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75th Conference, AGM & Awards Function (2022)

The page contains information pertaining to the 75th Conference, AGM and Awards Function.

CONFERENCE & AGM

Date: 29-30 July

Location: Cordis Hotel – 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland

Important Dates

Below are the important dates relating to the 75th Conference and Annual General Meeting.

Item Responsible Due Date (5.00pm)
Remits to alter the Constitution Member Closed 10 Feb 2022
Commission Workshop Discussion Items Member Mon 9 June 2022 (51 days)
Registration Form
Nomination Form
Remit Form and other items of business
Member Wed 15 June 2022 (45 days)
Nomination Acceptance Form including Profile Nominee Wed 15 June 2022 (45 days)
Accommodation bookings

Cordis Hotel Booking Form 

Mercure Auckland (Queen St): Quote MOTORSPORT NZ when booking

Guest 20 June 2022 (direct to hotel)
Agenda sent to Board & Members MotorSport New Zealand Wed 8 July 2022 (22 days)
Board Elections

MotorSport New Zealand’s board is made up of four elected members and two appointed members. Elections for the four elected members take place at our Annual General Meeting. Below is a summary of the upcoming Board elections. If you wish to stand for election to the Board, please contact your member club who can submit a nomination for you.

Nominations & Acceptance of Nominations are due by 5:00pm, Sunday 15 June 2022.

Board (1 Position Available):

    • Norman Oakley: has completed his second consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
Deborah Day, James Dicey, Nick Hamlin and Scott O’Donnell stay on
Advisory Commission Elections

Our four sporting Advisory Commissions are democratically elected annual at our AGM. Below is a summary of the positions available in the upcoming election. If you wish to stand for election to an Advisory Commission, please contact your member club who can submit a nomination on your behalf.

Nominations & Acceptance of Nominations are due by 5:00pm, Sunday 15 June 2022.

ClubSport (3 Positions Available):

    • Donna Elder: has completed her third consecutive term of office and is not eligible for re-election.
    • Warren Shepperd: has completed his first consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
    • Malcolm Mitchell: has stepped down from his position.
Alana McIsaac stays on.

Historic (2 Positions Available):

    • Barry Leitch: has completed his third consecutive term of office and is not eligible for re-election.
    • Wayne Perkins: has completed his first consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
Bruce Dyer and Tim Hill stay on.

Race (2 Positions Available):

    • Jeff Braid: has completed his first consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
    • Paul Fallon: has completed his first consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
Mark Mallard and Blair Thorpe stay on.

Rally (2 Positions Available):

    • David Loughlin: has completed his third consecutive term of office and is not eligible for re-election.
    • Chris Ramsay: has completed his first consecutive term of office and is eligible for re-election.
Craig Jessop and Tony McConachy stay on.

AWARDS FUNCTION

Date: 30 July, 6:15pm

Location: Under the Dome – Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain

Important Dates

Below are the important dates relating to the 2022 Awards Function.

Item Responsible Due Date (5.00pm)
Honour Award Nominations Member Thu 21 April 2022 (100 days)
Nominations for Premier Trophies Member Mon 9 June 2022 (51 days)
Additional Dinner tickets Member/Guest Fri 15 July 2022 (15 days)
Honour Awards

Officials and Member Clubs are asked to bring to the attention of the judging panel, nominations for the following awards. Nominations are due by 21 April 2022.

Awards criteria is detailed below:

Volunteer of the Year Award

To be awarded in recognition of a volunteer who has given outstanding service to the Sport in New Zealand.

Club of the Year Award (New Award)

To be awarded to a Club that has made a positive impact on motorsport in their region. They must demonstrate that they have:

  • A planned approach that has been executed to retain and grow membership by providing development opportunities for all ages and genders.
  • Evidence of an outstanding contribution to the growth, success, enjoyment or profile of the sport in their region.
  • Clear demonstration of effective utilisation of MotorSport New Zealand’s values and programmes.
  • Is a Club that gets involved for the greater good of the sport, not only necessarily to benefit themselves.
  • Promotes inclusion, diversity and community spirit.
  • Have a clear and evident understanding of health and safety practices in motorsport.
  • Show they have looked at innovative ways to support their club through sport delivery, memberships, sponsorships, community and the like.
  • Is driven to improve motorsport in New Zealand.
  • The Club must be affiliated with MotorSport New Zealand.

Ron Frost Award

To recognise the actions of an individual who either through vision or commitment or a special set of circumstances, have brought credit to the sport and themselves. This honour was established to reward those persons who have been instrumental in the creation of enduring Motorsport events, teams or facilities at a very high level. Such events are likely to be;

  • International in scope
  • Enduring over a period of several years
  • Have significant public and media profile
  • In some cases these will be ‘new’ events that haven’t existed previously and have relied on the entrepreneurial flair of their creator.

Distinguished Service Award

To recognise service and personal contribution of time and effort to motorsport. Recipients will have served for several years at a regional or national level as well as having had significant longstanding service to their club or circuit. Examples include;

  • Multiple terms as an Advisory Commission member.
  • Multiple years as a Series Coordinator or Clerk of the Course at National or International level.
  • Significant contribution as a volunteer at a National/ International level
  • Other long-standing commitment to the sport at a high level – beyond the confines of their own club.

Award of Merit

In 1965 the Motorsport Association of New Zealand inaugurated the Award of Merit to be awarded to persons who have given meritorious service to the sport in New Zealand.

Citation Award

This award was inaugurated in 1979 to honour those persons, who not being a member of the Motorsport movement had, in the opinion of the MotorSport New Zealand Board, given exemplary service to the sport outside their employment and association with it.

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Awarded by the Board of MotorSport New Zealand in recognition of “outstanding achievement” as and when circumstances demand. Nominations for the award are usually generated by Member Clubs and referred on to the Board for final consideration.

Membership of Honour

An award to recognise a longstanding and exemplary contribution to the sport from the corporate sector of the community

Special Award

MotorSport New Zealand with this Special Award recognises a pivotal role in the contribution to the Sport.

MotorSport Wall of Fame

The Motorsport Wall of Fame was established in 1994 and located at the MotorSport New Zealand Office as a permanent reminder of the achievements of past and present members who, through their endeavours, have been instrumental in bringing motorsport achievements to the world at large.

Premier Awards

Officials and Member Clubs are asked to bring to the attention of the judging panel, nominations for the following awards. Nominations are due by 9 June 2022.

Awards criteria is detailed below:

Jim Clark Trophy

The Jim Clark trophy is in memory of the sportsmanship, personality and achievements that Jim Clark showed with all his fellow competitors.

  • be a New Zealand racing driver
  • have competed in a race event at National level or higher in New Zealand during the 2021/2022 race season
  • have performed in the “Jim Clark” style

Rally Founders Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the New Zealand Rally Driver who is regarded to be the most worthy of recognition during the 2021 rally season on the basis of:

  • performance nationally and/or internationally,
  • attitude to the sport and others,
  • sportsmanship
  • displays the qualities of a good sporting ambassador.

Steel Memorial Trophy

This trophy, inaugurated in 1983, is presented annually to the junior (under 21 years) driver who:

  • competes at national and/or international level racing
  • who displays dedication, skill and a level of professionalism in their ambition to progress to the upper echelons of the sport.
  • Nominees shall also display a sportsmanlike attitude to all competitors and officials.

Lupp Trophy

The “Lupp Trophy” as a permanent reminder of the enormous contribution made to New Zealand motorsport by both Percy and Sybil Lupp.

  • exceptional levels of sportsmanship
  • attention to vehicle presentation in a vehicle which is at least 25 years old
  • who embodies the very spirit and values associated with Historic competition
  • competed during the 2021/2022 season
  • Please also provide the vehicle used, year of vehicle, Events the competitor and vehicle participated in during the 2021/2022 season and the reason for nomination. A professional photo of the vehicle also needs to be provided – a JPEG file is recommended).