Online voting Closes at 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2018. Votes cast after that time will be invalid. Votes may be hand delivered to the Secretary up to the start of the AGM.
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Once again, we are promoting changes to our Constitution to ensure it helps rather than hinder our progress. An explanation of the changes together with the proposed wording of the relevant clauses of our Constitution are included with this magazine together with a voting form so you can have your say on how we operate. Voting forms will also be available on our website. A full copy of our Constitution is in your current Safety Handbook. If you have any questions, please call me.
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Awards: The authority to grant our major awards, which recognise exemplary service to JBNZ, is shifted to our JBNZ Management Committee who will be better placed to fully understand the nominee’s contribution and to streamline the process avoiding cumbersome ballots at our AGMs. Branch awards will still be able to be made at the branch level.
Presidential Term: To set a minimum period between presidential terms of an individual to one year.
JBNZ Management Committee: To properly recognise this Committee which has been acting as a subcommittee of our Executive for the past 10+ years, to define its role to manage, and of the Executive to govern JBNZ.
Appointment of President, Vice President and Patron: Just as many other organisations do (including in politics), we wish to move to having these positions appointed by our JBNZ Management Committee. Without casting any aspersions on past holders of these positions, we consider that the proposed method will ensure the best qualified person with the right skills and experience for the role will be appointed rather than a person who may be a more popular but less capable candidate.
Executive: We are making changes to the total number serving on the Executive, to ensure the total number remains constant, regardless of whether or not the position of Immediate Past President is filled.
Branch – Immediate Past Chairman: We wish to emulate the national position of Immediate Past President at our branches which currently don’t formerly have a position of immediate past Chairman although in practise some branches may have been doing this. We recognise the huge importance of the mentoring that can be required for a new Branch Chairman and who better to do this than the most recent holder of that position.
Minor Changes: A number of minor changes to grammar, punctuation, layout and numbering will be completed in conjunction with the proposed changes