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The February ONZ Council meeting was the first of the year and it was a very busy
one. Council discussed the feedback received about the 2021-2024 Strategic
Plan and the Annual Business Plan. As a result of this feedback, a final
document will be produced incorporating a lot of the feedback provided by
members. The decision whether or not to send teams overseas was another key
discussion. At the meeting the 2020 membership numbers were discussed and the
2021 affiliation levies generated from them were approved. Despite Covid, club
membership increased in 2020 which is a positive sign. If you are interested
in following what the ONZ Council has been doing, please feel free to look at
approved minutes here.
These are posted after they are approved as true-and-correct at the following ONZ
meeting. If you have any questions about council please feel free to contact
Christo our GM.
Membership Feedback on Policy Updates
In addition to the business covered above, Council approved three policy updates
which can be found below. We are asking for membership feedback over the next
two weeks (by March 14 2021).
Medals and Certificates – changes highlighted in yellow
Council approved an update to reflect changes to category names that appear in
the updated ONZ Rules. The change replaces the 20A category with the 20E
category as a category for which ONZ will supply medals.
Appendix – International Team Purpose and Selection
Criteria – changes highlighted in yellow
Council approved a small change to this appendix found in the policy section of
the ONZ website. The change allows for a single trial to be used to
determine the selection of JWOC teams. The small change was brought about
because of the uncertainty brought about as a result of Covid-19.
International Team Funding – changes tracked in red
Council approved the removal of the flat athlete contribution fee. It was
acknowledged that while the fee provided certainty for athletes, it was
unsustainable as it did not limit the amount the contribution that ONZ would be
expected to provide. The policy has been updated to reflect the
change in ONZ Council budgeting in with specified amount is approved
for each overseas trip.. This amount is to cover expected to cover
the official coach(es) and manager expenses. It these expenses exceed this
amount the balance will be evenly shared among the athletes for whom the
coach(es)/managers are responsible.
Please send any policy feedback to Christo