ASSOCIATION of KINDRED CLUBS OF N. Z. Inc

 

NEWSLETTER

From your Secretary

Welcome to our Association’s October newsletter. The news for this month is mainly about the members of our Executive meeting for our first time after the telephone Conference in June this year. The meeting was assembled at Blenheim after celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Blenheim Orphans Club. One of the great acknowledgements was to see two of the foundation members still active in the Club. These men were Ken Ham and Pete Scammell who have led this Club along successfully with the assistance of a number of fine members (and their wives).

The celebration was very successful with a dinner and items interspersed between courses.

Your Association Secretary was surprised when a cake was presented to the Macandrew Bay Orphans’ & Entertainers Club noting their centennial year and that Club was the original sponsors of the Blenheim Club.

However, following the Executive meeting and lunch at the Broadbridges on the Sunday your Dominion President Wayne Climo, wife Gaylene, Eileen and myself, joined P.D.P Ken Ham and Karenne in their motor boat to Maraetai Bay where we were to spend about a week relaxing. The four visiting members each contracted Covid and so we spent two really enjoyable weeks isolating at the Bay. A perfect place to isolate. Memorable times and many 

thanks to Ken and Karenne for so generously hosting us.

A number of the Clubs will be closing down for the summer break or at least looking towards their A.G.M’s. Could you please forward your Club’s programme for the 2023 season as soon as possible. To get the timetable out, at least, before the Clubs restart I require the dates etc by the 30th January 2023.

Thank you to the Nelson and Eltham Clubs for sending me their newsletters. It is much appreciated and I would like to see your Clubs newsletters if you produce one. 

Sadly, I have to report the deaths of four of the members or wives.                                      They are Doreen Harris, wife of Allan, who was the Central group President and President of the Taradale Savage Club. 

Gaelene Riddle, wife of Peter from the Eltham Savage Club. Gaelene was a great supporter of the Savage Club and attended many Conferences.

Barney Simpson, from the Eltham Savage Club, who was a great stage performer and worker around the Club premises.

Betty Duggan, wife of Ted who was a long time member of the Whanganui Savage Club. Betty was a great supporter of the Whanganui Club and all Western Group Clubs.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased.

 

From your Dominion President.  

Hello to all, it seems the year has just flown by, and as the saying goes it won’t be long and it’ll be Christmas, which is now so true. 

Congratulations to the Blenheim Orphan’s Club on a successful weekend celebrating their 50th anniversary. The weekend was very well organised and run like clockwork, with an impromptu get together the Friday evening, for those who were around, and a cabaret evening on the Saturday. I must also thank the Blenheim members for their assistance with organising getting the elected Executive members together for their first face to face meeting. It was good to get everyone together who were able to make it. 

By the time you receive this newsletter you’ll be into your AGM’s or you may have already had them. Something that has been brought to the notice of the Executive is that there is a lack of interest from members to fill committee positions, and it’s left to the same people year on year. While these people have been happy to fill those positions, and some still are, I would like to encourage you to think, at your AGM’s, about a succession plan to fill positions for future years. I appreciate there are a number of obstacles we have to deal with today, which were not there before, making things more difficult, but I’m sure someone would be willing to fill positions, if given a bit of encouragement and support.    

Another matter that you will see in the Executive minutes is the most generous donation of $20,000 to the Association of Kindred Clubs from Macandrew Bay Orphans and Entertainers Club, which I thank them for, whole heartedly. This has come at a time where we have had 2 of the larger clubs resign from the Association, and we were facing a rise in affiliation fees. The donation has allowed us to leave the affiliation fees set as they were at $5.00 at least for another term.     

Wishing you all well and keep safe

Dominion President

Wayne Climo  

 

ASSOCIATION OF KINDRED CLUBS OF N.Z.

MINUTES OF THE 44th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 

HELD AS A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE 

4TH JUNE 2022

This Conference was held as a telephone conference because New Zealand could have been in lock down due to a presence of a corona virus in the population.

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham facilitated the telephone conference.

 

NOTICE OF MEETINGRead by Dominion Secretary P.D.P. Lynton Hotter.

 

DOMINION PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME  ByDominionPresident Bill Oram.

 

APPOINTMENT OF MINUTE SECRETARYP.D.P. Jack Paine.

 

MOVED    K. Ham      SECONDED  L. Hotter

 

All in favour.   Aye.Against  Nil

 

APOLOGIES

 

EXECUTIVE   Nil

 

GROUPS    Nil

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CLUBS      V. Parata. Macandrew Bay O.E.C.

                 

MOVED  W. Oram   SECONDED  C. Clark

 

OBITUARIES  (Past or present Dominion Councillors Only) P.D.P.   R. T. (Dick) Dodds)

    P.P. A. (Alister) Grant Oamaru S. C.                            

 

ROLL CALL              The roll call was called by Dominion Secretary P.D.P. Lynton Hotter.

 

PRESIDENT     D.P.Bill Oram    

SECRETARYP.D.P Lynton Hotter

PAST DOMINION PRESIDENT P.D.P.Ken Ham

DOMINION Snr VICE PRESIDENTWayne Climo

DOMINION Jnr VICE PRESIDENTAllan Harris

COUNCILLORSKeith Bill

Philipa Hardman

Michael Scandlyn

Robbie Elms

GROUP PRESIDENTS

 

WESTERN GROUPColleen Clark

NORTH WEST SOUTH ISLANDGraham Gordon  (Absent from conference call)

SOUTHERN GROUPIan Buckingham (Ian was a late attendee as was unable to

    connect on to the telephone conference)

 

CLUBS and delegates

ASHBURTON SAVAGE CLUBN.A.

ELTHAM SAVAGE CLUBColleen ClarkYes

HOKITIKA SAVAGE CLUBMurray BainYes

OAMARU VARIETY ENTERTAINERS Bob WinterYes

PARKER RHYTHM & RHYMEJim LawrenceN.A.

SOUTH CANTERBURY SAVAGE CLUBJeannette ClarkeYes

STRATFORD SAVAGE CLUBLen HotterYes

TARADALE SAVAGE CLUBRon SteadYes

VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB OF NELSONPhillipa HardmanYes WAIMATE SAVAGE ENTERTAINMENTCLUBIan BuckinghamYes

WAITARA SAVAGE & ENTERTAINMENT CLUBLynton HotterYes

BLENHEIM ORPHANS CLUBBarry BridgesYes

GISBORNE ORPHANS CLUBMichael ScandlynYes

HASTINGS ORPHANS CLUBAllan HarrisYes

INVERCARGILL ORPHANS CLUBMort CrooksYes

MACANDREW BAY ORPHANS & ENTERTAINERS CLUBJack PaineYes

 

READING AND CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the 43nd Biennial conference held by a weblink telephone call  on 20th June 2020 and circulated to all Executive, Groups, Club Presidents and Secretaries were taken as read and confirmed.

 

MOVED    Ken Ham      SECONDED   Wayne Climo

 

All in favour   AyeAgainst   Nil

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES :   Nil

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTPresented by Dominion President Bill Oram and taken as read. 

 

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT  

 

MOVED  Bill Oram     SECONDED   Allan Harris

 

.All in favour.AyeAgainst    Nil

 

SECRETARY’S REPORTPresentedby Dominion Secretary P.D.P. Lynton Hotter and taken as read. 

 

MOVEDP.D.P. Lynton HotterSECONDED    P.D.P. Jack Paine 

 

No discussion

 

PRESENTATION OF BALANCE SHEET (For year ended 31st December 2021) The balance sheet had been circulated and was taken as read.

ADOPTION OF BALANCE SHEET

 

MOVED P.D.P. Lynton HotterSECONDED  D.P.Bill Oram

 

All in favour   AyeAgainst   Nil

 

 

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ARISING FROM BALANCE SHEET

 

J. Paine noted the omission of the travelling allowances for the Dominion President and the Dominion Secretary and advised that these should be paid to both and added to the next terms balance sheet. P.D.P Ken Ham advised that due to no Conferences being held there was no income to 

the Association. There was no further discussion. 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF BALANCE SHEET (For year ended 31st December 2021) The balance sheet had  

been circulated and was taken as read.       .   

 

ADOPTION OF BALANCE SHEET

 

MOVED P.D.P. Lynton HotterSECONDED  D.P.Bill Oram

 

All in favour   AyeAgainst    Nil

 

ARISING FROM BALANCE SHEET

 

J. Paine noted the omission of the travelling allowances for the Dominion President and the Dominion Secretary and advised that these should be paid to both and added to the next terms balance sheet. P.D.P Ken Ham advised that due to no Conferences being held there was no income to 

The Association. There was no further discussion. 

 

PRESENTATION OF GROUP REPORTS  As these reports have been circulated they were taken as 

            read.

     .

N.W.S.I.Not received

Southern Ian Buckingham

WesternColleen Clark

 

ADOPTION OF REPORTS

 

MOVED   Robbie ElmsSECONDED  Phillipa Hardman

 

All in favour.  AyeAgainst    Nil

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of officers was accepted as underwritten except for the South Island election. As there were four nominations and only three were required Gary Watts was not re-elected.

 

DOMINION PRESIDENT

One Nomination received

W. (WAYNE) CLIMO - HOKITIKA S. C.

Nominated by Keith Bill – Hokitika S. C.

Seconded Howard Hughes – Hokitika S. C.

 

DOMINION SECRETARY/TREASURER

One Nomination received

P.D.P  J. R. (JACK) PAINE – MACANDREW BAY ORPHANS & ENTERTAINERS CLUB

Nominated by P.D.P Ken Ham  – Blenheim O. C.

Seconded P.D.P. Peter Scammell – Blenheim O. C.

 

 

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DOMINION SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

One nomination received 

A.(ALLAN) HARRIS – HASTINGS O. C.

Nominated by P.D.P. Robbie Elms – Hastings  O. C.

Seconded Mervyn Gibbs - Hastings O. C.

 

DOMINION JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT

One nomination received.

K. (KEITH) BILL – HOKITIKA S. C..

Nominated by Wayne Climo – Hokitika S. C.

Seconded by Howard Hughes – Hokitika S. C.

 

PAST DOMINION PRESIDENT

P.D.P. Bill Oram

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Five Required – Two from North Island, Three from South Island. 

 

NORTH ISLAND NOMINATIONSTwo Required

Two nominations received

M. B. (MICHAEL SCANDLYN) – GISBORNE O. C.

Nominated by Dan Higgins – Gisborne O. C.

Seconded Paddy Higgins – Gisborne O. C.

 

P.D.P.  R. (ROBBIE). ELMS – HASTINGS O. C.

Nominated by Leon Broadbridge – Blenheim O. C.

Seconded by Peter Scammell – Blenheim O. C.

 

SOUTH ISLAND NOMINATIONSThree Required

 

P.D.P.  L. (LEON) BROADBRIDGE – BLENHEIM O. C.

Nominated by Ken Ham – Blenheim O. C. 

Seconded by John Henry – Blenheim O. C.

 

Mrs. L. P. (PHILLIPA) HARDMAN - NELSON S.C.

Nominated by Ken Holmes – Nelson S. C.

 

Seconded by Robyn Walsh – Nelson S. C.

 

 G. (GARY) WATTS – ASHBURTON S. C.

Nominated by Craig McKeich– Ashburton S. C.Not elected

Seconded by  Robin Tuenui – Ashburton S. C.

 

I (IAN)  BUCKINGHAM – WAIMATE S. C.

Nominated by Jack Paine – Macandrew Bay Orphans & Entertainers Club

Seconded by Eileen Paine – Macandrew Bay Orphans & Entertainers Club 

 

P.D.P. Lynton Hotter thanked Gary Watts for putting his name forward.

 

 

 

 

 

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GROUP PRESIDENTS AS ELECTED AT GROUP MEETINGS

 

WesternColleen Clark  (Eltham S.C.)

North West South IslandBarry Bridges  (Blenheim S.C.)

Southern Ian Buckingham (Waimate S.E.C.)

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham suggested a round of applause for all those accepting executive positions. Attendees responded.

     

AFFILLIATION FEES

 

Currently the membership fee is $5-00 each for all members. Secretary Lynton Hotter explained that a drop in the income was to be expected as two of the largest Clubs had resigned from the Association. P.D.P Ken Ham reiterated what Lynton had said and added that care would have to be taken in the future. The new committee will have to discuss this loss of Clubs, membership, and income. 

P.D.P Ken Ham recommends the current amount of $5-00 per Member be accepted.

 

MOVEDP.D.P.  Lynton HotterSECONDED     P.D.P. Ken Ham    

DiscussionNil All in favour   AyeAgainst   Nil

DON  LUCAS TROPHY

 

The winner of the Don Lucas Trophy is for the Club with the highest percentage in membership over the past two years. As Clubs had not been meeting due to covid there was little opportunity for Clubs to increase membership so the presentation was held over until the next Conference. 

Dave Roguski from the Waitara Savage & Entertainment Club has designed and manufactured a case for the trophy so that it can be displayed and also kept safe on its travels. It will be shown at the Blenheim meeting 2ndOctober. A letter of thanks is to be sent to Dave.

 

REMITSNil

 

PRESIDENT & SECRETARY’S TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham explained why these annual allowances of $2000-00 for the Dominion President and $1500-00 for the Secretary are necessary. The motion for approval of the current allowances to stand was made.

 

MOVED  P.D.P. Jack PaineSECONDED  P.D.P. Ken Ham

 

All in favour.  AyeAgainst   Nil

 

VENUE FOR 2024 CONFERENCE 

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham suggested the Hastings Orphans Club take on the 2024 Conference as this would be when Alan Harris is inducted to Dominion President. This was agreed to by the Hastings delegate.

 

 MOVED  Robbie ElmsSECONDED  Allan Harris

All in favour AyeAgainst   Nil

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GENERAL BUSINESS                   
 

P.D.P. Lynton Hotter spoke about the resignation of the Manawatu and the Dunedin Clubs from the Association. He read a letter from the now Onstage Manawatu Inc advising that the Club was concentrating totally on music now.

The Dunedin Club has not replied to two letters from the Association asking the reasons for resigning.

Name Changes. All attending Clubs advised that there was no noticeable increase in membership from the Club changing their name when they have done so. 

 

Cheque Signatories. P.D.P Lynton Hotter advised that as there is a new Secretary/Treasurer i.e. Jack Paine, new signatories to the bank account are required. P.D.P.Ken Ham suggested, as well as Jack, Wayne Climo and Alan Harris be considered. Any two of these to be able to approve payments etc.

 

MOVED  P.D.P. Ken Ham SECONDED P.D.P.Robbie Elms

 

All in favour AyeAgainst     Nil.

THANKS 

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham thanked P.D.P. Bill Oram for his Presidency. 

 

P.D.P. Jack Paine thanked P.D.P. Lynton Hotter and his typist Lyn for the sterling work done

over the past six years to which P.D.P Ken Ham agreed.

 

MOVEDP.D.P.Jack PaineSECONDEDP.D.P. Ken Ham.

 

All in favour    AyeAgainst   Nil

 

WEBSITE  

 

P.D.P. Lynton Hotter spoke about whether the Association should continue with a website. 

There is an annual cost to the Association of $233-97. P.D.P. Jim Lawrence wishes to step 

 down from running the website. P.D.P. Ken Ham asked if any other Club wishes to take it

   on. Nil response. P.D.P. Ken then asked how many Clubs used the website and very few did 

even though there had been over 200,000 persons contacting it. It was moved that the 

Association cancel the website.

 

MOVED     P.D.P. Lynton HotterSECONDED     D.P. Wayne Climo

 

All in favour   AyeAgainst   Nil

  

NEXT MEETING  P.D.P Ken Ham suggested the next Executive meeting and changeover be held

at 9.00 am on Sunday 2nd of October 2022 after the Blenheim 50th celebrations.

 

D.P. Wayne Climo thanked all who attended the telephone conference/meeting and looked 

forward to the future.

 

P.D.P. Ken Ham also thanked all in attendance and looked forward to the Hastings 

Conference. 

 

CLOSING OF CONFERENCEP.D.P. Bill Oram closed the conference at 2.05 pm.

 

Secretary's Newsletter June 2022

ASSOCIATION OF KINDRED CLUBS of N.Z. Inc

Dear Member,

I am pleased to have the opportunity to forward to you my very first newsletter along with the list of the newly elected Executive of the Association of Kindred Clubs of N.Z. Inc., and a copy of the minutes of the teleconference meeting held on the 4th June. 

Now I am just new at this and using a comparatively new computer I may not be up to full speed so please bear with me. I will catch up. 

Firstly I wish to thank Past President Lynton Hotter and his wife Lyn, as the Secretary and Treasurer, for the sterling job they did serving the Association and members for the past six years. As the new executive we also thank the past executive for serving the Association well.

For those who may not know me let me introduce myself. I am Jack Paine and my wife is Eileen. I joined the Dunedin Orphans’ Club in 1971and held most positions in that Club as well as positions on the Association executive serving as Dominion President 2008 – 2010. In later years I joined the Macandrew Bay Orphans’ & Entertainers Club and at present I am the Treasurer there. I have two daughters, both married, one in Auckland and one just moved back to Dunedin.

I welcome the opportunity to work with Dominion President Wayne and look forward to having Wayne adding input into these newsletters. Of course we all would like to hear about the activities of the Clubs and so could you please have a delegate forward by e-mail or per carrier pigeon as to what your Club has been up to and any Club information you think the members would like to know. 

The executive committee is going to meet in Blenheim in October so if there is any item you or your Club think should be discussed please advise me so I can put it on the agenda.

Well, I think this is enough from me so I pass over to Dominion President Wayne Climo.

 

Hello to all fellow clubs and members, I hope all is well with everyone in these funny old times we are living in currently. Covid has definitely ruled what we do and how we do it over the past couple of years, and hopefully the worst is behind us now allowing us all to build things back to normal, whatever shape that might be.    

I should introduce myself to you all more formally, seeing that we never had the pleasure of having our formal get together at a biennial national conference. I am Wayne Climo your newly elected Dominion President, my wife is Gaylene and we have two adult children and three grandchildren. We have a daughter who lives and works in Christchurch with a daughter of her own, and we have a son who has a daughter and a son of his own, who lives and works in Queensland, Australia. 

I’m a true West Coaster and have lived all my life on the Coast, and been a member of the Hokitika Savage Club for 28 years. During my time with the Hokitika Savage Club I’ve enjoyed mixing and meeting some amazing and very talented people. Most of these encounters have been at conferences or when raids have taken place, a tradition that I hope we will all continue to take part in, and enjoy. Earlier this year we held our North West South Island (NWSI) Group conference in Hokitika hosting both the Variety Entertainment Club of Nelson and the Blenheim Orphans’ Club. The evening of the conference we held a joint concert with each club contributing items. Some of the items performed were scored by guest judges for a music and a sketch trophy. This music and sketch competition is quite a tradition and has been happening for a number of years within the clubs of the NWSI group. We all really look forward to performing and competing for those trophies.

I see it as a privilege to lead our association and wish to thank those who have supported me so far in this journey. I am definitely looking forward to working with the executive team to keep our organisation alive and functioning  

Hopefully as we return to our new normal life, I’ll be able to get round and meet up with you all without restrictions, at some point during my time as your President. 

 I wish you all well, keep doing what we do and enjoy it, and keep yourself safe. 

 Remember laughter and fun are some of the best medicines so enjoy! 

 

Dominion President

Wayne   

 

President and Secretary 2021