We have 128 members (56 in Auckland, 48 in Wellington, 7 in Greater Waikato, and 17 in the South Island), up from 114 last AGM, but still not as high as our 2016-17 peak. There has been a significant increase in Wellington, thanks largely to Consequence, but a slight decrease in Auckland. The latter is part of a long-term trend - Auckland had almost 80 members 3 years ago - and one it would be good to correct.
I have spent a significant amount of time this year dealing with our bank to update our account signatories and get them approved, and more recently on working out how we can comply with our legal obligations around GST. I’ve also spent some time on Privacy Act compliance and purging non-member data from our membership database - a surprising number of people sign up on the website, but never join, and there was no case to continue holding their information. Other than that it has been the normal duties of processing memberships.
This is my final report as secretary. After six years doing this job, it is time for someone else to have a go. Hopefully I’ve left things tidy for them.