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    • 4 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fisher House, 117 Kerwyn Ave, Highbrook, East Tamaki Auckland, 2013
    • 90
    Notice is hereby given that the 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Surface Coatings Association of New Zealand will be held at Fisher House, Highbrook, Auckland on Thursday 4 July, starting at 5.30pm.  This will be followed by a dinner for those who want to stay.

    All members (and guests) are invited to the 2024 Annual General Meeting.  The agenda is below, which includes the Annual Report of the President, the 2023 financials, 2024 budget and an update on the plans for the reminder of 2024 - 2025.

    The evening starts at 5.30pm with nibbles, networking and drinks (cash bar), then the AGM formally starts at 6.15pm.  This timing is to help people getting through Auckland traffic!

    Virtual attendance will be possible from 6.15pm.

    Following the formalities, we have an optional dinner to network and catch up.  The dinners at Fisher House are fantastic, so we encourage you all to attend.  The 3-course dinner will cost $55, and SCANZ will be putting wine on the tables for the meal.  (All other drinks are available at the cash bar.)


    1. Receive Apologies
    2. Receive Minutes of 2023 AGM 
    3. Receive the Annual Report of the President
    4. Receive and, if thought fit, adopt the Financial Statements for 2023 year
    5. SCANZ 2024-5 Plans
    6. Receive and, if thought fit, adopt the 2023 Budget.
    7. Appoint Auditors for 2024.
    8. Confirmation of Subscriptions for 2024
    9. President Role
    10. Committee Members - voting 
    11. Business without notice
    12. Close Meeting
      Shared Meal (Optional extra)


      The SCANZ constitution requires a quorum of 5 committee members, and we currently have 6 members.  We invite any SCANZ member interested in being involved in the running of SCANZ, please consider joining the committee.  Fill in the Nomination form here (Committee Nomination Form 2024.pdf) or see below under meeting documentation. 

      If you have any questions about what the committee does, please feel free to contact any of our current committee members:


        If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please note that NOT ATTENDING will be considered as sending an apology.  

        For those who wish to send through a Proxy Form, please download here (Proxy Form 2024.pdf), fill in, and email to  You can choose any financial member attending to be your proxy, and all of the committee are happy to be chosen.



        The 3-course Dinner will cost $55 for members and $65 for non-members, and there will be a cash bar.  

        For those who have not joined us for a meal at the Fisher House before, the food is terrific, and it is very casual, so you can move around to catch up with more people.

        The menu is below, starting with a variety of finger food before the AGM, followed by a Main (choose from 7 different options) and Dessert (choose from 3 options)

        Menu Options:


        • Selection of Finger Food

        Mains - choice of:

        • Chicken Breast
          Pan Roasted Chicken Supreme, Tuscan Wedged Potatoes, Buttered Broccolini, with a Cherry Tomato, Spinach and Parmesan Cream Sauce
        • Veal Scallopini  
          Pan-Fried Veal with Mushroom Risotto, Parmesan & Jus
        • Potato Gnocchi (v)
          Sauteed Courgette, Capsicum, Mushrooms, Olives & Onions w/ our House Tomato & Blue Cheese Sauce, Basil Pesto
        • Angus Scotch Fillet Char-grilled
          Char-grilled 250g Scotch Fillet w Fisher House Potato, Crisp Onion Rings, Wilted Asian Veg & Vine Tomato w Jus
        • Fish & Chips
          Beer Battered or Grilled Market Fish, Agria Potato Fries, Tartare Sauce & a House Salad
        • Pork Loin
          Slow Roasted Pork Loin w baby Roasted Vegetables, Asian Greens and an Apple Cider Jus
        • Smoked Duck Breast Salad
          Asian Spiced Smoked Duck Breast w a crisp Asian Salad w an Orange Mirin Dressing

        Desserts - choice of:

        • Oreo & Hazelnut Mousse
        • Baked New York Cheesecake with Minted Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream
        • Sorbet & Ice-Cream Trio with edible Soil
            • 26 Jul 2024
            • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
            • 478 - 486 Jackson Street, Petone

            Join us for an enlightening presentation by our esteemed historian, Peter Walters, as he delves into the explosive story of chemistry. The journey begins with the discovery of the elements, the fundamental building blocks of our world. From the fiery glow of phosphorous to the pure brilliance of gold and the vibrant violet of potassium, everything around us is composed of these elements.

            Presentation Highlights:

            • Video Introduction: A captivating video will set the stage, showcasing the elements that constitute our universe - from the ground beneath our feet to the air we breathe and even ourselves.
            • Historical Insights: Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s three-part series will commence with Episode 1 - the remarkable tale of how these elements were discovered.
            • Alchemical Beginnings: The presentation will explore how the alchemist's quest to turn base metals into gold and discover the elixir of immortality led to the questioning of the ancient belief that the material world consisted of just four elements; earth, air, fire and water.
            • Scientific Progress: Uncover the challenges and rivalries that shaped scientific discovery and how new methods of splitting compounds led to groundbreaking discoveries of then unknown elements and the transformation of the metaphysics of alchemy into the science of chemistry.  

            Relevance to the Coatings Industry: Chemistry is fundamental to the formulation of coatings, yet few of us know much about how this recent science came to be. This video series will give our members with a Chemistry education a new appreciation of their chosen profession presented in such a way that our non-chemistry educated members will find fascinating.

            We look forward to your attendance and participation in this fascinating exploration of chemistry’s volatile history.

            Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

            Peter Walters Bio:

            Peter has been a member of OCCA/SCANZ since 1976 and involved in the Surface Coatings Industry since 1971. He was appointed to his first technical role in 1974.

            Peter has been an active member of OCCA/SCANZ attending most of the SCANZ Conventions held from 1978 and a number of SCAA Conferences, particularly the joint SCAA/SCANZ Conferences.

            Peter is a life member of SCANZ and now retired from fulltime employment. He continues to take an active role in our association by serving on our Committee, writing our regular Painted Memories Section of the Brushstrokes magazine and with presentations such as this one.

            He also continues to support our Industry by providing consultation services.

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