Annual General Meeting 2020 – Newmarket, Auckland

New officers for the Society

We welcome as Secretary Judith Wear. Judith has been a breeder and member since the second year of existence of NZHS. She is Newsletter proof-reader and from 1990 to 2018 stood as Publicity Officer– and is now understandably a Life Member. She is a breeder of note from the early days with some highly successful Dressage and Eventing horses carrying her stud name of Winter. She is awaiting the birth of a Swarovski foal this year after a break in breeding.

We welcome Julianne Flyger as Treasurer. Jill as she is more widely known, has been a rider for a  long time, a groom and confidant for daughter Chanel since Chanel was a four year old and has been part of Matthews Hanoverians support crew for as long as I can remember. She is fully cognisant with Xero through running the office for their family business, Flyger Fabricators in Silverdale. The Society recently signed up to Xero as part of the modernisation of our processes.

The remaining offers stay the same:

Renai Hart, President. Two Vice Presidents Judith Matthews and Angela Smith. Newsletter Editor Kim Morrison and Studbook Keeper is Robin Potter.

We say farewell to Kim as Secretary – for various reasons. Thank you, Kim, for the time and effort. You are so very organised and keep everything so tidy! She remains as Newsletter Editor though.

The Committee is as follows – Anne Marie Morgan, Spin Sutherland, Angela Miller, Claudia Hay, Isabella Dalrymple Gorringe, Nicolette Rendle, Laure Hemphill, Gregory Smith, David Woolley, Anne Stewart, Maria Pecotic, Alicea Brosnan, Saskia Brosnan.

Fees are as follows:

Breeding Member $180 (includes Verband and Hann International fees of $30)

Supporter Member $65

New Breeder $75

All remaining fees stayed the same as last year.

A big shout out must go to Maria Pecotic for her fabulous organisation for the food via her brother Tony. It was the most delicious hand made everything – from the beautiful biscuits and mini quiches for the intro to the divine hors d’oeuvres of cheeses, smoked salmon, chicken and rare beef on home baked breads with the most amazing array of toppings  – and then there was desert! Mini pavlovas, brownie squares, fruit sticks and white chocolate coated strawberries. You should all attend next year – just for the food.

And also – once again to Nicolette Rendle for preparing all the seals for the Certificates and assembling them into the frames. Great job.

And also to Laurie Hemphill for her photography skills again this year.


AGM update 2020