Time to vote!

Two nominations have been received for the North Island Rep position. Justin Stoddard and Matthew Britton. The information on each of the nominees is at the end of this newsletter.
Only current full members are eligible to vote. To get your membership current, click here
Options available to vote: PostalElectronic and on AGM night. (Click on each option for the downloaded form/web address) 
Deadline for Postal and Electronic votes: 4.00pm Thursday 8th June 2017.
Or vote on AGM night: 5.30pm Thursday 15th June 2017 – Peak Functions – 181/185 Upton St, Wanaka

Constitution Changes

One change has been proposed to the Constitution. The proposed change will be voted on and resolution will be passed if it receives the required 3/5ths majority. 
The change proposed is:
18. North Island Representative – three year term. North Island Representative elected at Annual General Meeting – if there is no representation from the North Island from the other positions.

To download and view current Constitution, click here. 

Words from our North Island Rep Nominees 2017 

Justin Stoddard:

Snow sports and instruction is both my passion and career. For the past 4 years I have been full time as an assistant ski school manager at Snowplanet in Auckland. From this position I have learnt financial management, health and safety management and leadership. I have NZSIA qualifications in skiing, snowboarding, adaptive and children’s teaching, culminating in being awarded NZSIA instructor of the year in November 2016. I also coach in both our Snowplanet ski racing and freestyle snowboarding programs, as well as for NSC alpine race team and Aylwin Alpine Academy. I feel I can use this knowledge to represent the north island, helping facilitate and grow NZSIA’s relationship with the north island and its ski schools. At Snowplanet we are in a unique position to promote instruction year round, and have had many successful candidates and courses. I believe this can filter to courses run at Ruapehu and provide a great candidate pool for future exams.

Matthew Britton:

I believe I have the right skills and attitude for the North Island Rep position on the board. I have a huge passion for the snowsports in New Zealand. I became a member of the NZSIA in 2000 and spent the next 11 years working on Mt Ruapehu. From an entry level instructor, to supervisor to groups co-ordinator to ski trainer. I am employed partime at Turoa this winter.