NZLARPS AGM 2018: National Committee Nominations **CLOSED**

NZLARPS will be holding its AGM in mid-October, with a current expected date of October 9. Part of the business of the AGM is to elect a committee for the upcoming year. We are therefore calling for nominations for committee.

Based on the AGM date, the closing date for nominations is 18:00, October 2, 2018. The gap is to allow time for online or 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: Updated date.
Edit 24/9/18: Clarified closing time for nominations.

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)
  • Treasurer: (Anthony Doornebosch nominated, seconded, declined; Jon Ball nominated, seconded, declined)
  • Marketing Officer: Courtney Parnell (nominated, seconded, accepted)
  • Information Technology Officer: Naomi Guyer (nominated, seconded, accepted)

(Updated 2 October 2018)

President - me (unless I’m not allowed? I thought I was allowed though)
Secretary - idiot
Treasurer - Ants
Marketing Officer - Courtney
Information Technology Officer - Naomi

There is absolutely no barrier to self-nomination, and I encourage everyone interested in helping to run the society to put themselves forward.

Self-nominations do count as an automatic acceptance, since its clear the nominator/ee is willing to do the job.

I second all the above

I tentatively accept, but I haven’t had much time for this this year. If anyone else is keen to learn the ropes, I’m happy to not be on the committee, and continue to provide support to whoever is game. :slight_smile:

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After doing a double take at this

and reminding myself that it’s a perfectly acceptable nomination in this case, I second all of them.

I accept my nomination.

At this stage I accept my nomination, but encourage others to also run as (for full disclosure) I was merely keeping the seat warm (the regional committees have done a fine job independently that my presence was hardly needed!)

With a new family on the way I have to reject my nomination.

In my place I nominate Jon Ball for national treasurer.


I second Jon for national treasurer.

48 hours till nominations close.

Jon Ball has informed me that he is declining nomination.