President’s Report SAA 2015-2016

President’s Report SAA 2015-2016

I have been involved in wood chopping for 14 years, in that time I have been President of the NZAA for 2 years, Southern President for 7 years and Otago/ Southland President for 11 years. During this time there have been a lot of members at Regional and Southern levels that have never attended the AGM. Over this time it is always the same people who attend year after year.

I have heard the comments that members may think that we do nothing, so if this is the case, step up and do something.We need help to make this sport continue to grow, rather than sitting back and criticizing what is and is not being done.

After a few cancellations we managed to get a team of seven off to Norwa which went well and the team learned a hell of a lot.

I have travelled to Blenheim and Nelson to attend the Blenheim Show for the first time. The two day event was run by the Nelson and Marlborough members who did an excellent job. Well done to them. Then off to the Christchurch show for 3 days which was a great success, many thanks to the Canterbury Axemen for making this event happen.

Lastly for those members that want to help, please front up we need your help and support to keep the sport running and growing.

Many thanks Antony Stodart, President