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  1. Meeting opened at 2.28 pm

      The meeting began with a members' machine fix-up session.

  2. Members Present:

    • Carolyn Baird
    • Chris Baird
    • Helen Donaldson
    • Peter Freye
    • Laura Seabrook
    • Ross Slade
    • Ven Thai
    • Marc Walters

  3. Visitors:

    • Kali McGlaughlin from the Nimbin Network Association

  4. Apologies:

    • No apologies.

  5. Minutes of the previous committee Meeting

      RM for July 27 were circulated.

    Motion that minutes read and confirmed by Helen Donaldson.
    Seconded by Peter Freye.
    Motion Carried.

  6. Business arising from previous minutes:


  7. Regional Report:

    • Financial Status

      Current balance: $512.

      Finances are expected to improve in the following months as fees are due.

    • Equipment status and function

      Some equipment failures including an increasingly flakey hard disk. Replacements are planned.

    • Membership


    • Complaints


    • Expenditure


    Motion that the reports be received by Helen Donaldson.
    Seconded by Peter Freye.
    Motion Carried.

  8. System Administrator's Report

      Problems on the network cause by the MS Blaster worm.

    Motion that the sysadmin report be received by Laura Seabrook.
    Seconded by Peter Freye.
    Motion Carried.

  9. Business arising from reports

      Ross said he might have a spare 4Gb hard disk to donate for Chris.

  10. General Business

      Fees to remain as they are at present.

      Refund for past member was ratified.

      Carolyn asked whether to keep the spare line. Committee agreed to review it in 2 months.

      Regarding a faulty line that appeared to be Telstra's fault: Peter asked if the TIO should be asked about the problems experienced with Telstra.

      Chris suggested that a pro-rata refund be obtained for dead lines.

      Carolyn replied that if the line is not fixed by Tuesday we can get a refund.

      Chris asked Carolyn for a report on the dialup status. Carolyn stated that: In July there were 4 Busy signals and 102 Not Answered. In August there were 5 Busy and 12 Not Answered calls.

      Occupational Health And Safety The committee led by Laura identified a number of risks and solutions. In the hub room the cables require tidying up and, if possible, the machines covered with cases.

      In the Kitchen it was determined that an extension lead be purchased as the current short one is a hazard. Carolyn was authorised to purchase a cable.

      The table should have a blanket to protect it from scratches.

      Other discussion:

        Marc asked Carolyn if any progress on Boolaroo Recycled Govt computers. Carolyn replied no.

        Peter Freye stated that the selection of a suitable webmail replacement was ongoing. Candidates include NeoMail and SquirrelMail.

        Peter Freye suggested using database-driven Admin and Information web pages. Admin Chris said there were some technical problems with that.

  11. Next meeting

    After BBQ and ARGM, October. Date to be set.

  12. Meeting officially finished at 4.40pm

    (completed by Marc on 15/9/2003)