October Update on Merger

Update November - Remit 2 passed

Thank you to all delegates at the UFBA AGM who voted to pass Remit 2. This allows for the adoption of an entirely new Constitution, forming the foundation upon which to formally merge. The new constitution includes detail to accommodate legislation changes under the Incorporated Societies Act and Charities Act coming into effect next year. This was a monumental moment in the history of the UFBA and allows our Association to evolve to remain a modern robust organisation.

As we look to formally progress the merger with Forest and Rural Fire Associaiton NZ (FRFANZ) over the coming months, be sure to follow us on Facebook or register your details on our website to keep up to date.

Background information

October update video on merger plans

Summary of changes to Constitution for Remit 2

For a break down of some of the detail you can expect in the proposed new Constitution, there is a downloadable PDF below. We hope this answers any questions you may have and if there is anything further you wish to know do drop us an email to UFBA_FRFANZmerger.ufba.org.nz

Detailed explanatory memorandum

For those who like the detail - you can find a 40 page detailed memorandum outlining the proposed UFBa's governance system, role of different groups and committes, detailed changes to the rules and constitution and the reasons for doing so in the links below.

Latest updates

Here's a video update on the UFBA & FRFANZ merger plans from UFBA's CEO, President and FRFANZ's Chair. Learn about some of the improvements proposed in the modernised constitution.

It's time to make this happen - your brigade's voting delegate at AGM/Conference can play their part. If nobody from your brigade is going you can still vote on this important Remit through Proxy Voting. Together let's shape the Association for the future.

Revised 2019 Drafted UFBA Constitution

Your brigade Brigade should have received your conference pack including Remit 2 asking for your Brigade’s vote on the revised Constitution for the UFBA at your upcoming AGM. 

Thank you to all Brigades and Members who provided feedback on the document, you helped to finalise the Constitution ready for the vote in November. 

Be sure to have a read - view and download the revised Constitution and other information in the documents below.

If you would like a hard copy please let us know by dropping Jane Davie an email to jane@ufba.org.nz


Summary of Constitution changes - Remit 2
Download File (pdf, 163KB, last modified October 24 2019)
UFBA Governance System Detailed Changes to Constitution_Oct2019
Download File (pdf, 576KB, last modified October 31 2019)
UFBA Constitution October 2019
Download File (PDF, 701KB, last modified October 08 2019)
Accountability and Relationship Model 2019
Download File (pdf, 155KB, last modified October 08 2019)
UFBA//FRFANZ Membership Merger Update 2019
Download File (pdf, 204KB, last modified October 09 2019)

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