Annual General Meeting Nomination

Are you interested in becoming a Committee Member of the Blockchain Association?

If you think you have what it takes to help shape the future of an industry in New Zealand, please fill out the nomination form below. As a Committee Member you will meet some of the most interesting people in New Zealand and beyond, learn about new technologies that are changing the world, and have an experience you will never forget. If you are willing to work 5-20 hours per month, and make a difference in the Blockchain Association, please complete:

BANZ Member Name:*
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The role of the Committee is to:

(a) Administer, manage, and control the Society;
(b) Carry out the purposes of the Society, and Use Money or Other Assets to do that;
(c) Manage the Society’s financial affairs, including approving the annual financial statements for presentation to the Members at the Annual General Meetings;
(d) Set accounting policies in line with generally accepted accounting practice;
(e) Delegate responsibility and co-opt members where necessary;
(f) Ensure that all Members follow the Rules;
(g) Decide how a person becomes a Member, and how a person stops being a Member;
(h) Decide the times and dates for Meetings, and set the agenda for Meetings;
(i) Decide the procedures for dealing with complaints;
(j) Set Membership fees, including subscriptions and levies;
(k) Make regulations.

Individual Committee Role Responsibilities

The Chair/President is responsible for:

(a) Ensuring that the Rules are followed;
(b) Convening Meetings and establishing whether or not a quorum (half of the Committee) is present;
(c) Chairing Meetings, deciding who may speak and when;
(d) Overseeing the operation of the Society;
(e) Providing a report on the operations of the Society at each Annual General Meeting.

The President Role requires about 40 hours per month commitment.

The Secretary is responsible for:

(a) Recording the minutes of Meetings;
(b) Keeping the Register of Members;
(c) Holding the Society’s records, documents, and books except those required for the Treasurer’s function;
(d) Receiving and replying to correspondence as required by the Committee;
(e) Forwarding the annual financial statements for the Society to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies upon their approval by the Members at an Annual General Meeting.
(f) Advising the Registrar of Incorporated Societies of any rule changes;

The Secretary Role requires about 10 hours per month commitment.

The Treasurer is responsible for:

(a) Keeping proper accounting records of the Society’s financial transactions to allow the Society’s financial position to be readily ascertained;
(b) Preparing annual financial statements for presentation at each Annual General Meeting. These statements should be prepared in accordance with the Societies’ accounting policies (see 8.1.d);
(c) Providing a financial report at each Annual General Meeting;
(d) Providing financial information to the Committee as the Committee determines.

The Treasurer Role requires about 10 hours per month commitment.

The Student Chair is responsible for:

(a) Acting as a liaison between the Universities and the Association;
(b) Getting students interested in learning about blockchain technology and involving them in the Association;
(c) Coordinating and planning educational events focused towards students;

The Secretary Role requires about 10 hours per month commitment.

The Small-Medium Business Chair is responsible for:

(a) Being a voice for small businesses within the Association Association;
(b) Connect small businesses to the Association, and helping them learn about blockchain technology as they relate to their business;
(c) Coordinating and planning educational events focused towards small-medium sized businesses;

The Small-Medium Business Chair Role requires about 5-10 hours per month commitment.

The Education Chair is responsible for:

(a) Coordinating, planning, and executing monthly educational events around New Zealand;
(b) Overseeing research and development, including funding, in blockchain technology in NZ and beyond;
(c) Setting standards, and informing individuals, businesses, and regulators on best practices;
(d) Advancing the knowledge of blockchain technology in New Zealand through any means possible.

The Education Chair Role requires about 10 hours per month commitment.

There are two seats open for Committee Members that are not officers. The General Committee Members are responsible for:

(a) Determining the direction and shape that the Association takes on;
(b) Participating in events and recruiting new members;
(c) Participating at meetings and voting on Association initiatives;
(d) Advancing the knowledge of blockchain technology in New Zealand through any means possible.

The General Committee Member Role requires about 10 hours per month commitment.

What is the blockchain?

Blockchain is the first successfully tested distributed ledger technology. The technology is a catalyst for the Age of Decentralisation, paving the way for business models that have not been possible before. It is providing us with new opportunities for human achievement.

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