Notice: 2020 NZOSS AGM and call for Council Nominations

Kia ora koutou,

The 2020 NZOSS AGM will take place during the week of 6-12 December 2020.

We are inviting nominations for Council and Executive (Chairperson and Deputy Chair), who will be elected during the AGM week.

In order to vote in the election, nominate someone, or stand for the Council or Executive roles (the Executive are also on the Council) you must be financial members of the Society. If you have been a financial member, you should have credentials to log into After you're logged in, go to and determine if your last Invoice Date is within a year of 12 December 2020. If so, you're a paid up member. If not, you will need to select the relevant membership category via to become a paid up member.

We have a description of what being a member of council or on the executive involves.

You are welcome to nominate any current financial member, although it is a good idea to confirm that they will accept your nomination beforehand. You may also nominate yourself. If you wish to make a nomination, please send it, along with suitable contact details for the nominee to us, the current council.

And yes, in the coming year we will improved the membership system to make it easier to determine your membership status at a glance, and to include proper email reminders for expiring membership - we apologise that our current membership system does not current do this effectively.

We will announce the nominees prior to the AGM period for your consideration, and, if required (e.g. the number nominated exceed the number of council and executive positions), we will run an election using our online survey tool at during the AGM week. Prior to the AGM week I will also publish my Chairperson's report covering the Society's activities over the past year, and our Treasurer will publish our financial report for your review.


Dave Lane, current NZOSS Chairperson