2021-2022 summer activities cancelled

Today the WBRA Committee held a special meeting about the Summer Activities and AGM.

There was a great deal of discussion, looking at things from all angles, but in the end we reluctantly agreed to cancel Sports Day, Boat Day and Sand Sculpture Day.

Our main concern was ensure the health and safety of everyone in the community. In the current Covid climate we can’t responsibly organise large gatherings.

The AGM was a much harder decision as we need to ensure every paid-up member has an opportunity to attend any AGM and to vote.

Our Rules state that we must hold the AGM before 15 January each year. However, we have decided that it’s simply not feasible to go ahead with this so we have decided to postpone it until such time as we can safely run an AGM or SGM.

New Zealand law outweighs our own Rules, and limitations on gatherings make it impossible for us to run a safe AGM at the moment.

In the meantime we are continuing as a “Caretaker Committee” and exploring options for calling for nominations and voting on committee officers, perhaps online.

If you wish to put yourself forward for the WBRA Committee β€” in particular we need a new Chairperson β€” please email info@waikawabeach.org.nz as soon as possible saying what roles you’re interested in (general Committee member, Chair, Secretary, Treasurer).

We’re sad to have to cancel the summer events, but hope that everyone who visits Waikawa Beach over the next few weeks has a safe, relaxing and fun holiday.

Make sure to take in the Christmas lights, and to join in on the Wow Waikawa! photo fest. Kids: don’t forget Santa’s letterbox by Awa Pukapuka.

We wish you all a very good Christmas and Happy New Year!

Miraz Jordan on behalf of the Committee β€”

Chair: John Hewitson; Secretary: Pip Clout; Treasurer: Fran MacDonald; committee members: Glen Belsham, Debra Betts, Dominic Hayden, Miraz Jordan, Pat O’Sullivan, Yvonne Small, Lesley-Anne Walker, Gary Whitaker.

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