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Auckland’s Remits at Conference.

Ric Carlyon - Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lost one, withdrew one
That’s the story about Auckland's remits at Royal Federation’s Annual Conference in Dunedin. 
Auckland advocated that Royal Federation policies ought to be able to be amended at annual conference by notice of motion from any one of the member Associations. The remit was argued that an Incorporated Society acting democratically should allow any member to amend policy they are to action, reversing past practice when Associations were not able to change policies once set by the Royal Federation’s Board. 
The remit was lost.
Auckland’s other remit called on the Royal Federation to endorse Auckland’s established “Active and Current” scheme which encourages  Justices of the Peace to (a) actively provide services to the community and (b) deliver competent services with up to date knowledge. The remit also called on Royal Federation to recommend Associations adopt the scheme as policy to best meet their needs. Auckland's "Active and Current" scheme was an alternative to accreditation proposals offered over the years.  
Auckland Association withdrew the remit after consultation with other Associations. While many perceived the advantages of the Active and Current policy, they believed it was too confusing to introduce it at the same time as the current accreditation procedure which will commence July 1st this year. They advised that they would not support the remit this year. Despite not seeking the endorsement of Conference for the policy, Auckland invited any association to use the policy as they desired, and to give us any feedback.
The remit was withdrawn. 

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