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Annual General Meeting Sunday March 24, Karapiro

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held at Karapiro on Sunday 24 March 2019 in the Don Rowlands Centre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2019 AGM are now available online. You can also download a copy (.pdf).

Some items of note arising from the AGM include:

  • Trudy Keys finished her final term as President of NZSSRA Inc. Trudy was also President of NZSSRA prior to incorporation. And, in total, led the Association for 16 years.
    Janey Wackrow has been elected as Trudy's replacement. But Trudy remains engaged with NZSSRA governance, as a member of the Board.
  • Schools Committee has new members:
    • Janey Wackrow joins the Committee ex officio, representing the Board in her role as the new NZSSRA President.
    • Cathy Ewing (NCOG Principal) replaces Lindy Graham, as an appointed Committee member.
  • The Safety System has been tidied up.
  • During general business:
    • COLU rasied the possiblility of a bereavement Rule being developed
    • WSSRA expressed interest in seeing U17 Pair events. And WSSRA asked for the pairs to be considered for exhibition events. A straw poll showed strong support for this.

Bio-security ALERT

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.


* 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"

Missing History Can you help???

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].

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