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  1. The heading to this forum says "opening up communication with YNZ".If you haven't noticed it's mostly one way communication. Guys & gals they're ignoring the rank and file who mainly pay the compulsory subs. Double and triple dipping to add insult to injury.We are their servants now. Wouldn't it be great if your business was run on these lines.? Apart from the 5 ring circus the system's broke. They just lie low and let the storm from Crew blow over each time. Bah humbug but'll come to a screeching halt when one storm eventually intensifies
  2. Wasn't the MacRobertson family who wrota book about 119 days in a raft with a dinghy after being rammed by Orca decades ago ?
  3. Yep...the silence from YNZ is deafening. They ignore this thread and hope it will thus, go away. But whilst the rhetoric might do that the sore festers. They must be really hurting financially with Covid consequences, maintaining the empire and losing this years expected income from the 5 ring circus. As an ordinary yacht club member making multiple contributions to their coffers I've yet to see any direct benefits. But our fees are their retainer. Great work (pun intended) if you can get it
  4. Jim Young had one.2.7m if I recall. If you were energetic & looking for something to do.......
  5. This is what happens when the guvmit deals in OPIUM. Other Peoples Money ! It's called theft in other situations . Not you KM .The guvmit. They gotta go
  6. It's all about supply and demand. More demand ,less supply equals a screwing. Stand by to get screwed like KM says. Drive all the stakes in you like but if there's someone waiting to take your place it doesn't count. Panuku's meeting is only window dressing to placate the Council. Like Council consultation it is a waste of time but ticks boxes for so called democracy. Get with the programme people.
  7. Are you nominating for YNZ then ?
  8. Not only not for profit organisations . Many business's turn out to be not for profit for shareholders ! But CEO's & Staff cream it. And don't overlook substantial Directors fees
  9. It's a great lurk if you can get it. Boards of Directors do policy, drawn up by the CEO & Staff which gets rubber stamped by said Board . Then go to conferences, that are in reality junkets.Staff then do more or less what they like, CEO keeps Board happy & we (the people) pay and obey. Very rarely does this system come unstuck, like Jenny Shipley, but when it does its spectacular. Everyone runs for cover . YNZ will unravel and the momentum has started.
  10. Just like all secret societies. They can ignore the peasants for so long and then.....revolution. It 's like Rachael's hair.It won't happen overnight but it will happen
  11. My brother belongs to Mt.Maunganui Fishing Club which is part of Mt.Ocean Sports Club. The other clubs are Mt.Dive Club and Mt.Yacht Club. Apparently Mt.Yacht Club has the cheapest subs of the 3 so all the social members join the YC at $70 a head. YNZ thus cleans up around $30 each from these social members ...about 200 of them he tells me or about $6000 . Obviously the closest these members get to the water is when they are at the bar. (clubhouse is built out over the water). Nice work if you can get it. See why YNZ is hanging on in there. Look at their salary bill largely funding the 5 ring
  12. Some good advice in there. Go for a diesel inboard, fibreglass hull & deck ,and above all go for a boat that doesn't need TLC,or work. You'll soon burn up the price difference and still have a boat worth what you originally paid.
  13. Like the Govt ....they'll get you anyway they can. Why didn't you leave her off and just make a $50 donation ? I'm thinking of resigning from all but one club and making a donation equivalent to the full sub at my others. I can still participate at those clubs because I'm still a member of an affiliated club...and those clubs will be better off financially....
  14. I would like to know what benefit I get for my levies as an average member. .Thats not unreasonable. My club(s) seem to just pay because they always have and apart from Rules use don't seem to get much other benefit apart from occasional visits. I also found that there is no direct democracy in Board appointment. Commodores apparently get to attend Board meetings but get no vote. Appears, at least on the surface ,to be an old boys network dragging funds from near and far. Including us. Obviously they have become a self serving law unto themselves. I don't accept that they don't monitor Crew
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