ASSOCIATION OF KINDRED CLUBS of NEW ZEALAND
SAVAGE AND ORPHANS INC
DOMINION SECRETARY’S REPORT - JUNE, 2020
The Kindred Club organisation needs to look into the financial situation and how our finance is acquired.
Firstly we rely on Affiliation Fees from Clubs and as we are losing our members our revenue from this source
2014Membership was 1132
2015 Membership was 1022down 110
2016 Membership was 942down 80
was 856down 86
2018Membership was 832down 24
2019 Membership was 793down 39
2020 Membership is 725down
In 5 years clubs have lost a total of 339 members which equates to approximately $1695.00
The Association has relied on successfully run Conferences where the Host Club and the Association
share the profits equally.
2010 Conference$1800 received from Waitara
2012 Conference$1276 received from Nelson
2014 Conference$1050 received from Blenheim
2016 Conference$1441received from Hastings
2018 Conference Nilreceived from Hokitika
(The last Conference held in Hokitika returned a nil profit so no finance was received)
this year there will be a nil return because our Conference which was to be held in Blenheim, was cancelled owing to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic.
Clubs are struggling and I estimate that within 5 years
several more Clubs will have gone into recess.
I can truthfully admit that a lot of expenses for the Association have come out of the ‘out of pocket’ expenses of the Secretary/Treasurers allocation.
You would be very surprised of what I have paid and not charged the Association for eg stamps, envelopes, photographs, duplicating paper, printer ink cartridges etc.
We need to figure out how we can exist as the number
of Clubs throughout our
country diminish - sadly because of lost members.
Affiliation Fees: There are more and more clubs paying these through Direct Credit (Internet
Banking) which is ok but would the clubs who use this system please notify me so that I know they have paid using this method. I would appreciate if you would flick me an email when you do this.
Last but not least, I
would like to thank you all, and especially Ken, for the assistance you have given to me. Also thanks to the Blenheim Orphans Club who have done an amazing job. I know this is a very unusual way of having our Conference but it is the best we can do in