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Call for Resolutions to Annual Meeting 2015

1: Amendment or Repeal of the Rules

All resolutions that members wish to send to Annual Meeting to amend or repeal the rules require the sanction of the National Executive or a meeting of an Area Council, Branch, Aronui Tomua or Komiti Pasifika.
Resolutions should therefore be submitted on the correct form, in duplicate, (copy attached) and be accompanied by supporting argument and projected costings.

Resolutions must reach the National Secretary no later than three months prior to the date of Annual Meeting and be forwarded by the National Secretary to branches no later than two months prior to that date.

To be considered at Annual Meeting 2015 any resolutions to amend or repeal the rules must be received by the National Secretary no later than Saturday 27 June 2015.

2: Resolutions to Amend Institute Policy

One of the functions of Annual Meeting is to debate and determine issues of interest to the Institute, provided that such issues have the sanction of the National Executive or a meeting of an Area Council, Branch, Aronui Tomua or Komiti Pasifika.
The determination of issues of interest to the Institute shall be either through the consideration of reports or resolutions to amend policy.
The current practice is that resolutions to amend policy from an Area Council, Branch, Aronui Tomua or Komiti Pasifika shall match the process for amendment or repeal of the rules.
Resolutions should therefore be submitted on the correct form, in duplicate, (see below) and be accompanied by supporting argument and projected costings.

  • If the purpose of the resolution is to define new policy the resolution should be begin with “That NZEI adopt as policy ….”.

  • If the intention is to amend existing policy it should begin with “That NZEI policy be amended….(and include reference to the existing policy)”.

  • If the intention is to direct action on existing policy then the resolution should begin with “That action be taken….”.

  • If the intention is to direct Executive or Members to strong feelings on some topic the resolution should begin “That it be noted….”.

The aim of this procedure is to assist in the development of the policy document and to direct annual meeting discussion towards policy development and action to achieve policy.

If Area Councils, Branches, Aronui Tomua or Komiti Pasifika have difficulty wording resolutions or are unsure if the matter being put forward is either already policy or counter to existing policy then National Office staffs are ready to help.

Please note that the NZEI Te Riu Roa National President, Louise Green, will establish a Resolutions Advisory Committee (AMRAC). This committee will consider all resolutions received and may contact the Branches sponsoring the resolution if there are duplications, or in cases where the intent of the resolution is unclear, or where the information is incomplete. The work of AMRAC is to enable the debate to run smoothly and facilitate discussion about the recommendations.

To be considered at Annual Meeting 2015 any resolutions to amend or repeal policy must be received by the National Secretary no later than Saturday 27 June 2015.

Branches and Aronui Tomua are advised therefore to make maximum use of the time available between now and the final date for the receipt by National Office of resolutions (27 June 2015).
Forms

Download the forms for resolutions