Committee Meeting 12 September 2015 - Agenda

Notice of Meeting

WPA Committee Meeting to be held on Saturday, 12 September 2015 at the Silverstream Pétanque club, Dunns Street, Silverstream.

The meeting will start at 10:00 am.


  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Confirmation of the minutes from the meeting held on Saturday, 11 July 2015.
    1. Matters arising
  3. Correspondence
    1. Outwards
      1. Registrar of Incorporated Societies - Financial return
      2. WPA clubs - Membership returns
      3. BNZ - Internet Banking application
    2. Inwards
      1. BNZ - Internet Banking approval
  4. Treasurer's Report
  5. Tournament Subcommittee Report
  6. Representation Report
  7. General Business
    1. Life Membership Process

      Life Membership is covered by clause 6.2 of the Constitution:

      Members may be admitted as Life Members of the WPA for meritorious service in the interest of Pétanque. Candidates for Life Membership shall be recommended by the Management Committee to the members for admission at an Annual General Meeting of the WPA and their admission shall be by vote of the members. There shall be no more than 5 Life Members at any one time.

      However, there is no real process for actually electing a Life Member. We would like to suggest that candidates for the position of Life Member be considered by the Management Committee at the March/April meeting using the below framework.

      Any Ordinary Member of not less than ten years membership who has rendered outstanding services to the Association may be elected as a Life Member. Life membership shall be conferred for outstanding service to the Association as an Ordinary member and not under any circumstances for any monetary consideration. Every proposal for life membership shall first be considered by the Management Committee and if approved by it, submitted to a ballot at a General Meeting. A nine-tenths majority of those Ordinary Members present and entitled to vote thereon shall be necessary to effect such election. A Life Member shall not be liable for payment of any annual affiliation fee. Unless and until otherwise determined by the Association in General Meeting there shall not be more than five Life Members at any one time.

      Proposed by Michael Rocks and Kevin McFadgen.

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary