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Memorial Climb, September 11th at 125 Queen Street Auckland
To Register visit www.fireup.co.nz

There are three climbs in the morning of the 11th, These 3 events are timed. Firefighters can only enter 2 of the 3 morning events. They are $15... each.

1. Straight Accent
2. Tandem Climb
3. Weighted Accent

Afternoon event (Memorial Climb) not timed. $15 for the afternoon climb too.

Event shirt $25.

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE RULES OF THE NEW ZEALAND FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE SOCIETY
The Board of the NZFF Welfare Society recommends the members attending the AGM in Auckland on September 10 approve the following changes to the Rules of the NZFF Welfare Society.

The proposed changes are:

  1. Creation of a new category of membership called “Junior Member” (aged 16-18).
    The reason for this change is to accommodate the younger Volunteer members that are now joining the
    Fire Service.
  2. Change the term “Retired Member” to “Senior Member” and the raise the age of retirement from 60 to 65.
    The reason for this change is many members continue working on after the age of 65.
    They are not retired so the term Senior Member better describes their situation.
    The creation of a new category called Senior Members will also allow members to receive the funeral benefit up to age 65. Previously it was up to age 60.
  3. A rise in the contribution rate.

    Reasons for recommending this rise are:
  • It has been a number of years since the last modest hike of $0.50. 
  • GST has gone up in the mean time
  • Insurances have gone up dramatically
  • The affect of the accumulated rise of inflation over the years
  • The need to adjust the low amount of some of the benefits i.e. eye glasses support, hearing aid support, baby benefit
  • The need to develop new and relevant benefits and to be able to pay for them
  • To purchase another holiday/convalescent home
  • To be able to finance linen and cleaning services for holiday/convalescent homes which seems to be a developing need
  • Need to finance the addition of a marketing person and to pay for whatever additional initiatives that might arise from this project
  • the need to finance a proactive approach rather than remaining static

There are a few other changes to the rules document which are mostly grammatical and were suggested by our lawyer who has read over and approved this document from a legal point of view.

Click here to download a copy of the proposed Rules of the Society, September 10, 2014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ONE TRUSTEE POSITION OF THE
NEW ZEALAND FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE SOCIETY
Nominations close at 3pm on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Anyone who wishes to stand for this postion must use a Standard Nomination Form (SN1) which can be found on our website under "membership/printable forms", or by phoning the office for a copy.
There are two Trustees of the Society in whom all the assets and the funds of the Society are vested. The term
of office is 5 years. The election can be ratified at an Annual General Meeting of the Society or by postal ballot.
A trustee need not be a member of the Society. The two current trustees are Ian Pickard and Brian Thompson.
Ian Pickard's position is up for election.
The Secretary
Returning Officer

KAPITI HOLIDAY/CONVALESCENT HOME NOTICE
The Kapiti home has had a major leak in the back bedroom.  This room is NOT to be used under any circumstances.  Until repairs have been completed the home will only sleep 6 persons. Repairs have been organised. The Sleeping configuration in the meantime is: 2 x queen-size beds and 2 x single beds in the front down stair bedroom.
Sorry for any inconvenience 

MATAKANA COUNTRY LODGE Offer to Members
Firefighter Welfare Members have been offered a special accommodation packages at the Exclusive Matakana Country Lodge.What better way to unwind after a hectic week than to take a night  (or two) off and stay in one of the beautiful rooms relaxing with a glass of wine.Please contact the Lodge directly for bookings on 09 422 3553 or 027 266 8995 or email susan@matakanacountry.co.nz 
Download brochure with offer here.

WELFARE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
We have a limited number of T- Shirts for sale: Sizes are Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and 2XL. Cost per shirt including packaging and Postage is $25.00.
Please contact Amanda 0800 653 473 or email thesec@firefighters.org.nz - if you are interested. Strictly a first in first served basis. View 

INSURANCE BENEFITS
The New Zealand Fire Fighters Welfare has worked with Aon to provide Fire Fighters with insurance benefits.  As insurance costs rise, why not shop around to ensure you are getting value for money. For more information, click on the Insurances tab at the top of this page or give the office a call on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE)

HEALTHCARE 99
Please Note:  All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to: Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 2845, WELLINGTON 6140
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Please be advised that from 1 July 2013 ALL claims must be completed on the NEW claim forms.  These forms are available  to dowload from this web site.  If you have any queries please contact the office on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE). 

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The 2014-15 Firefighters Scholarship is currently being promoted in NZFS FireNet with an application deadline of Tuesday, 31 July 2014. Read more here.

 

 

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