The New Zealand-American Association (NZAA) hosted a traditional American Thanksgiving family dinner on the balcony at Zealandia on 22nd November last year. We had a full house. We’ve attached a few photos on the website.
NZAA Annual General Meeting a Success
Larry Keim welcomed members to the NZAA AGM on Wednesday, 30 September, at St. John’s Centre in Wellington. The highlights included changes in the make-up of the NZAA Managing Committee. Larry Keim stays on as the Chair of the Committee, with Diane DeDeker continuing as the Deputy Chair. Rodney Grindey has resigned for reasons of bad health. Stanley Johnson stepped in as Treasurer, and Roy Glover continues as Secretary, a position he assumed last year. Giff Davidson and former Chair Greg Crott have also removed themselves from the Committee. Larry and other members present welcomed Edith Hall as a new member of the Committee. The Secretary is preparing the full minutes of the meeting. Watch this space for news of events being planned by the Committee.
To Apply, Grant Criteria and AGM.
Trustees will meet at the end of March, June, September and November each year at a time and place agreed by the Trustees to consider grant applications.
Grant Applications must be received by the Trust at least 2 weeks prior to each meeting. If no grant applications are received during the quarter prior to the meeting then no meeting need be called.
In addition to considering grant applications, one of those meeting dates will be set as the Trust’s AGM.
· Be in writing on the form provided (refer to links that follow)
· Provide full details of their proposed study and travel programme
· Include recent CV
· Include at least one referee
Applicants must be prepared to be interviewed by Trustees in support of their application, and where a grant is approved must provide a written report on their return.
· Consider each application in accordance with the objectives of the Trust
· Assess the merits of each application and how it compares to the objectives of the Trust
· Inform the applicants of their decision(s) in writing within 7 days of the meeting
Grants are subject to the funds available, and each individual grant awarded will be limited to an amount not exceeding $5,000. Trustees may decide to make a grant contribution of a lesser amount than sought.
20% of all grants approved will be withheld pending receipt of a satisfactory written report on completion of the course of study.
No correspondence will be entered into following the decision by the Trustees.
The trustees for both The Admiral Byrd Scholarship Trust and The Tracey & Marjorie Simpson Memorial Trust are: Gregory Crott(Chair), Raymond O’Brien, Linda Bain, Larry Keim and James Turner.
Wisconsin or Duke?
The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could this season: They knocked off the Wildcats 71-64 on Saturday night behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from birthday boy Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch. Now, instead of Kentucky going for history, it’s Wisconsin heading to the final Monday night to play Duke. The Badgers, who lost 80-70 to Duke in a December meeting in Madison, opened as a one-point favorite. Watch for this on Tuesday afternoon in New Zealand.