NZLARPS AGM 2017 - National committee nominations **CLOSED**

NZLARPS will be holding its AGM on October 18, 2017. Part of the business of the AGM is to elect a committee for the upcoming year. We are therefore calling for nominations for committee.

The deadline for nominations is October 11, 2017. The gap is to allow time for email voting.

Every candidate for committee must be proposed and seconded by two members, but they do not themselves need to be members at the time of nomination. If you are unsure of your membership status, you can check it on or by emailing I will be contacting non-member nominators / nominees with information on how to join.

Nominations can be made by posting to the thread below, or by email to Any emailed nominations will be posted here.

There are five positions available.

  • President - The President of the society shall be responsible for overall running of society, promoting the vision of the society, chair committee meetings, work for consensus in the committee, cast deciding vote in case of ties, attend meetings as society representative, liaising with all regional directors to coordinate the workings of the Society across New Zealand, managing matters related to the core function of the society, the first point of contact for those wishing to contact the society.
  • Secretary - Maintain the national membership database. Keep all club correspondence in an organised fashion. Send letters as required. Send reminders of meetings to committee members. Take minutes at meetings and distribute to committee members. Communicate decisions made by committee to members.
  • Treasurer - Responsible for society finances. Keep general ledger to track society expenditure and income. Pay all society accounts. Bank money received. Advise on availability of funds for projects and committee initiatives. Distribute budgets to project owners and receive repayments. Pass accounts to society accountant to be registered with the government. Present financial report of current position at committee meetings.
  • Marketing Officer - Identify online and offline communities. Devise strategies by which to promote larp games and events to these communities, with a view to recruiting new players into larping and potentially into joining NZLARPS. Coordinate marketing campaigns.
  • Information Technology Officer - Coordinate the creation and maintenance of information technology resources for the society such as the society’s website, online forum, communications technology for meetings, and the enablement of projects via information technology.

Each position must be held by a separate individual. If someone is elected to two positions, they must choose one, and the next highest-polling candidate (if any) fills the other.

Edit: The AGM has been delayed a week until 18 October to allow time for the treasurer to prepare financial statements.

Nominations so far. I’ll keep this updated. Candidates will be ordered by nomination status, then alphabetically.

  • President: Mel Duncan (nominated, seconded, accepted)
  • Secretary: Malcolm Harbrow (nominated, seconded, accepted), Sarah Daymond (nominated, declined)
  • Treasurer: Anthony Doornebosch (nominated, seconded, accepted), Tim Creegan (nominated, declined)
  • Marketing Officer: Courtney Parnell (nominated, seconded, accepted), Amanda Alderson (nominated, declined)
  • Information Technology Officer: Naomi Guyer (nominated, seconded, accepted), Anneke Smitheram (nominated, declined)

(Updated 11 October 2017)

I nominate Idiot for secretary and Naomi for IT officer and Anthony for Treasurer

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I second all three of these nominations (pending acceptance by the nominees of course)

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Its been a somewhat difficult/busy year, but there’s still a lot left on my todo list, so I accept.


I nominate Mel Duncan for President


Accepted President nomination, but the gear has to get out of my house asap.

Technically, that’s a regional issue, not a national one (but I’ll help, if I can).

I also nominate Courtney for National Marketing Officer


Does Auckland know this is happening? Do we need to advertise it more? It would be good to get some non-Wellington nominations in there too.

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I’ve advertised it on the Facebook group, and I’ll push it more tomorrow. Obviously more involvement is good.

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Well, a competitive election is a good election.

I nominate Amanda Alderson for Marketing Officer
I nominate Sarah Daymond for secretary
I nominate Anneke Smitheram for IT officer
And Tim Creegan for Treasurer

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Oh, wow. I’m honoured, but will have to respectfully decline until I’m in a position to be able to do the duties required of Marketing Officer. Thank you for the nomination.


Thanks but no thanks sorry, not really a committee person.

The AGM has been delayed a week until 18 October to allow time for the treasurer to prepare financial statements. Which means there’s now an extra week to make nominations as well. The new closing date is 11 October 2017.

I accept my nomination


I don’t accept my nomination. I do not think I am prepared for the scope of the NZLARPS Information Technology Officer. But, thank you for the nomination.

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I accept nomination as secretary.