WPA Committee Meeting held on Thursday 3 June 2010
at the Kapiti Pétanque Club at 7:00 pm

Club Delegates


Kath Alison, Kaye Alison, Terry Dawson, Fay Doyle (Kapiti), Shirley Peard (Horowhenua), Bob Horton (Upper Hutt), Gwen Hill (Umpires)


Brian Bradburn (Silverstream), Elizabeth Rocks (Khandallah), Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue).

Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 November 2009 were taken as read. A correction was made to the Financial Report: Gwen Hill also requested not to be paid for the Umpiring.

The minutes were approved (B Frampton/G Hill)

Treasurer's Report

Michael provided an update on revenue and expenses since the draft was sent out last month.

The report was approved (S Frampton/C Horton)

The Budget for the 2010-11 financial year was approved (G Morris/C Bradburn).

Tournament Sub-committee

There was further discussion about trophies and the sub-committee are to report back in time for the next meeting.

Umpire's group

Gwen spoke to her report. Christine Taylor has been promoted to National Umpire status. Due to the difficulties in arranging a convenient time with Barbara Whittington to run a practical exam, there is now the possibility of using Chris to take it.

Strategic Plan

Discussion held over until the next meeting.

General Business

Tournament fees

This was covered in the earlier discussion. The Tournament Sub-committee is to report back on the allocation of trophies and proportion of tournament fees to be spent on prizes in time for the next meeting

PNZ Grant

Gwen is to get costs for bringing Chris Taylor to Wellington to run the Umpire's practical exam.

Tournament formats

A letter was received from Barbara Johnston suggesting the introduction of timed games in the qualifying rounds of WPA events. The Tournament sub-committee is to report back on Barbara's letter, plus the introduction of a Consolante event on the second day of a two day regional championship.

Regional Awards

The Awards will be announced at the Masterton Midwinter Doubles. It was decided that an Awards ceremony was not really practical. Concern was expressed at the small number of nominations received.


Request from Tommy Werry that communication regarding Regional representation and coaching/training initiatives should also be sent to club Secretaries and not just put on the website.

WPA Discussion forum

Michael gave a demonstration of the Discussion forum that had been added to the website. The initial target for the site is the Club delegates. Guidelines for use are still being developed. In the meantime, all discussion areas are being moderated, that is, posting will need to be approved before they will appear. In time the forum will be rolled out to all WPA members. Access to the forum will be checked against the membership lists submitted by clubs.

The new RSS or News feed was also demonstrated.

The meeting closed at 9:25 pm.

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary