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January 17, 2015

Auckland AGM & Jan 2015 News

There are two important activities coming up very shortly.

1) RSCM Auckland AGM.

Notice is given to all members that the AGM of the Auckland Branch of the RSCM will be held on Friday 20th February, at St Mark’s Church, Remuera.

The meeting will be preceded by an organ recital by Andrew Lumsden, Organist and Choirmaster at Winchester Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm.

Andrew is internationally acclaimed for his organ playing skills, as well as his achievements with choristers and music at Winchester Cathedral.

This recital is free!

After the business of the AGM Andrew will speak to members about his life and work in Winchester Cathedral.

Supper will follow.

Election of officers of the Branch.

Neil has completed his term of office as Chairman, and can continue for another term of 4 years if elected by the Branch. He is keen and eager to continue in this role.

Nominations for the Chairman must be made using the form attached, and must reach the Auckland Branch Secretary by 7th Feb (see contact information below). No further nomination will be accepted after this date. There has been a nomination received for re-appointment of Neil to this position.

Nominations for Secretary, Treasurer and Committee must be made using the attached form, and must reach the Branch Secretary by 7th Feb (see contact information below). No further nominations will be accepted after this date.

A reminder about the 20 February 2015 AGM, the Agenda, and the minutes of the 2014 AGM will be sent to members a week prior to the AGM.

2) Choral Festival-visit of Andrew Reid.

Andrew Reid-Director of RSCM will be visiting us in Auckland, and will conduct Choral Workshops and Evensong in Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April.

See the attachment for details and the programme. More details will be announced at the AGM.

Put these dates in your diary NOW.

Please pass-on the attachments to all organists, choirmasters, choristers, clergy, and any other interested persons, and display them in your choir vestry and on church notice boards.

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Office-bearer nominations:
Here is the 2015 nomination form for Auckland Branch Office-Bearers. Please download this nomination form, enter details and no later than 7 February 2015, forward to Dave Brookes, Auckland Branch Secretary, 34 Waimoko Glen, Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand 0612.
Email:aucklandsecretary@rscmnz.org.nz Phone: +64 (0)9 833 9796
Nom form Auck OB’s

Re-appointment of Auckland Chairman:
The 4-year term of service by the current Auckland Branch chairman, Neil Shroff, ends at the 2015 AGM. Auckland Branch members, are now given the opportunity to nominate the next chairman. Neil Shroff has indicated he is willing to continue to serve as chairman and is eligible for re-appointment by RSCMNZ Council in consultation with RSCM UK. A nomination form is already lodged proposing Neil’s re-appointment. However, if any financial members wish to propose another candidate, please download this nomination form, enter details and forward no later than 7 February 2015, to Dave Brookes, Auckland Branch Secretary,
34 Waimoko Glen, Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand 0612. Email:aucklandsecretary@rscmnz.org.nz Phone: +64 (0)9 833 9796
NOM form RSCMNZ O-B’s

January 2015 Auckland Branch Newsletter
Here is the Auckland Branch January 2015 Newsletter for you and for passing on to friends, supporters and well-wishers et al.
RSCM Auck Nltr-Jan 2015