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ANZAC DAY

The Australian Embassy has as usual invited us to an Anzac Day service. This year it will be held at dawn, followed by breakfast. It is necessary to register in advance (by April 20). The link to the details is http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/anzac.html

Later many Kiwis and Aussies go on to the Southern Cross Pub where Anzac Biscuits are served.

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 18.04.18 Hits: 5 Comments: 0

New Zealand Oil and Gas

The New Zealand government has decided to prohibit all new sales of drilling licences for oil and gas off the New Zealand coast. Drilling will continue under the present 22 licences so oil will still be pumped up for about the next 30 years.

Source: "Information", 14 April 2018.

Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 15.04.18 Hits: 9 Comments: 0

AGM Agenda 18 April 2018

Southern Cross Club AGM 2018 18/04/18
Venue Southern Cross Pub
Agenda
1. Minutes of previous meeting (SGM 24/01/18 and AGM 24/09/17)
1.1. Business arising
2. Correspondence
3. President’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Proposed changes to constitution
5.1. Clause 5 g. As decided at the last Committee Meeting, the Committee proposes to change Clause 5 g. as follows:
Existing
Nominations for officers and committee members shall be in the hands of the Secretary no later than 21 days before the AGM.
Add to the existing
Later nominations may be received if approved by a majority of the Committee.
Rationale
Opportunities may be missed by insisting on nominating more than 3 weeks in advance, however we must guard against the possibility of an “ambush” at a GM ie. an orchestrated takeover that was not anticipated by the established members of the Club.
5.2. Clause 6 shall be changed by the addition of a clarification, as follows:
Existing
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall take place each calendar year by the end of May.
Add to the existing
Notice of Meeting must be communicated to members at least 5 weeks before the meeting date in order to comply with Clause 5 g. and Clause 11.
5.3. Clause 5 h. shall be changed by the addition of a clarification, as follows:
Existing
All positions in the committee are up for nomination and election at each AGM and may also be challenged at a Special General Meeting (SGM).
Add to existing
Incumbents will be automatically nominated unless notice of resignation has been received.
6. Election of New Committee
7. Events Upcoming
8. Any Other Business

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 15.04.18 Hits: 10 Comments: 0

AGM AND SOCIAL GET-TOGETHER Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Hi All,

The AGM plus a general social get-together will be held on April 18, 2018.
We will meet from 1730, with the AGM starting at 1800 and finishing pretty
soon after. Then we will carry on wherever the wind takes us. Note that this
is at the Southern Cross Pub (our namesake - brothers in arms, or beer maybe).

Note that it is a non-smoking venue, we will have the upstairs section to
ourselves, happy hour bar prices, and the Club will provide a few snacks. We
can decide on dinner together - could possibly be to bring in some pizzas
(which the Pub will allow us to do).

AGENDA to come soon.

Note: We realise that this notice is coming to some of you rather late. We
have had the AGM posted on Facebook for some time, but because our website
was not functioning, we couldn't access our mailing list to send this notice
out. DanDomain have at last connected us with our database again after many
frustrating attempts to get them to sort out the problem.

We hope you will accept the late notice due to the circumstances, but if
anyone objects please let us know immediately. In that case we will find a
new date for the AGM, but still meet at the Southern Cross Pub for a social
get-together.

We hope to see you there.

Simon
Secretary

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 07.04.18 Hits: 38 Comments: 0

Upcoming Events 2018

Hi All.

Here's a list of events we're planning for 2018. Comments are welcome. And members are welcome to arrange your own events and post them on our website.

SGM 24 JANUARY
An important Special General Meeting will be held on January 24. Details have been mailed and posted.

BRUNCH
We hope to have the odd brunch along the way. The first one will probably be in March. Keep your eyes out for postings.

ANZAC DAY
The Australian Embassy normally invites both Kiwis and Aussies to an Anzac Day service.

The Southern Cross Club is hoping to organise a trip to visit Australian and New Zealand war graves in Denmark sometime close to Anzac Day.

CAMPING WEEKEND IN SWEDEN MAY 10 TO 12
On Ascension Weekend, May 10 to 12, we are organising a camping long weekend in Järnavik which is on the coast of Blekinge in Sweden (about 2½ hours drive from Copenhagen, or 3 3/4 hours by public transport). More details will follow.

TRAMPING IN SWEDEN THURSDAY 28 JUNE
I've (Simon) talked to quite a few members who're missing their tramping. So here's your chance:
Simon is organising a day tramp in eastern Skåne on Thursday 28 June. Bush, heath, hills, history, Skåne's highest waterfall etc etc. Details in Danish are found on vandrefuglene.dk. If you can't read Danish, contact me for details. This is a tramp arranged for another club, but you may join us.

SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB CAMPING WEEKEND 31 AUGUST TO 2 SEPTEMBER
Following the success of our last year's camping weekend we're looking for a site for this year's one.

CHRISTMAS PARTY SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Keep this date clear! Party time! If we can find him even Santa will be there!

Cheers
Simon, on behalf of the committee



Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 18.01.18 Hits: 87 Comments: 0

Hotmail Addresses

Last time we did a mailout none of our mails were delivered to hotmail addresses. Please:
1. Put our address: committee@southerncrossclub.dk on your safe list.
2. If you no longer wish to be a member of the Southern Cross Club, or no longer wish to be on our mailing list, please use the link at the end of the mail to delete yourself. Please don't block our address! If you do this hotmail will treat our newsletters as spam.

Thanks,
Simon
Secretary

Posted in General by SCC Committee on 18.01.18 Hits: 82 Comments: 0

Kea Gym!

Cameras at Homer Tunnel caught kea moving traffic cones around! So the answer was to build a gym for them to try and keep them off the road!
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11973416

Simon

Posted in Humor by SCC Committee on 18.01.18 Hits: 113 Comments: 0

NZ NEW YEAR 31 DEC 2017 10AM TO 3PM

Wild Kiwi Pies are celebrating NZ New Year, which is 12 hours earlier than Danish New Year. There'll be pies and pavlova, wine and beer, and the toilets will be open. Address: Toftegårds Allé 43, Valby (close to Valby Station).

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 30.12.17 Hits: 121 Comments: 0

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Membership – Clarification
and
Notice of Meeting - Extraordinary General Meeting

There is some confusion regarding the Club’s membership list and mailing list which we are working hard to clarify. This message supercedes any previous messages on this issue.

The Committee has called an Extraordinary General Meeting for Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6pm.
This meeting is being called to make necessary changes to the existing constitution, as well as to socialise a little.
We welcome all members to join us for this short but important meeting, after which we plan to get some take away food and a few liquid refreshments (costs to be shared).

* If you wish to become a member OR to confirm your membership, please note the following.

1. If you are, or have been, a member of the Southern Cross Club in Denmark, please send an email to committee@southerncrossclub.dk to confirm your membership. Note that at present, there is no subscription or joining fee.
PLUS
Advise us, before 10th January 2018, that you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.
OR
State that you WILL NOT attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.

2. If you are not a member but wish to join the club, we welcome you. Please send an email to committee@southerncrossclub.dk requesting membership. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, please tell us that, otherwise please provide some supporting information outlining your connection with either Australia or New Zealand (which is required by the Club’s constitution). Note that at present, there is no subscription or joining fee.
PLUS
Advise us, before 10th January 2018, that you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.
OR
State that you WILL NOT attend the Extraordinary General Meeting.

3. If you have already clicked “Going” on the Facebook page, “Thanks” but that will NOT be enough. In accordance with the constitution, you will need to send an email as detailed in the first two options above.

4. The proposed changes to the constitution are summarised here.

Firstly, it is proposed to reduce the required number of members on the committee, reflecting the smaller membership of the club now compared with times past. This change is necessary to enable the club to function in the current conditions.

Secondly, a number of minor changes to the wording of various clauses are proposed to reflect the conditions of today, which includes such things as changes to electronic communication and financial management.

Thirdly, a number of other changes are proposed to clarify some of the Club’s functions, such as roles of the committee and committee members.

5. Further details, including the address for the meeting, will be sent to those who have been accepted as members of the Club (as per points 1 and 2 above).

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 30.12.17 Hits: 134 Comments: 0

Australian Passports

The Australian Embassy has expanded it's opening hours in Copenhagen due to the many people applying for passports at this time of year.

The 64 page is being discontinued because of the increased use of SmartGate and electronic visas.

Cheers
Simon
Secretary

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 09.11.17 Hits: 180 Comments: 0