Becoming a Waka Ama NZ Affiliated Club provides many benefits, with the most important one being part of our waka ama whānau. The following information provides a step by step process on how to become a Waka Ama NZ Affiliated Club.
1. Establish a Committee
2. Create a Constitution
The next step in becoming a club is developing a constitution, a set of rules, which outlines how your club is run. A constitution is a basic set of rules for running your club. It details for your members and others the name, objectives, methods of management, and other conditions under which your club operates and generally the reasons for its existence.
See the attachment below of a club constitution template available for you to use.
Click the link below for a Sport NZ constitution template:Sport NZ Constitution Template
3. Become an Incorporated Society
An incorporated society is a membership-based organisation that has registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, which gives the group its own legal identity, separate to that of its members. It means that while the membership may change, the society’s identity does not.
Click the link below for more information on Incorporated Societies:Incorporated Societies
4. Affiliate to Region and Waka Ama NZ
Contact details for Waka Ama Regions can be found here:Waka Ama NZ Regions
Once your regional representative from your waka ama region confirms your affiliation to the region, the next step is to request affiliation to Waka Ama NZ. Confirmation of affiliation to the region must be provided to Waka Ama NZ during this process.