Becoming a Waka Ama New Zealand Member Club provides many benefits, with the most important one being part of our waka ama whānau.
To ensure your club's sustainability, a management committee must be established. This will include a president or chairperson, a secretary, and a treasurer; formed with the intention of making decisions about issues or acting on tasks. These people provide governance for the club - they will ensure good leadership and adhere to principles of best practice. A club's main committee will be the management team.
For a list of committee job descriptions and tips to running a good meeting see the Sport NZ website:
The next step in becoming a club is developing a constitution, a set of rules, which outlines how your club is run. A constitution is a basic set of rules for running your club. It details for your members and others the name, objectives, methods of management, and other conditions under which your club operates and generally the reasons for its existence.
An incorporated society is a membership-based organisation that has registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, which gives the group its own legal identity, separate to that of its members. It means that while the membership may change, the society’s identity does not.
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
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