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Annual General Assembly

About the ESNZ Annual General Assembly

The ESNZ Annual General Assembly acts as a platform for discussions, voting on any major decisions of ESNZ and the governance of the sport and is also an opportunity for you to meet and talk with people governing your sport in person.

The business which must be transacted at the AGA includes:

  • The Annual Report of ESNZ
  • Items of business of which notice has been given under Article 20.1.b
  • Election of the President and the Vice President
  • Appointment of the Auditor
  • Any alterations to the ESNZ Constitution

Each discipline is entitled to Nine Voting Delegates.

At this stage we request that attendance is limited to members of the ESNZ Board, Delegates, Staff, and invited guests in order to comply with Government guidelines limiting attendance to 100 people or less.

Notice of the 69th ESNZ Annual General Assembly

Notice of the 69th Annual General Assembly of Equestrian Sports New Zealand is hereby given to all Members:

Date:  Tuesday 29th September 2020
Time:  1.00pm – Registration begins at 12:45pm
Venue:  West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield St, Wellington

The AGA will consider formal business including the approval of the audited annual accounts, election of officials and any Honorary Life Memberships to be conferred as well as consider any proposed amendments to the Constitution.

Any resolutions and general business must be with the ESNZ Chief Executive no later than 5pm on 14th August 2020 and can be forwarded by email to [email protected]

Elections are also now open for the positions of President and Vice-President of ESNZ.  Nominations for President and Vice-President must be with the ESNZ Chief Executive no later than 5pm on 14th August 2020.

President Nomination Form
Vice-President Nomination Form
The Role of the President and Vice-President

ESNZ looks forward to welcoming Members to the Annual General Assembly.  The AGA is an opportunity for you to meet and talk with people governing your sport in person, so please take the opportunity to come along and be involved.

Election of President for 2020-2021

ESNZ has received two nominations for the position of ESNZ President for the 2020-2021 season.

The ESNZ Constitution states that any contested election for the presidency will be conducted via a ballot of all ESNZ members who are eligible to vote.

Nominations for President have been received for:

  • Vicki Glynn (nominated by Chris Hodson, seconded by Sue Reid)
  • Sue Hobson (nominated by Richard Sunderland, seconded by Scott McKenna)

Each candidate has prepared a brief statement about themselves, it is important that you read these before casting your vote.

STATEMENT – SUE HOBSON

STATEMENT – VICKI GLYNN

THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT

The following members are eligible to vote:

  • Honorary Life Members aged 18 or over
  • Life Members aged 18 or over
  • Full Members aged 18 or over
  • Full Members – Non-Competing aged 18 and over 
  • Affiliated organisations and member organisations subject to whether voting rights are conferred or not in the agreement between the organisation and ESNZ.

Elections and voting will open on the 4th September 2020.    We are in the process of investigating third party providers to administer the voting process and will advise in due course. 

The election will close (both online and for receipt of ballot papers) at 5pm on Monday 28th September 2020.

The result will be announced at the ESNZ Annual General Assembly on Tuesday 29th September in Wellington. 

For your information, only one nomination was received for the position of ESNZ Vice-President for 2020-2021 for Lynda Clark (nominated by Sue Billigheimer, seconded by Don Robertson).  The appointment of Vice-President will be made by voting delegates at the ESNZ AGA.

AGENDA

DELEGATES

2020 Annual Report

The ESNZ Annual Report will be available via the link below. A printed copy of the Annual Report is available to any Member who is unable to view the report online. Please specifically request a printed copy from Aimee Cotter at the ESNZ National Office – [email protected] or 04 499 8994

2019 ESNZ AGA

The 2019 68th Annual General Assembly of Equestrian Sports New Zealand was held on Wednesday 25th September in Wellington at the West Plaza Hotel.

ELECTION

Mr Richard Sunderland was elected to the position of ESNZ President for the 2019-20 season, and Lynda Clark was elected to the position of Vice President

WORKSHOPS

ESNZ ran a workshop, in conjunction with the AGA about how to have Difficult Conversations.

2018 ESNZ AGA

The 2018 67th Annual General Assembly of Equestrian Sports New Zealand was held on Tuesday 9 October in Wellington at the West Plaza Hotel.

ELECTION

Mr Richard Sunderland was elected to the position of ESNZ President for the 2018-19 season, and Nick Pyke was elected to the position of Vice President

WORKSHOPS

ESNZ ran two workshops, in conjunction with the AGA

  • Dr Stephen Kara of Axis Sports Medicine presented our workshop on concussion in equestrian sports, and the new blue card for concussion and serious injury
  • Graeme Nahkies of Boardworks presented a workshop on Governance Training

Copies of both presentations can be downloaded below

Photo: Maeve McLellan being awarded ESNZ’s Lifetime Volunteer Award, the Pilmer Plate at the 2018 AGA.