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.
Be a part of the 2017 Club Management Conference
23 August 2017
Registrations for the 2017 Club Management Conference hosted by Club Mount Maunganui will close on Friday 27th October. The registration process is the same as the Clubs New Zealand Conference & AGM where each club will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form.
The Club Management Conference is open to everyone, and the Club Managers Group Committee would like to invite all clubs to register for this conference.
Modernising your Constitution
23 August 2017
Over the last century, the majority of clubs were formed around a core purpose/function - supporting returned servicemen; supporting local workers or supporting and promoting various sports.
The sad reality is that more than a few clubs have large numbers of members who are no longer actively involved in those core activities, rather they gather at our clubs to celebrate, reflect, dine, dance and drink everything from coffee to cola and back again.