The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association will be held at Karapiro on Sunday 26 March 2017. It will take place in the Don Rowlands Centre after the Maadi Safety Briefing is completed. The Agenda for the 2017 AGM can be viewed online. This is a Rule-change year so a lot will be happening at the AGM. Draft minutes will be published when available.
A new website has been released for Maadi 2017.
Head to www.maadi.co.nz to check it out!
This is where you'll find all your Maadi news and updates.
The matter of lightweight rowing at the junior level was considered by New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association member Schools through a Special General Meeting.
The Schools Committee proposed that the Association cease classifying rowers by weight due to health and well-being issues within our sport at the junior level.
We are disappointed to announce that this remit did not pass but we respect the decision of the School Principals (67 for/35 against/2 abstentions = 65.7% is less than the required 75% majority of votes cast) and therefore weight-classification will continue.
A second remit was proposed by a member school that classification by weight should be restricted to rowers over 15 years (i.e. U17 and U18 only).
This was supported by member schools (77 for/16 against/6 abstentions = 82.7% is greater than 75% majority of votes cast). Therefore no rower who is under the age of 16 years on 1st of January in the Season in which the competition is held shall be eligible to be classified by weight.
NZSSRA wishes to record the passing of Life Member Dave Campbell. Dave had a long association with school rowing; particularly in the Waikato Bay of Plenty region. The coach and some of the crew members of Fraser High School's 1975 Maadi Cup-winning crew formed an honor guard at Dave's funeral in May.
Family let NZSSRA know that both Dave and his wife Nancy (who was also a Life Member) enjoyed their time over the years with the NZSSRA. They considered it a great honour to be made Life Members for their contribution to the sport.
As responsible users of New Zealand's waterways all member schools need to be aware of the Didymo ("Rock Snot") bio-hazard. Schools should be proactive in their efforts to avoid the spread of this pest*. For more information see the Biosecuity New Zealand website.
"CHECK, CLEAN, DRY"
* Users of Lake Ruataniwha need to be especially vigilent as Didymo is confirmed in the Lake, fortunately SIR has an excellent washing programme in place to help members "check, clean, dry"
It is an unfortunate and little-known fact that NZSSRA lost the bulk of its records in an arson attack on a Member school in the nineties. So when we were contacted by rowing's Archivist, Evan McCalman, who was looking for Maadi regatta programmes to try and fill some gaps in the record we were unable to assist.
The missing Maadi Cup Regatta programmes, which are needed to complete the Archives set, are: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982-1989 inclusive, and 1991.
These programmes are needed to establish with certainty when girls events began, to establish who were the winning schools (pre Jubilee and Dawn Cups), and thus the names of the winning crews.
If anybody can assist the effort to complete the archives by donating (or lending for copying and return) a programme from any of the listed Maadi regattas then that would be greatly appreciated. If you have one of these programmes please contact Evan McCalman: 35 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, phone 04-562 7154, or e-mail [email protected].
Please send an email to [email protected] if you have a school rowing related notice you would like considered for publication.
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