Fencing North Special General Meeting - April 2020

Fencing North Special General Meeting
April 2020


The Special General Meeting was held on Monday the 6th of April 2020 via conference call (Skype).

Meeting Opened: 7:10pm.


  • David Elder (President)
  • Sunnie Sun (Vice President)
  • Amanda Hopkins (Treasurer)
  • Katie Logan (Secretary)
  • Ryan Yan
  • Maja Saran
  • Judit Fliszar
  • James Harwood
  • Matthew Houtman


  • Mary Black
  • Peter Butler

Amendments to the Constitution:

David Elder proposed that three articles (17.4, 18.3, and 19.3) be added to the Fencing North Constitution. The full text of the proposed additions is attached overleaf. The purpose of these amendments is to ensure that Fencing North stands as a tax exempt/non-profit organisation, at the recommendation of the IRD.

David moved that the proposed additions be accepted and added to the constitution. Katie seconded. The motion was carried with all in favour.

Meeting Closed: 7:17pm.


Proposed Amendments to Fencing North Constitution

David Elder (second: Katie Logan) has proposed that the Constitution of Fencing North be amended as follows:

Addition of Article 17.4:
Proposed Text: No part of the funds of the Society shall be used or be available to be used for the private pecuniary profit of any Member, beneficiary or associate of any of the aforementioned.

Addition of Article 18.3:
Proposed Text: Notwithstanding the above, no addition to or alteration of the aims, personal benefit clause or the winding up clause shall be made which affect the tax exempt/non profit body status of the Society. The provisions and effect of this clause shall not be removed from this document and shall be included and implied in any document replacing this document.

Addition of Article 19.3:
Proposed Text: If upon winding up or dissolution of the organisation there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever the same shall not be paid or distributed among the members of the organisation but shall be given or transferred to some other organisation or body with similar objects to the first organisation or for some other charitable purpose, within New Zealand.

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