NORML AGM Sat 19 November 2016

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The Annual General Meeting of NORML New Zealand Inc (1980) will be held from 11am-1pm on Saturday 19 November 2016, at The Hempstore, 253 Karangahape Road, Auckland. [map]

The agenda reflects NORML’s evolving role to be an “enabler” of cannabis law reform. We don’t aim to do everything ourselves. We help others do the good work they are doing and we inspire more to be active, through grants, awards, information, advice and support.

Agenda

1. Election of Board of Directors (nominations are open for President, Secretary, Treasurer, & Executive members)

2. Reports: President, Secretary, Treasurer (accounts)

3. Awards (proposed by Chris Fowlie)
3.1 Creating the Dave Reid Currie Award for Cannabis Knowledge. $1000 annually for a breakthrough in cannabis knowledge, either scientific or legal. Candidates to be nominated prior to each AGM and announced at the AGM.
3.2 Creating the Helen Kelly Medicinal Cannabis Award, $1000 for achievements in the field of medicinal cannabis and furthering safe legal access for NZ patients. Candidates to be nominated prior to each AGM and announced at the AGM.
3.3 Funding: Dave Currie was a founder of NORML New Zealand Inc and in his Will gave a bequest that we are proposing is used to create these awards. To seek further funding from unions or our supporters etc.
3.4 Process: form an awards committee made up of the President, Treasurer, Dr Geoff Noller + 1 more (could be outside expert)

4. 2017 AGM/National conference (proposed by the executive)
2017 to be NZ’s first medicinal cannabis conference. Proposed dates are either 20-21 May or 3-4 June to leverage off Sydney conference (HHI Expo, 27-28 May 2017). Involve GreenCross, Its Medicine, MCANZ , ALCP, etc, perhaps with a second room for groups to have their own AGMs or workshops. To be held at a hotel/conference venue like we did at the Mercure in Wellington in 2014.

5. Other matters arising and general business as time permits.

Note: The AGM is open to all paid-up members and life members of NORML New Zealand Inc. Members may send proxy votes on any matters contained in the agenda prior to the meeting. Supporters who are not members may attend in an observer status by prior arrangement – please contact us. We will also have a link via Google Hangouts for those who cannot be there – contact us beforehand. 

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