OLDER UPDATES …
The Executive Committee of NZAME, in conjunction with the Christchurch Convention Committee, has had to make the devastating decision that Convention 2020/21 will be yet again have to be postponed until Labour Weekend October 2022 due to recent Covid-19 lock downs.
Caring for the safety and well-being of our members is NZAME’s most important priority, especially during challenging times like these. Hopefully, by 2022, these conditions will have been resolved and the Christchurch Committee can present us with the VERY much-awaited and anticipated Convention.
Letter of Postponement Christchurch 2021 Convention from your President & Executive Committee…
It is with the deepest regret that I have to announce the postponement of the 2021 Christchurch Convention for a second time. This has been an absolutely agonizing decision to have to make. The recent level 4 Covid-19 lock down is a reminder to us that Covid restrictions can eventuate at any time. Because this has happened so close to Convention, it has put a lot of stress on the organising committee. Covid restrictions throughout the country have to be at a level that allow the registration numbers required to make Convention a success. The organising committee and the NZAME executive committee met via an online meeting to discuss the situation. It was a unanimous decision to defer the Convention to 2022 and move the following convention to 2024.
Postponing this event for the second time has been disheartening for the Christchurch organizing committee. Please give them the support and kindness that they deserve to help them get through this time and give them the energy to move forward and make Christchurch Convention 2022 one to remember.
sincerely, Frances Gillett (NZAME President) & members of your Executive Committee.
The fabulous ‘new look’ April 2022 (issue 83) NZAME magazine with all update information has been emailed/posted out to current members – if you have not received yours please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to check if your membership has expired or if our contact information for you is incorrect/needs updating.
NZAME revised details for the 2020/21/22 NZAME Convention …
Theme – ‘A trip down memory lane’
When – 21st to 24th of October, 2022
Where – Silhouette Studio, 6 Sheffield Crescent, Burnside
(see bottom of our website ‘Conventions’ page for more Convention Contacts information, nearby accommodation details & to check available kits & workshops updates!)
NZAME – New Zealand Association of Miniature Enthusiasts began as the dream of several talented New Zealand miniaturists … who then diligently worked together to form this wonderful Association in 1980.
It has thrived and grown steadily ever since … becoming the ‘backbone’ of New Zealand miniature culture and a wonderful way of keeping talented and enthusiastic people – with a love for all that’s small – in touch and joined in a passion that reaches every corner of our country and indeed the World.
The aims of NZAME have grown over the past 42 years but its main objective stands – to promote the craft of miniature making and collecting throughout New Zealand and making it accessible to all those who are interested.
~ NZAME organises the biennial convention – held every two years in varying venues throughout NZ – with a multitude of attending traders plus members and clubs displays open to the public.
~ NZAME publishes (emailed out in pdf format & available in hard/printed copy at extra cost) a twice-yearly colour magazine for members, filled with articles, profiles, Convention updates, special features/patterns/print outs and workshops plus member and Club news and contributions
~ NZAME also run tutor training courses throughout New Zealand on a regular basis, training miniaturists in the art and skills required to teach and tutor others – thus enhancing the skills available throughout the clubs and indeed New Zealand’s entire miniaturing fraternity.
Miniature clubs have spread in abundance all over New Zealand with NZAME’s help.
There are now 22 individually run clubs operating throughout the country. Many of these clubs have members who are also members of NZAME. Miniature making and collecting is an extremely fast growing hobby – not only in New Zealand but overseas as well.
~ NZAME helps to bring this amazing hobby to public attention with shows and displays, also its support of the clubs around New Zealand, both big and small.
~ NZAME allows and encourages miniaturists to find and use its facilities, contacts and information to enhance a hobby … that is limited only by the limits you put on your own imagination !
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