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Minutes & Constitution

Our Constitution

Revised in 2010, the New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children Incorporated Constituion sets out the purpose and governance of the incorporated society.

Minutes from Executive Committee meetings

2017 Minutes

August 2017

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.

General business: Portfolios, Strategic Plan/Roadmaps, Name Change and Materials, Bus Stop: Family Kit Ideas, Smoke Alarms, Fundraising, Parent Group Setup Info, Insurance, Parent Education & Advocacy Workshop.

May 2017 | Annual General Meeting

President’s report, Treasurers Report on Statement of Accounts, Election of Officers.

General business: Update on Membership Database, Funding grant for research into Parent Education & advocacy training.

February 2017

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business: Portfolios, AGM planning, Committee contacts, 2017 Calendar, KIT portfolio, Funding plan, National Deal Youth Partnership, Carbon offset, Honorarium/Reimbursement, Communications plan, Newsletter, New People, and SurveyMonkey refund.

2016 Minutes

November 2016

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business: Portfolios, Tutor Fees, Manawatu Funds, Conference Timetable/Funding, VP role, Member Database update, Parent Education & Advocacy Work Plan, Deaf mapping project, Inc Societies & charities update.

August 2016

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business: AGM 2016, Portfolios, Members Database, Website, Conferences, Strategic Planning, Lauren Taylor's speech, APoDC Parents' kit delivery, Deaf services mapping project, Unliateral children, Upcoming NFD meeting.

June 2016 | Annual General Meeting

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business: Portfolio reports, gifts and acknowledgement for retiring committee members, welcome to new members.

May 2016

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business: AGM, Google Docs, Yellow Pages, NZSL Gala, Wellington Association – Clarity, Sector Advisory Group for Sign Language in Schools, Contacts from Contractor Role, Award Dates, Fundraising/Grants, NFD, Honorarium, Open Learning Environment, FCEI, Kelly’s Resignation, Nominations, Upcoming NZFDC Meeting.

February 2016

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business - NZFDC website and email addresses, Contractor Role, Survey Monkey, FCEI/GPODHH, Northland Parent’s Group, Auckland Parents, ANZCED Conference, Database..

2015 Minutes

AGM Minutes 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report, Portfolio reports, Introduction of Voting Delegates, Statement of Accounts, and Election of Officers.

General business - Beacon Funds, Assistive Device Funding, Communication regarding minutes’ distribution, Conferences.

November 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business - Auckland Parents, Penny Went and Teaching NZSL, Meeting with Deaf Aotearoa, Janet Baillee’s Resignation, Nationhood Reception, Website, GPODHH,FCEI, Public Liability, presentation from Darryl Alexander and Oliver Ferguson, Auckland, Parent Groups, Executive Committee Contractor to NZFDC, Healthy Deaf Mental Workshop/Conference.

August 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business - APODC, Northland Parent’s Group, Ministry of Education, New Website, GPOD, FCEI, Contract Position, Deaf Aotearoa AGM, Audiological Society, Midwives/Plunket, Database, Change of Name, Beacon Funds, NZFDC Bags, Shona McKee McNeil, MOE Deaf Education.

June 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report.  

General business - Sector Advisory Group and Ministry of Education, Late Scholarship Application, Ministry of Education, Sign Language Awards, NZ Audiological Society, Variety Bash, Ministry of Education Meeting With Sally Jackson, Ken Bowater and Sarah Freer, Complaint from Family, Deaf Sports NZ, Webhealth, APODC Remit.

April 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - Global Parents of Deaf Children (GPOD) network, Newsletters, Parent Hui, Palmerston North Parents group gathering, Phonak, Contacts with DECs, Website, Auckland Parents.

February 2015

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - ILS Contract, Southland, Palmerston North March 2015, NZFDC AGM/Conference 2015, Sign A Rainbow, Hawke’s Bay Region NZFDC Visit Nov 2014.

2014 Minutes

November 2014

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - Manawatu Parents Group Meeting, Old Hearing Aids, Family Kit Dispatch to AODC, Box of Documents from Sabine, Northland, Hawkes Bay Gathering – Saturday 8 November, Audiologists, NFD meeting on 11 October.

August 2014

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - Beacon wind-up, appointing new Executive Committee members, Secondary schools resources/ tips, website, Phonak, KDEC conference, FCEI foliow up, Northland parents, publishing resources, promotion of NZFDC.

June 2014

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - ILS (DIAS) Quarterly report, NZFDC visit to Invercargill Southland 2014, NZFDC AGM 2014, Hawke’s Bay Region Website Contact, NFD AGM 2014.

May 2014

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - FCEI Conference, AGM, Procedures List for after AGM, SENCO’s, Norton Subscription, Publicity/Successful running of NFP organisation, DIAS, Parents Hui, Beacon, Complaints, Combined Board, Human Rights, Donation for pre-school for tomorrow’s Parent’s meeting, Bathing Cap progress, IHC.

February 2014

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business topics - Teacher Aide hours and taking issues to the minister, Bathing caps and wrist bands, Beacon, NFD Rep, FCEI Conference, Communications options, Professional Indemnity Insurance, Ministry of Education Parent Conference, Non-active parent group,  IRD, Lotteries Board, Teacher Aide Hours, Charities Commission, Dale Paton, AGM Dates, Invercargill

2013 Minutes

December 2013

President’s report, Vice president’s report, Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report. 

General business - New accounting system, Beacon, Lena’s portfolio, Meeting dates 2014, Catering for meetings, Microsoft software applications, Monthly e-newsletter items, stationery, Post Box, Maori party MP – Te Ururoa Flavell, Southland dates, Establishing Parent Groups, Donations form,  South Canterbury Parents.