasn’t changed. I have met and continue to meet great people as I travel around the country attending various meetings and functions. On the whole clubs seem to be in good spirits although I acknowledge this year has been tougher than previous years.
Our new manager in the South Island Keith Ballantyne who started with us mid-September will make a difference. Nothing beats having people on the ground helping with day to day issues in clubs and Keith’s experience will help as has Dave’s continues to do in the North. At the time of writing this Keith is travelling the South visiting member clubs so I am looking forward to getting an update on the health of our member clubs down there.
Club Managers Punting Challenge
12 October 2017
For those of you attending this years Club Managers Conference come prepared to battle it out in the $1,000 teams punting challenge taking place from 6.00pm on Wednesday 22nd November.
Is your clubs joining process helping or hindering?
4 October 2017
Back in August we published the article “modernising your constitution” which focused on the need for clubs to seriously look at their constitutions and determine whether they were acting as a deterrent to attracting a broad thinking pool of committee members. This article naturally led me to wonder whether many club constitutions are in the same way acting as a barrier to attracting those elusive “younger members”.
Insurance scheme benefits member clubs
14 September 2017
Members of the Clubs Share Insurance Services scheme will be largely shielded from premium increases thanks to the collective buying power of the group, says Area Manager Stuart Speirs.
“Premiums have gone up 10% on average for commercial insurance clients and it’s likely there’ll be further increases in the next 12-18 months, but we’ve been able to minimise the impact for our member Clubs,” Stuart said.
Procurement Processes - Part 2
13 September 2017
Accountability and transparency is fundamental to good governance, and it is important for members and other stakeholders to be confident that their club's money is wisely and appropriately expended.
Probity means integrity, uprightness and honesty. Maintaining probity in procurement involves more than avoiding corrupt or dishonest conduct, but rather extends to policies and procedures that ensure impartiality, accountability and transparency. Transparency and accountability in procurement gives club's ongoing needs and in turn providing the best terms and conditions in your club.
7 September 2017
Often procurement doesn't get the attention it deserves, but there can be frightening consequences if clubs don't take the time to follow this important process.
All clubs have a requirements for purchasing goods and services. The complexity of this process depends on the intricacy of the product or services being acquired and the values assigned to them respectively.
Are you under insured?
31 August 2017
Holding back on insurance can be tempting when money's tight. But managing your risks could mean the difference between going under and thriving. Here's what you need to think about.
"Most small businesses are under-insured", says Insurance Council of New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Grafton.
"It's partly because owners are too busy sailing into the wind to keep ahead to think about what could hit them from the side or beneath. Insurance doesn't make risk disappear, but is one tool in your resilience and continuity planning.