Inaugural AGM for Bike!Whangarei! 6pm Thursday 22 Oct '09 at Brauhaus Frings, 104 Lower Dent St

WHAT?         Bike!Whangarei”- Public Meeting


WHEN?         6pm Thursday 22 October


WHERE?       Brauhaus Frings – 104 Lower Dent St


WHY?            Good question!! 


A formalstructure is required so Bike!Whangareican champion, coordinate, fundraise and help implement the WDC Walking andCycling Strategy, the Whangarei component of the National Cycleway – andgenerally support cyclists and cycling! This will involve lots of work but will alsoestablish the cycling community’s credibility in our district.



  • Apologies!!  Yikes.  We need 15 inaugural members and $100 to incorporate!   (First 10 members get a free beer!)
  • Elect office holders:  Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer.
  • Need to agree purposes and rules for incorporation:  Our ideas so far: 

                                I.     to develop cycling skills, culture, awareness and facilities in the WhangareiDistrict, and,

                               II.     to promote other forms of active, healthy, sustainable transport, and

                             III.     to build mutually beneficial community relationships, and

                            IV.     to make the Whangarei District a model of innovative and sustainable transport,and,

                             V.     todo anything necessary or helpful to the above purposes.

  • Set Membership fee:  Affiliate to the Cycling Advocates’ Network (and utilise their membership secretary)? CAN fees currently:  $15 unwaged, $30 waged, $35 family, or $75 for a supporting organisation (like WDC).
  • Agree winding-up rule and quorum: – our suggestion:

                                I.     surplusmoney and other assets shall be distributed to Bike Northland, the CyclingAdvocates Network and Living Streets Aotearoa.

                               II.     Minimumnumber of 12 members for a Society Meeting (AGM or SGM).

Other rules as per the sample set of rules forincorporated societies available at

  • Project Reports:  

                                I.     RaumangaStream update.  WDC, Rotary, NRC, SportNorthland

                               II.     National Cycleway update.  WDC, Enterprise Northland, Tourism NZ

                             III.     Current roading projects:  Porowini Ave extension, Spedding Road, Kamo Bypass Stage II,SH1Western Hills Drive widening

                            IV.     Cyclist Skills Training – Sport Northland

  • General Business:

                                I.     includingfrequency\venue\time\day of meetings!

                               II.     Other – by agreement of the meeting!


Contact Paul Doherty for more information!!  Tel. 436 0033 or Mob. 021189 4797 or  Email:

Groups audience: 


Great stuff Paul.
Here's some info to help write a simple constitution, incorporate, access funding etc

Remember too that if you are an affiliated group with CAN then you will receive back a portion of the CAN subs received from your local members (basically less the cost of ChainLinks and membership administration).