Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Final Boarding Call

15 March 2018

This time next week the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference, Expo & AGM hosted by St John's Club will be under way.

Registrations will open from 12.00pm in the Memorial Hall located on the second floor of the Whanganui War Memorial Center. As always the National Office team will be on hand to get you registered and answer your questions. Registrations will also continue on Friday morning before the conference presentations get underway in the Concert Chamber.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Visit the Expo for your chance to WIN

8 March 2018

The Clubs New Zealand Conference Expo has become a firm favourite and must attend event on the conference programme. This years Expo will be held on Thursday 22nd March from 12.00pm till 6.00pm in the Whanganui War Memorial Main Hall. The expo will also continue on Friday 23rd March giving you more time to chat with exhibitors and touch base with any you have missed the day before.

Featuring a wide range of exhibitors we encourage you to come along enjoy a beer or wine, have a nosey and of course a chat with the wonderful exhibitors to see how they could help your club. As always you will have your chance to win simply by having a chat to all our exhibitors and getting your expo passport completed.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - limited Conference Dinner tickets still available

1 March 2018

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM hosted by the St John's Club have now closed. All registered clubs will have received an email asking you to check/confirm your transport information for the conference, if you have not yet responded to this email please do so asap particularly if you are requiring airport pick ups and drop off - the St John's Club team can not pick you up if they do not know when you are arriving.

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual Report

1 March 2018

With preparations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Annual General Meeting almost complete the Clubs New Zealand Board is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2017.

An electronic copy of the report is now available to download using the link below;

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Your Clubs New Zealand Board for 2018-20

22 February 2018

Nominations for the 2018-2020 Clubs New Zealand Board closed on Saturday 20th January. As a result of receiving more than one nomination for the Hawkes Bay-Poverty Bay and Wanganui - Manawatu - Taranaki areas a ballot was conducted within the respective areas to elect the 2018-2020 area board member.

The voting closed on Tuesday 20th February and we can now confirm the 2018-2020 area board representatives;

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Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Registrations close tomorrow

22 February 2018

Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM hosted by the St John's Club close tomorrow Friday 23rd February 2018, if you have not submitted your registration now is the time to do so.

The conference programme is almost complete and you can view the latest copy of the programme below. This year's Conference, Expo & AGM promises to be educational, interactive and motivational as we look to explore future opportunities, the role of clubs in the community all while delivering exceptional customer experiences.

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Executive and Committee Liabilities

22 February 2018

Being elected to a clubs committee is to be considered something of an honour, it is an important and responsible position to hold. As a committee member your role does mean that you are liable for the legal operation of the club, basically, this means you must make sure you know of and respond appropriately to any issues affecting the successful and legal operation of the club.

Under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, members of an incorporated society such as a club are not liable for any debt, contract or other obligation made or incurred by the club within the terms of its constitution. Such liability is limited to the assets of the club. However, individual committee members may be liable if they should be involved in a contract which was not authorised under the terms of the club’s constitution, or it is shown that they wilfully disregarded consistent professional advice which later leads to damages being awarded to the club.

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Good Reasons Y to Engage

15 February 2018

While most clubs are thinking about how to engage with Gen Y, it's the younger generation's perception of what clubs are about this is holding them up at the front door.

While research indicates Gen Y people will go to pubs with their friends, they have a tendency to go to clubs with their family and older relatives.

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Is your club earning passive income with Clubs New Zealand's Lifestages KiwiSaver Scheme?

15 February 2018

Having a KiwiSaver option to offer your staff is a must, and for that reason Clubs New Zealand have teamed up with Funds Administration New Zealand (FANZ) to provide top quality product for member clubs and their staff.

You and your staff will get the benefits as set out in the Product Disclosure Statement for the Scheme, as well as access to KiwiSaver specialists over the phone, online and in branches.

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Consistent Inconsistencies - The Dangers of DIY Club Constitutions

8 February 2018

In the age of Google and Wikipedia there is a growing view that information and answers should be able to do everything ourselves.

We are all guilty of it, the other day my dishwasher filled with water and, rather than find someone who fixed dishwashers for a living, I Googled to see if I could fix it myself. The short version is: my kitchen flooded.

We all know a club's constitution is one of the most important documents a club has. It is effectively the contract between a club, its committee and the members. A constitution should be an up-to-date working document and will often be the first port of call in working out how to resolve an issue with members.

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Promoting Entertainment for Profit

8 February 2018

Strategic thinking about entertainment will save both big and small clubs from taking a financial hit.

Most clubs run entertainment and promotions to provide a reason for members to come to a club, eat the food and drink the beer, wine and spirits - oh, and coffee of course. But what is the return on investment? When we review club operations, especially on small clubs, working hard to survive and grow, we often struggle with the issue of advertising, entertainment, marketing and promotions (AEMP) that doesn't return a profit to the till.

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Keep an eye out for the new Area Update Emails

1 February 2018

This year the Clubs New Zealand Board and National Office will be starting to send out Area Update emails via the Clubs New Zealand MailChimp system. These Area Update emails will look quite similar to the Club Industry e-Newsletter and will typically contain information on area meetings and will obviously be sent only to the applicable area.

By using our MailChimp system to send out Area Updates we will be able to monitor if emails are being received and consolidate the boards individual email address books down to one which will help to ensure the right information is getting to the right people.

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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