Inclusive NZ update
As a supporter of Inclusive NZ, you will be aware that for the last five years or so our revenue streams have become more constricted, and our ability to function effectively as an organisation impaired as a result. Much of your feedback during our roadshows in May reflected confusion around what Inclusive NZ was actually doing, and why would you remain a member? (For various reasons our membership has decreased by around 15% in the last 12-18 months – further constraining our income). Inclusive NZ’s future has been a constant discussion both at and in-between board meetings, and the direction the board believes to be best has not been taken lightly.
At its meeting on 13th August 2019, the board determined that the most appropriate course of action would be to call a special general meeting of Inclusive NZ members within the next month so, where a motion to dissolve Inclusive NZ will be put. The board believes that taking this course of action now leaves us with a legacy that we can put to good use within the wider disability sector, and we are currently in discussions with our collegial organisations around what that might look like. There is a constitutional process to follow and this is being put into place. This email is to ensure that you hear the board’s thinking directly from us, and that you have the opportunity to consider what the dissolution or otherwise of Inclusive NZ might mean for your organisation. As more information comes to light and as we move through the process, we will keep you informed so that when you are asked to cast your vote, you will be in the best position to do so.