Clubs New Zealand Christmas Hours and Important Dates
14 December 2017
Clubs New Zealand National Office will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 22nd December 2017 through to Monday 8th January 2018. As always the National Office team will be available during this period if you have any questions or require assistance.
Our main office line 0800 4 CLUBS (0800 425 827) and landline 04 815 9007 will be diverted to staff members, alternatively you can contact any of us via our email addresses listed below;
Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM - Your Ticket to Wanganui
12 December 2017
Registrations for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM are open. All Clubs New Zealand members will have received an email containing a link to your club’s unique registration form on Friday 15th December.
Below you will find all the information you need on what you can expect from the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM, including the Conference Dinner, Hospitality Expo and how to get involved.
Annual Membership Update Forms
30 November 2017
On Friday 8th of December all clubs will receive an email with a link for you to complete your annual membership update.
The annual update forms are online and come pre-populated based on the information we currently hold for your club. As always, we ask that once you receive the form you carefully check each section and make any necessary changes or additions prior to submitting.
2017 Club Management Conference Wrap Up
28 November 2017
Last week more than 70 managers from across the country made their way to Mount Maunganui for the 2017 Club Management Conference.
Before we can get into wrapping up the conference we would like to once again acknowledge the conference hosts Club Mount Maunganui. Thank you to Straw and the clubs Committee. A huge thank you to Christine and your amazing team, everyone had a fantastic time and your hospitality was second to none.
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”.