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  1. MEETING COMMENCED: 3:25pm

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  3. ATTENDANCE
    • Attended
      • Carolyn Baird (Regional Co-ordinator)
      • Laura Seabrook (MC-Representative)
      • Marc Walters (Deputy Regional Co-ordinator
      • Ross Slade (Ordinary Member)
      • Chris Baird (Ordinary Member)
      • Helen Donaldson (Ordinary Member)
      • Nikki Slade (Ordinary Member)

      Apologies

      • None

      Visitors

      • None

  4. PREVIOUS MINUTES
  5. Minutes for 20/8/05 received. Motion to accept minutes:
    Moved: Ross Seconded: Helen CARRIED

  6. PREVIOUS BUSINESS

    Motion to remove items relating to signs from agenda:
    Moved: Chris Seconded: Carolyn CARRIED

    Web redesign requires instructions on how to use. Updating of pages still ongoing.

    Carolyn is continuing to compile software to add to new members' CD (should be freeware /opensource). New members currently being supplied with 'draft' CD which contains copies of APANA's Rules and AUP.

    Sketches of possible labels for CD still required. AP Laura, Ross.

    The results of the APANA AGM held on August 27, 2005 were as follows:

                   President:  Dean Hollister
                   Secretary:  Jeff Toll
                   Treasurer:  Carolyn Baird
            

  7. FINANCIAL & MEMBERSHIP REPORT

    Hunter APANA currently has 42 members - 4 recently expired; 2 of those have already notified their intention to renew and payment is expected this week. The region currently has a balance of $1325.

  8. EQUIPMENT STATUS & FUNCTION, ADMIN TEAM REPORT

    Bombadil and Cray hardware and some software upgrades have been completed. Additional upgrades will require extensive downtimes - not a problem for Cray but Bombadil requires a clean reinstall to allow full usage of its larger hard-drive. Some newsgroups are still unavailable due to a problem with SIS. Another source of those newsgroups is needed. AP Chris

  9. EXPENDITURE

    None.

  10. COMPLAINTS & COMPLIMENTS

    Members continue to show their gratitude for help provided to fix problems with their computers by 'word of mouth' recommendations to others and/or donations of cash, equipment or sundry items for the region's use.

  11. BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORTS

    Surplus donated equipment has been used to repair member's machines free-of-charge while 2 ex-dialin modems (too unreliable for use on the network) have been supplied to members with defunct internal modems.

  12. NEW BUSINESS

    Costs of current connection and possibility of upgrading ADSL connection were discussed.

    Removing caching of news on Kildall was discussed.

  13. NEXT MEETING: December 11, 2005 at 2pm.

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  15. MEETING FINISHED: 4.10pm