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Sep 202023

Special General Meeting

Kapiti Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Tuesday, 24 October 2023  7.30 pm

Coast Community Church, 57 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu



2. MOTION: That the Kapiti Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists adopts as their new Constitution the Rules dated September 2023.

The proposed constitution accompanies the September newsletter mail out, and is also available under the NZSG section of the Members Only portion or our website.

 20 September 2023  Posted by at 1:18 am Uncategorized  No Responses »



The New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) is our parent body.
Kapiti Genealogy is formally the Kapiti Branch of the NZSG but operates independently.
It is a member’s individual choice whether or not they belong to both this branch AND also belong to NZSG.
See their website for NZSG member benefits

Please sign in to this website to view further details. (Forgotten how to log in – read this post)

Our constitution:

At a Special General Meeting – 24 Oct 2023 members voted on the previously circulated Draft constitution.

With some small administrative changes, this was adopted.

Logged in members may see our current constitution here

The below on our relationship with NZSG are now mainly of historical interest on how we reached the point of having our own Kapiti Genealogy constitution,

Rule 12 changes now in effect

The Rule 12 changes referred to below were resoundingly passed and have been adopted by the NZSG Board. At our May 2023 AGM we will formalising the adjustments to the NZSG rules, which are also ours.

Information re NZSG and the proposed Levy on Local members

Proposed Rule 12 changes from Branch and Interest Group Review Apr 2022
NZSG members please vote by 5pm 17th April.

Sent to all financial members 16 Nov 2021

NZSG Members only:

NZSG advise members of assorted discounts, and news items via the regular e-kit emails sent to all full NZSG members.

NZSG Vision Statement:

NZSG information to branches re Levy 2021

NZSG Rules:

Our governing body, the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, underwent a major revision of its rules in 2015 resulting in  revised rules registered as at Feb 2017 with subsequent minor amendments to present day (Apr 2020).
At the time, as  a Branch of the NZSG we did not have rules of our own, so were governed by the NZSG rules.
Details are available to NZSG members  from their website, but as the rules impact all of our membership, not only those belonging to NZSG a copy is included here.

Please log in to access the documents.
Included in these rules are those for Branch Extraordinary General Meetings (Section 12.6), and the Disposal of Assets (Section 12.12) should a branch cease to exist.

 Posted by at 2:44 pm 1 Response »
Jul 202012

Kapiti Genealogy is officially the Kapiti Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists (NZSG).

However, membership of the two organisations is separate, with many advantages in having membership of both.

Under the current constitution of the NZ Society of Genealogists, only those members of the Branch who are also members of the NZSG

  • may be nominated as, nominate or second the nomination of, a candidate for election to the committee
  • vote on any resolution at the AGM, or any Special General Meeting.

Your membership card therefore shows your membership status as either NZSG or Associate.

This distinction makes absolutely no difference to your treatment within the branch, eligibility for services provided, or your ability to volunteer in helping run the branch – only to the two points above.

The NZSG constitution is currently under review, and the relationship with Branches is likely to change.

We do however need to keep our current records up to date.

If you belong to the NZSG, please take a moment to review your profile (need to be logged in), and ensure that we have your NZSG membership number recorded accurately.

Likewise, if you no longer belong to the NZSG, please remove your membership number from your profile.

 20 July 2012  Posted by at 9:20 am Uncategorized ,  No Responses »