The UFBA 139th Annual Conference and AGM will take place in Auckland from 27-29 October.
On 1 July, the integration of urban and rural fire services into a single organisation begins—bringing new challenges for all of us who are committed to protecting property and lives.
UFBA continues to collaborate closely with the Forest and Rural Fire Association (FRFANZ) to represent all firefighters with a single, powerful voice during the transition to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
The theme of our Conference this year is Leading together—a crucial aspect in ensuring UFBA, FRFANZ and our members continue their major contributions to building safe, sustainable communities throughout New Zealand.
Save the date for Conference now and start the conversation in your brigade or rural fire force about your delegate nomination.
26 May Notice of vacancies and nomination papers sent to member brigades and rural fire forces
26 June Online registration opens
27 July Remits and Nominations due at the UFBA Office
27 September Constitutional AGM information packs sent to member brigades and rural fire forces
27 September Delegate Nomination forms due
6 October Conference registration closes
NOTICE OF MEETING (RULE 17)
The 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (Rule 17) will be held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland commencing at 12pm on Friday 27 October 2017 and ending at 1pm on Sunday 29 October 2017.
ELECTIONS AND NOMINATION PROCESS (RULE 13)
There will be vacancies for the following positions:
- Director of the Board
- Vice President
- Technical Panel representative
Download the nomination forms below for these positions.
Nominations must be received in the UFBA Office no later than 5pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.
REMITS (RULE 17.5)
In accordance with Rule 17.5, remits may be brought before the Annual Conference.
Download the form below to submit remits. Conditions governing the submission of remits are set out in Rule 17.5. In particular, please note that each remit submitted needs to be formally confirmed by a majority decision at a brigade meeting and must also be seconded by another fire brigade member. Remits must be sent to reach the Chief Executive Officer by 5pm Thursday 27 July 2017.
RULES (RULE 19.2)
In accordance with Rule 19.2, proposed changes to rules may be brought before the Annual Conference.
Proposed Rule changes must be submitted formally in writing to the Chief Executive Officer by Thursday 27 July 2017.
UFBA CONFERENCE NOTIFICATION AND DELEGATE FORM
In accordance with Rule 6.3, “Fire Brigade members may elect a Delegate to any General Meeting of the Association pursuant to Rule 18.1. Every Delegate shall be an Enrolled Member elected at a regular or scheduled meeting of Enrolled Members of the Fire Brigade Member of which due notice has been given”.
Download the UFBA Conference Notification of Delegate Form below. Please complete this form and return it to the UFBA office no later than 5pm Wednesday 27 September 2017.
A Conference registration pack, along with a memo of entitlement, will be sent to your brigade by the end of June. The Conference registration information will include full details, key dates and how to register for this year’s Conference.
One delegate from each NZFS Brigade and NRFA Rural Fire Force that are members of the UFBA is funded by the UFBA.
Military and Industrial Brigades are welcome to attend self-funded.
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