NARC AGM – Minutes 2013

Napier Amateur Radio Club.
Minutes of Annual General Meeting.
Held at the clubrooms 123 Latham Street on 6 November 2013.

Chair: Laurie ZL2TC, the meeting started at 7:45 pm.

Apologies: ZL2US, ZL2DC, ZL2LF.

Present: Lee ZL2AL, Dave ZL2DW, Mike ZL2MY, Willy ZL2AGD, Wally ZL2MO, Bert ZL2OC, Revell Troy, Dave ZL2MQ, Stan ZL2ST, Mike ZL2VM and Karl ZL1TJ.

Minutes of the previous meeting read and confirmed true and correct: ZL2TC, ZL2MY.

Arising: Nil.

President’s annual report: attached to these minutes:

Briefly: Another successful year for the club, good support for various activities and club meetings.

A modest increase in membership and the refurbished and re-equipped radio room being used for contest operation. The building is in need of further maintenance and a proposal to have one member act as building custodian is to be tabled. Moved by ZL2TC and seconded by ZL2ST that the report be accepted. Carried.

Treasurer’s report: Stan ZL2ST presented the annual accounts, audited by S.E.Rooney as usual. Copy attached to these minutes. The club’s finances are basically hand to mouth and income and expenditure are roughly balanced only thanks to repeaters not needing maintenance this year and also a lower cost electricity supplier having been found. A transfer of $1000 was made from the AREC account to the NARC account. Moved by ZL2ST and seconded by ZL2AL that subscriptions remain at $25 and that the Treasurers report be accepted. Carried.

AREC Report: Mike ZL2VM presented a report which is attached to these minutes. Briefly:
The Tait TM 8250 radio was found to be inoperative upon checking after being lent out for use during ths Silver Fern Rally. The eprom could not be re-programmed and the radio had to be returned to the manufacturers to have this done at considerable expense. Now that this has been done progress can be made with the proposed portable SAR station. Moved by ZL2VM, seconded by ZL2ST that the report be accepted. Carried.

Election Of Officers: President ZL2TC, secretary ZL1TJ and treasurer ZL2ST were re-elected unopposed.

Active committte members: Lee ZL2AL and Mike ZL2MY are now joined by Wally ZL2MO.
AREC convener: Mike 2VM , Repeater trustees ZL2DW and ZL2TC and auditor Sue Rooney.

General bussines: Willy ZL2AGD was asked and consented to be the first Building

Custodian, primarily keeping an eye on graffiti and other external damage so repairs can be initiated speedily.

The Annual General Meeting closed at 8:15 pm

ZL1TJ, Secretary NARC.