Hi <<First Name>>, and welcome to the Monthly Member News.
February has certainly been a busy month for the Association, and March looks to be even busier. Personally, I started my March in the best way, and had a great weekend attending the Street Meet in Kerikeri, hosted by Kurbside Rodders Inc. It was their biggest ever Street Meet, which is held annually, and I was really impressed with the high level of organisation - a very good example of grass roots rodding. Well done to everyone involved.
Myself and all Zone Directors will be going to Tauranga this weekend for our annual Strategy Day, followed by a very busy Executive Meeting. One of the items we will be discussing at length is the Health and Safety Bill, currently before parliament, and how it may affect our Clubs. One of the Executive Committee has already been tasked with researching this, and he has created a very thorough report which will be tabled at this meeting. Please keep an eye out for the Minutes, which will be sent to your Club Secretary a couple of weeks after the meeting.
Thanks to everyone who emailed me about their interest in becoming a certifier, and there certainly was a lot of interest, which is great news for our sport. We hope to progress this further after discussing it at the upcoming meeting.
We are all looking forward to the 2015 Street Rod Nationals, and we hope as many of you as possible will come along, support the host Club, Bay Rodders Inc. and enjoy what is shaping up to be a fantastic Labour Weekend. Please see below for more information.
Along the same lines, we would be very happy to hear from any Club who is considering holding a national event in the next few years. These things can take some time to put together, so it pays to start thinking and talking about it early. Talk to your Zone Director or call the office, if you would like to start the discussion.
In the meantime enjoy those cars and I hope to see you at an event soon.
Yours in Rodding