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  1. Meeting opened 2:20pm
  2. MEMBERS PRESENT
    • Laura (Coordinator)
    • Carolyn Baird (Admin)
    • Ross Slade (Ordinary)
    • Helen Donaldson (Ordinary)
    • Chris Baird (Ordinary)
  3. APOLOGIES
    • Marc Walters (Deputy Coord)
    • Nikki Slade (Ordinary)
  4. MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
  5. Received

  6. PREVIOUS BUSINESS
  7. Chris successfully set up a wireless access point, and is waiting on hardware to make improvements. He has also set up a station identifier.

    No progress report on Peter's Sys Admin page, probably because web page re-design is still incomplete.

    Web page re-design is still in progress. Colour and layout problems need to be resolved before the re-design is finalised.

  8. FINANCIAL REPORT &MEMBERSHIP
  9. Received. Hunter APANA doing reasonably well in comparison to other regions.

    Two very overdue (2 months or more) members have had their access blocked, and if not heard from by next meeting, will have their membership deleted. Membership currently stands at 39 members.

  10. EQUIPMENT STATUS & FUNCTION
  11. Hunter APANA have enough spare parts to make three whole PCs! A Pentium board has been purchased and is slated for Bombadil. Carolyn has accepted a donated PC.

  12. SYS-ADMIN REPORT
  13.  There have been SPAM e-mail attacks , and AOL was refusing mail temporarily. Sybaz got trojanized but was later fixed. Chris has toughened the firewall. The new server change-over was causing active file renumbering in newsgroups. Froggy moved over to a permanent connection. At the start of March NetCentral had major dialling problems. The change-over to SiS took several days -- the new link is performing OK, though day traffic sometimes becomes overloaded.

  14. COMPLAINTS & COMPLIMENTS
  15. Carolyn has fixed several machines and will testing a member's scanner.

  16. EXPENDITURE
  17. None listed.

  18. BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORTS
  19. None.

  20. GENERAL BUSINESS
  21. After a review of fees, the following schedule was proposed:

      Dialups

      $10 / month

      Web Hosting / Mail / News Only

      $4 / month

      Existing Permanent Connections

      $19.75 / month

      New Permanent Connections

      $29.50 / month
      +$55 connection fee

      Super - Leech

      $67.50 / month

      Double mailing Connection

      $10 / month

    1st: Carolyn
    2nd: Laura
       CARRIED

    Chris proposed placing a "W" sign on the antenna mast at 21 Reservoir Rd, to indicate a "closed W.E.P. network". This is to be made from local materials at no expense.

    1st: Chris
    2nd: Laura
       CARRIED

    Carolyn suggested creating and placing a sign for APANA in front of 21 Reservoir Rd. She will chase up quotes and present these at the next meeting.

  22. NEXT MEETING
  23. Saturday 18th June.

  24. Meeting closed at 4:40pm