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  1. MEETING COMMENCED: 2:20pm

  2. ATTENDANCE
    • Members Present
      • Marc Walters (Regional Co-ordinator)
      • Carolyn Baird (Deputy Regional Co-ordinator)
      • Chris Baird (Ordinary Member)
      • Helen Donaldson (Ordinary Member)

      Apologies
      • None

      Visitors
      • None

  3. PREVIOUS MINUTES
  4. Minutes for 15/4/07 received. Motion to accept minutes:
    Moved: Marc
    Seconded: Helen
    CARRIED

  5. REGIONAL REPORTS

    • FINANCIAL & MEMBERSHIP REPORT

        The monthly deficit is at $165 and must be reined in. (Year To Date deficit is $140).

    • EQUIPMENT STATUS & FUNCTION, ADMIN TEAM REPORT

        Some network lockups have been occurring, Chris will monitor the situation.

        Niggle and Cray have had issues with overheating and crashed 2 times in the week before the meeting.

        Kildall's CPU and motherboard (Athlon 2000, 50-65 W) was replaced with a donated P3/800 (35-50W) and has experienced much lower electricity usage.

        Cray and Kildall both received replacement hard drives.

        2 modems were replaced with spares.

        At least one dialup line had been underused for lengthy periods (partly due to a faulty modem) and it was recommended that it be dropped. Several users were switching to the ECN service, which would allow more dialup lines to be decommissioned.

    • EXPENDITURE

        No expenditure.

    • COMPLAINTS & COMPLIMENTS

        No complaints; lots of requests for help.

  6. BUSINESS ARISING FROM REPORTS

      It was agreed in business arising that the dialup lines be cut from 5 to 3. It is anticipated that $40 per month will be saved by this move.

      The reduction of dialup lines will not be sufficient to bring the region's finances back into the black.

      Marc moved that 2 of the 5 dialup lines be disconnected (4954 7309 (3rd) and 4954 7360 (4th)) Chris seconded Motion was carried

  7. NEW BUSINESS

      A discussion of the ECN ports and associated usage and costs. Carolyn stated that the ports cost $35 per month and currently we buy the service from APANA Brisbane. Each port requires at least 4 APANA members allocated to it for optimum usage and cost sharing. Total costs for members are calculated to be $205 per year.


  8. NEXT MEETING: December 15, 2007.

  9. MEETING FINISHED: 3.40pm