Fencing North Committee Meeting
Wednesday 4th October 2017, 7:30pm
Parnell Community Centre, Parnell
Jess Gracie (Secretary)
Bryce Gracie (President)
Eric Buisman (Vice President)
Meeting starts 7:30pm:
Minutes from previous meeting:
Bryce moves that we accept the minutes from the previous meeting, Alice seconds.
Matters arising from previous meeting:
Oliver presented his report via email. Eric moves that we accept the treasurers report, Jess K seconds.
Jess G moves to buy new weights and gauges to bring us back to a full set. Katie seconds. All in favour to approve up to $400. Permanent naming to be done.
Jess presented a report of this month’s competitions and next month’s upcoming competitions.
Oceanic Sub Committee Update:
Everything is progressing well. An email will be sent to all North members asking for volunteers to assist with the event.
NZ Medals & Trophies:
It was discussed whether medal should be awarded for 2nd & 3rd in team events at National events.
Adrian moves that all place getters in competitions of significance receive medals, Eric seconds. All in favour.
It was discussed whether national trophies should be allowed to go home with the winner or stay with FeNZ after the event.
Adrian moves that trophies should go home with the winner as long as they live within NZ and sign a form stating that they received the trophy and it is their responsibility. Eric seconds. All in favour.
Training Camp Proposal:
Adrian moves that Fencing North support this training camp by subsidising entry fees for fencers. Eric seconds, all in favour.
Caveats on this are a maximum of 25 fencers, head coaches of each North club be personally contacted to invite their club members to attend, no more than half of the fencers can be Anya’s personal students, all fencers must be affiliated and a project plan must be submitted to Fencing North outlining where the money has gone. This training camp may be subject to a Fencing North review afterwards.
FeNZ has put proposed a foreward calendar until 2022. There are a few minor changes that we discussed at the last FeNZ meeting.
Separating U23 and Veteran events from other national competitions was discussed. While this be ideal in terms of event scheduling we understand that the numbers entering this event do not support running them as separate events.
Health and safety - Gear requirements were discussed regarding regional competitions. From next year it will be made clearer the requirements for competitions and also referees will be told what to look for.
Meeting closed at 9:33pm
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This year Fencing North is hosting the Oceania Senior Championships in conjunction with our NZ Veterans Championship. This event will be held in Auckland on the 21st to 23rd October 2017.
Information and entry form is now available here