New Hoe Tonga structure and nominations open for elected Hoe Tonga Board members

At the regional meeting on 5 October, which doubled as the Annual General Meeting and a Special General Meeting, the annual report for 2015 was tabled, and member clubs agreed a new constitution for the Hoe Tonga region. Click here to view the new constitution.

Under the new structure, a Board will govern the region, and there will no longer be a regional committee made up of executive officers and club representatives.

The new structure will take effect once the Board has been elected. In the meantime, Hoe Tonga will continue to be governed the regional committee (club representatives) and executive officers (Jörn Scherzer, Petra Melville, Lei Faletolu).

Hoe Tonga is now calling for nominations for 5 elected Board members. The process is as follows:

  • Nominations can be made by Member Clubs or Member Regions. You can nominate any individual. Nominees do not need be a member/paddler of your club or region.
  • We are seeking Board members who will take an active involvement in the sport’s governance body and in the best interests of its membership as a whole. All nominees must be honest, reliable, trustworthy and comfortable to ‘walk and talk’, particularly in relation to the values of our sport (as outlined in our Strategic Plan)
  • Club must fill in the nomination form (click here to download). They must be received, complete with relevant nominee profile and references, by 15 December 2015, at The list of nominees, along with their profiles, will be posted on the Hoe Tonga website.
  • Elections will take place by secret ballot at a Special General Meeting as soon as possible in early 2016 (date yet to be confirmed).

For further information please contact the Hoe Tonga administrator or executive officers.