Three years ago District 72 voted to investigate reformation and a committee was formed at that time to research whether there was a need for this and District Council subsequently voted for this.
During my team as District Director I requested permission from TI for our District to reform which was granted. A committee was then established with a representative from each Division and myself as a non-voting chair. The committees brief was to perform research and analysis based on our historical data, current trends within the country in terms of growth, population and economic factors.
Once the research was completed a proposal was put to District that included a proposed line as to where the dividing line would be placed to make two districts and a timeline of when other actions would happen. The proposal was voted on at the November 2016 District conference by Council with the outcome being to accept the proposal and move as per recommended in the document.
The proposal document was sent to TI in November for acceptance of our proposal and timeline. The Board of Directors met in early March 2017 to discuss the matter.
The full document can be read here and while it is long, it is recommended you read it and understand the reasons for reformation and the impact it will have on District 72.
District 72 Reformation Report
Update on reformation plans
On 1 July 2018 District 72 will be split into two districts, and a new district (District 112) will be created to cover all the current clubs north of the Wellington regional boundary, and the existing District 72 will shrink to cover the Wellington region and the South Island.
This will provide easier management of what is currently a very large District in terms of clubs and members and provide more leadership opportunities for members to step into.
With this in mind, several committees have been formed to review and prepare for the split to occur in a smooth and seamless manner. Things that will be considered are the realignment throughout each new District to effectively create Divisions and Areas which work well to ensure effective management; review of all procedures and creation of new procedural documents, particularly for District 112; review of resources (i.e., funds, hard and soft assets) to ensure the new District is effectively established prior to 1 July 2018; nominations for roles in each District; ABM's for each District at the May 2018 Conventions; etc.
We will keep you updated as the year progresses and the committees report back with their recommendations.