2013 AGM

Date of Meeting: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • 2013 AGM

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AGM Taranaki 10 March 2013 11.30am

 

Present: Joanna Pearsall, Danielle DeWester, Daniel Woolley, Jon Foote, Lily White, Melinda Hatherly-Jones, Ami Kennedy, Philippa Jamieson, Diane Emerson, Ritz Wood, Poihaere Morris, Nicola Rankin, Matt King, Kaye-Maree Dunn, Petra Stephenson, Trevor Witt, Vanessa Witt, Jorgette Maaka, Diane de StQuentin, Jurjen Haitsma, Mireia Marques, Javier Carrasco, Bridget Scully, Robina McCurdy, Setha Davenport, Michelle O'Donnell, Amme Hiser, Colin Robertson, Andrew Stephenson, Walter Dendl, Miriam Booth, Wiremu Grace, Bomun Bock-Chung, Chris Lenth, Jacinta Driver, Murray Jones, Alex Rodger & councillors: Trish Allen, Nandor Tanczos, Danyl Strype, Floyd Driver, Cheryl Noble, Wendy Palmer (secretary), Sarah Adams(chairperson) & Richard Grevers (webmaster). Apologies: Jocelyn Winters (treasurer).

 

 

 

Charitable Trust status has been achieved as of 18/10/2012 Registered No. CC48392.

 

Education: accreditation conversation will be continued at PEG meeting tomorrow.

 

Chairman's report:

Permaculture in New Zealand Chair Report 2013 – Sarah Adams

This year began with a bang when we got ten people elected on the Council! It’s been great getting to know the new council and I’m happy to report that most of us will be staying on for another year.

It’s been a consolidating year for the council and it feels like a great group to be involved with. We had three weekend face to face meetings with a bio regional dinner, one in Turangi, Matakana and Taranaki each with packed agendas which we moved through smoothly.

The major achievements for this year have been:

Finalising our constitution changes and receiving charitable status. This has been in the pipe lines for a few years and it’s great to have it done. Thank you to Trish for overseeing this.

Updating the website, it is still the same format with a re-skin so it looks a bit different. Richard our webmaster did a small presentation of the changes this morning. There is still an intention a complete re design of the website in time, but it’s great to have the website looking a bit more appealing and it is now much more user friendly than it was.

The Hui team here in Taranaki have done a great job putting this hui on and have also included a follow on event working at Parihaka, this is an exciting development and it’s wonderful to see that many have chosen to stay on for the next few days and get involved in this.

Creating a partnership with Otago Polytech to develop the PGrad Diploma in Sustainable Practise (permaculture specialisation). Margaret Kwok has been working with Steve Henry and others at the Otago Polytechnic and are looking to have this formalised at today’s AGM.

‘That PiNZ and the centre for Sustainable Practce ( CSP), Otago Polytechnic ( OP) create a formal partnership agreement,( that outlines the co-management of the permaculture component of the 
Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice) to be confirmed and finalised by necessary people in PINZ council, PEG, CSP and OP.’

Pinz has been working to ensure the integrity of Permaculture is retained and that experienced Permaculture practitioners are included in the development of this programme.

And we are working towards a 10 year strategy and development document, we did a survey a few months ago and ran a facilitated meeting last night to hear what people want to see in the future and how they think some of this will evolve. We think that great things are happening within the Permaculture community and want to know what some of this is and how the council and Permaculture membership can support this. We see this process as a way for all of us, to work out how we see the future and how we can work together to achieve it.

All up, 2012 was a good year and I’m looking forwards to working again with the current members as well as other who join the council for the year ahead.

 

Ratified by Trish Allen and also accepted by general acclaim.

 

Treasurer's report:

Permaculture in New Zealand

Statement of Income and Expenditure

For the Year to 5 March 2013

 

Balance brought forward: Account 00 = $1011.97

Account 01 = $ 2883.89

Total $3895.86

INCOME

Account 00

Account 01

Totals

Balance forward

$1011.97

Balance forward

$2883.89

$3895.86

Membership

$5520.00

Membership

$286.42

$5806.42

Hui Registration

$4862.00

Hui Registration

$11050.00

$15912.00

Repay APC Seed $

$5000.00

 

 

$5000.00

Tithe

$220.00

 

 

$220.00

From 01 Account

$1500.00

 

 

$1500.00

 

 

From 00 Account

$10000.00

$10000.00

 

 

Interest

$255.29

$255.29

Total

$18113.97

Total

$24475.60

$42589.57

 

EXPENSES

Account 00

Account 01

Totals

Hui General

$430.00

 

 

$430.00

Hui Food

$738.37

 

 

$738.37

Exec Travel F2F

$3019.12

 

 

$3019.12

Newsletter

$0.00

 

 

$0.00

Website

$975.42

 

 

$975.42

Mail

$0.00

 

 

$0.00

To 01 Account

$10000.00

 

 

$10000.00

Other*

$825.00

 

 

$825.00

 

 

Withholding Tax

$44.68

$44.68

 

 

To 00 Account

$1500.00

$1500.00

Total

$15987.91

Total

$1544.68

$17532.59

Balance to forward

$2226.06

 

$22930.92

$25156.98

*Other includes the following payment:

Hui Refunds

$825.00

 

BANK RECONCILIATION: Account 00 = $2226.06

Account 01 = $22930.92

Total = $25156.98

 

Balance as per Bank Statement 5 March 2012 = $25156.98

 

Income since 31 March 2012 $42589.57

Expenditure since 31 March 2012 $17532.59

Balance as at 5 March 2013 $25156.98 “

 

This interim report viewed on screen and explained by Cheryl. Balance as at 5.3.13 $25156.98. Richard further explained hui expenses and income (somewhere around break-even). Final March 31st 2013 a/c will be made. Accepted Joanna Pearsall, seconded Trish Allen

 

Elections:

Standing again: Nandor Tanczos, Sarah Adams, Danyl Strype, Cheryl Noble, Floyd Driver, Wendy Palmer, Jocelyn Winters, Trish Allen nominated these councillors, seconded by Melinda Hatherly-Jones.

Jorgette Maaka - nominated to be co-opted by Kaye Maree, seconded by Melinda (with caveat that she does a PDC in the near future, at which time she will become an elected council member).

Danielle DeWester - nominated by Wendy Palmer, seconded by Cheryl Noble.

Nelson Lebo, if he decides to stand. (NB I don't feel this election was properly held as there is no recorded nominator or seconder and the vote was improper, so I don't think this should be recorded as an election.

Concern was voiced about electing councillors as a body and that we need to allow space in the process for any concerns regarding individual nominees before the election.

Each nominee was called and elected by show of hands; for and against. All unanimously voted in.

Proposal, by Trish, that in the future nominations be put forward before the newsletter as well as nominations at the AGM.

Applauds of thanks for outgoing councillors, Trish Allen & Richard Grevers (who will, thnakfully remain as PiNZ Webmaster). Betsy Kettle, although elected, has not been able to attend council meetings due to her work load.

 

General Business:

Bicultural relations: Kaye Maree spoke of the importance of partnership with Tangatawhenua and about establishing a working party around Jorgette to advise and work with PiNZ. She asked for fair consideration to Maoridom in the future. There is potential to table formal recognition of partnership with Tangatawhenua at Governance and constitutional levels.

Joanna Pearsall voiced this as welcome news. No-one opposed.

Danyl Strype asked for clarification with specialist organisations like PEG and how will we incorporate the structure of Maoridom in Permaculture. As Bicultural Officer over the last year, he has observed, interacted and reviewed the process of Parihaka possibly hosting the hui.

Robina McCurdy coined this “important dialogue” as “turning a new tide, which is important for the whole country”. She asked for continuation of this conversation during the mahi at Parihaka the following week.

Kaye Maree apologised for if any intentions that had been missed.

Kaye Maree suggested we adopt Poihaere Morris as our kuia and cultural advisor, seconded by Trish and agreed by the meeting. An elders' council holds a level of safety and advisory status for future conversation.

Joanna Pearsall gave a “2 minute intro to a day's workshop” about JAK, a no interest bank labeled a Genuine Wealth System which holds community coffers. She learnt about it in Sweden 2006. The meeting agreed to learning more about it and the possibility of beginning one.

2014 hui may be in Wellington at Tapu te Ranga Marae, Island Bay. Kaye Maree will advise.

Closed for lunch.