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  1. MEETING COMMENCED: 2:25pm
  2. ATTENDANCE
    • Members Present
      • Carolyn Baird (Regional Co-ordinator)
      • Marc Walters (Deputy Regional Co-ordinator)
      • Ross Slade (Ordinary Member)
      • Chris Baird (Ordinary Member)

      Apologies
      • Helen Donaldson (Ordinary Member)
      • Nikki Slade (Ordinary Member)

      Visitors
      • None

  3. PREVIOUS MINUTES
  4. Minutes for 11/12/05 received. Motion to accept minutes:
    Moved: Ross
    Seconded: Chris
    CARRIED

  5. PREVIOUS BUSINESS

    Sketches of possible labels for CD still required: Ross still working on it.

  6. REGIONAL REPORTS

    • FINANCIAL & MEMBERSHIP REPORT

        Monthly reports for January, February, March and April; current financial reports/budgets for 05/06 and 06/07 and Membership summary report were circulated.

        Hunter APANA currently has 44 members - lost 4 members; gained 4 members. The region currently has a balance of $1195.

    • EQUIPMENT STATUS & FUNCTION, ADMIN TEAM REPORT

        Kildall (news server) was not expiring old news - fixed. Cray modified to handle mailing lists as lists.apana.org using Mailman software - most of the old mailing lists have been transferred from Majordomo to Mailman and one new private list has been created for a non-committee member.

    • EXPENDITURE

        Carolyn requested reimbursement for 128MB DDR RAM for use in ex-Wollongong server - total $40.

        Approved: Marc
        Seconded: Ross
        CARRIED.

    • EQUIPMENT ON LOAN

        Carolyn advised that the ex-Wollongong server had been loaned to Chris to use until his personal computer was repaired. This allowed the machine to be throughly tested for later use as a regional server.

    • COMPLAINTS & COMPLIMENTS

        No complaints; lots of requests for help.

      MOTION TO RECEIVE REPORTS

      Proposed: Carolyn
      Seconded: Marc
      CARRIED.

  7. BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORTS

      None.

  8. NEW BUSINESS

      APANA AGM 1pm Saturday October 21, 2006 to be hosted in the Hunter Region.

    • Carolyn advised that Seminar Room 1 at Club Macquarie had been booked as the venue for the AGM. There is to be no charge for use of that room.

    • After much discussion of possible activities to celebrate the first visit of other region's members to our area, it was suggested that it should include a game of Lasertag at ZoneFree at Wallsend; a bus tour of local attractions including a trip to the vineyards, a hub visit and dinner at a Newcastle restaurant and possibly a barbeque at Carolyn's place.

      Before any definite plans could be made Carolyn suggested that a price for the hire of a bus for both Saturday and Sunday was needed. AP: Ross

    • Carolyn advised that she had recommended that visiting members stay at the Formula 1 Motel corner of Lake and Thomas Roads, Wallsend. However any visiting member who preferred could stay at her place although accommodation would be limited to one if bed required but any number can sleep on the floor or pitch a tent in the backyard. Laura advised that she could accommodate 1 or 2 members in her home at Barnsley if required.

  9. NEXT MEETING: June 18, 2006 at 2pm.

  10. MEETING FINISHED: 4.10pm