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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 30/4/06 received. Motion to accept minutes:
    Moved: Ross
    Seconded: Marc
    CARRIED

  5. PREVIOUS BUSINESS

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

  6. REGIONAL REPORTS

    • FINANCIAL & MEMBERSHIP REPORT

        Monthly report for May; current financial budget and Membership summary report were circulated.

        Hunter APANA currently has 39 members. The region currently has a balance of $1,304.

    • EQUIPMENT STATUS & FUNCTION, ADMIN TEAM REPORT

        Chris discussed the possibility of installing a new spam filter. Giles would be set up to produce 'connection drawl' involving delayed greetings and a 'gray filter' for first requests from a specific IP address - "go away come back later". Chris explained that 'legitimate' mailservers will attempt numerous retries at a reasonable time interval while 'spamservers' keep changing their IP addresses to avoid being blocked.

        The ex-Wollongong server which was on loan to Chris has been returned to stock.

        Carolyn made one home visit during the month of May for the purpose of repairing a members machine.

        Motion to accept reports: Proposed: Carolyn. Seconded: Chris. Accepted unanimously.

        Motion to implement new spam filters: Proposed: Chris. Seconded: Marc. Accepted unanimously. Motion passed.

    • EXPENDITURE

        No expenditure.

    • COMPLAINTS & COMPLIMENTS

        No complaints; lots of requests for help.

  7. BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORTS

      None.

  8. NEW BUSINESS
      No new business.

  9. APANA AGM

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

      Remainder of the meeting involved discussions regarding the AGM and associated activities.

      • Carolyn to arrange light lunch for members.
      • Ross to arrange for hire of bus at estimated cost of $200 plus petrol.
      • Until it's known how many members to accommodate a venue for dinner on Saturday night cannot be fixed. Various alternatives were discussed.

    • NEXT MEETING: To be announced.

    • MEETING FINISHED: 3.35pm