29 June 2017
A strategic marketing plan is essential for clubs wanting to stay ahead of the pack.
There are many critical elements to consider in marketing and, to promote your club effectively, you need to fully recognise the core aspects of your product and service offering. This involves your desired brand positioning, customers, primary objectives, and what is relevant in the ever-evolving field of marketing today. The key then is to target your customers as individuals while at the same time taking a holistic approach, which can be a fine balancing act.
Hiring Contractor's - Including Bands and Entertainers
15 June 2017
The main contractor’s clubs will use is a band. Every member of the band is usually required to fill out an IR330 once and this should be kept on file. If the band has an exemption certificate, make sure it is current and has their name written on it. It is good practice to take a copy of the certificate as well.
Withholding tax is deducted from payments made to people who aren’t employees but who are employed on a contract-for-service basis. If you hire contractors you may need to deduct withholding tax from the payments you make to them.
Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home
7 June 2017
Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017.
During the week of 15-22 June 2017 local Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect.
Conference & AGM 2018 - Air Chathams can get you there
1 June 2017
As mentioned a few weeks ago Clubs New Zealand has been in discussion with Air Chathams to secure charter flights to Wanganui from Christchurch and Auckland. Good news is all the details are locked in and you can start planning your trip to Wanganui for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM.
When do rule changes come into effect?
25 May 2017
A club’s constitution or rules is one of your most important documents. Every individual club constitution is different and relates only to your club. It has been shaped by the needs of the club and members from the day the club was established and needs to be continually reviewed and revised over the years and needs to continue to be reviewed in line with the objects of the club in order to stay relevant.
18 May 2017
A number of Clubs have requested information about “Corporate Membership”.
This is a perfectly legitimate “class” of membership, as long as you formally adopt it as part of your Clubs’ Constitution and only allow the Corporate “Associates” (Staff) to do what your Constitution says they can.
2018 Conference & AGM - Accommodation and Transport Update
11 May 2017
Believe it or not, planning is well underway for the Clubs New Zealand 2018 Conference & AGM being hosted at St John's Club in Wanganui from Thursday 22nd March through to Saturday 24th March 2018.
We have had calls from a number of early birds that are looking to secure their accommodation now. The St John's Club have prepared a list of preferred accommodation options due to their location which is convenient to the St John's Club and will make transport more efficient.
Visting other clubs
27 April 2017
Reciprocal Rights is one of the fantastic privileges that come from club membership, with Clubs New Zealand administering reciprocal rights between our 307 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.
Earn passive income for your club with Clubs New Zealand’s Lifestages KiwiSaver Scheme
26 April 2017
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.
Its time to remind your staff of your Security Policies
20 April 2017
It seems that we are hearing about armed robberies and break in's in ever increasing frequency. A quick Google search of armed robberies in New Zealand will bring up article after article detailing armed robberies that have targeted bars, TABS and liquor outlets. It is heart breaking to see that for some they consider it the norm.
Clubs need to be vigilant and ensure their security policies and procedures are adequate and being enforced. Anyone that is planning to rob your club will be looking for weaknesses and complacency in your security procedures i.e. staff members counting money in plain site while only one or two people are on site.
The Membership Sub: More than a token fee
6 April 2017
With the continual battle to get bums on seats, many clubs are looking to their membership fees to attract renewals and new members. The question that must now be asked "is it having the desired effect".
In the Club - The History of the Chartered Club Movement by Jack Rolfe OBE JP opens with establishment of the first clubs to appear in New Zealand. On October 12, 1840, the Wakefield Club was formed in Wellington, and was quite exclusive in nature with an admission fee of £25 , and an annual subscription of £5, these formidable fees undoubtedly were set to make the club exclusive. Shortly after the establishment of the Wakefield Club, a group of settlers met on December 16th 1841 and suggested that "great advantages to this colony would result from the establishment of a club which might promote a spirit of social intercourse among the colonists, and afford a means of showing hospitality to strangers..." It was with this meeting that the Wellington Club was formed, with a membership fee of £5. AW Beasley, author of The Club on The Terrace; states, "It seems unlikely, then, that the Wellington Club was a club set up in opposition to the Wakefield; rather, it was probably designed as a less ambitious and less costly complement to its older brother, achieving whatever exclusivity was required by the device of the blackball rather than by a financial barrier."
Club Management Conference 2017 - Secure your Accommodation
6 April 2017
This year the Club Management Conference will be heading to Club Mount Maunganui from Tuesday 21st November through to Thursday 23rd November.
The team at Club Mount Maunganui have advised that November commences the busy period for accommodation in Mount Maunganui and recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.