NZART is a non-profit association of amateur radio operators
Meeting held on 3820 kHz, Tuesday 1st May 2012 commencing 7:30. Roll call at 7:25pm.
11/1 Roll Call
Chairman: Vaughan Henderson ZL1TGC
ZL1PK Phil King, ZL1TPH Stephen Hayman, ZL1TAJ Neil Ellis
ZL2AJ Warren Harris, ZL2AMJ Fred Johnson, ZL2TW Stuart Watchman,
ZL4TAE Terry Thomas
Min Sec: Topsy ZL2LS
ZL4PLM Simon Lewis
ZL2HD John Andrews
11/3 Confirmation of Minutes April ‘on air’ meeting.
Amendment to last minutes that ZL4PLM had put apology in but was not recorded
Moved by ZL1TPH 2nd by ZL2AMJ Confirmed
11/4 Additional Agenda Items
11/5 Action points from Feb 2011 on air Council Meet
05 ZL2HD report from the Appeal to the Environment Court regarding Wellington City Council District Plan Change on behalf of NZART and the Wellington VHF Group. Ongoing
Action points from June 2011 Face to Face Friday meeting of Council U/H
06 ZL1TGC to write “Requirements of a Councillor”, updating e-handbook and send to Alan ZL1AMW for placement on the web.
A/p Zl2TGC to recirculate this around councillors Ongoing
07 ZL1TGC to consult with Alan ZL1AMW regarding a web drop box for Council information. ZL1TGC will be talking with Alan re this shortly and will report back to council via email.
ZL2HD has taken over this action point and has set up a drop box, and invitation sent out to all join and have access Complete
Action Points from September 2011 Council Net
04 ZL2AJ to lead email discussion regarding the formulation of a business
Working group to discuss options for the future of NZART HQ.
Apologies given by ZL2AJ for not having this done. Ongoing
Action Points from November 2011 Council Net
07 ZL2TW to do promotional Power point presentation for NZART and submit to Council for approval. Ongoing
Action Points from December 2011 Council Net
04 ZL1PK to liaise with Tauranga re the Environment Court re District Plans.
Mediation has failed so proceeding to court. Tauranga getting evidence ready as has to be handed in shortly. Court hearing date has been set for the week of the 14th May.
Evidence has been lodged, now just waiting for day in court. Ongoing
Action Points from Council F/F February 2012
02 ZL1TGC, discuss with AREC ND that LandSAR Trust account needs to be
managed by the management team, not Evan Sayer. Ongoing
09 ZL2DL Send a letter to ZL4QS advising of Council’s concerns re IARU committee. With an undertaking in writing that the committee will function more cohesively from now on.
ZL1TGC to circulate the original letter to council, and also contact John re following up with this, also re those attending Region 3 Conference in Vietnam.
Zl1TGC is still waiting for response from John.
Action Point ZL2DL: to recirculate original letter to all other members of the IARU committee. Ongoing
Action Points from Council Net March 2012
03 ZL1TGC to contact the Non Ionising Radiation officer regarding the LGLO annual report. ZL1TGC has contacted David re this and there are no additional concerns for HF regarding increase of power, but if you are using more than 100 MHz on VHF/UHF you will need to re-calculate the radiation emission and check that it is compliant.
Action Point ZL1TGC to put this in writing as per verbal discussion with David.
Action Points from Council Net April 2012
01 ZL2DL please notify Papakura branch of Council’s decision to accept Robert Stokes as Examination Supervisor. Complete
02 ZL1TGC to contact Thames Branch 41 and ask the Branch to resubmit the correct examination supervisor application form and correct signatures.
03 ZL1TGC to give notice of intent that NZART is going to place Wairarapa Branch 82 into recess. This notice to go into both info line and the next Break In. Call for comments from Branch members with in two week period following publication, and then move on from there. Ongoing
04 ZL2DL to forward a list to Council of all Branches with less than the minimum required membership as per the NZART Constitution. Complete
05 ZL1TGC to send out email calling for nominations for the position of Vice President, then this can be voted on via e-mail
Congratulations given to Stuart ZL2TW on his appointment to this position. Complete
11/6 Confirmation of New Members April 2012
Moved by ZL2AJ 2nd by ZL1TAJ New members confirmed
11/7 Monthly Financials April 2012
a) Ratification of payments April 2012
Moved by ZL1PK 2nd by ZL2TW Payments Ratified
b) Actuals versus Budget not supplied this month
11/8 Monthly Reports
a) QSL Bureau report – ZL2RR
Moved by ZL1TPH 2nd by ZL4TAE Accepted
ZL1TAJ moved that the final recommendations be accepted
2nd by ZL2AJ Accepted
c) Monitoring Service report – sent via drop box
Moved by ZL1TPH 2nd by ZL1PK Accepted
d) AREC financials
Moved by ZL4TAE 2nd by ZL1TPH Accepted
11/9 Wellington VHF Group Letter
ZL1TGC asked that this be carried over to the Friday face to face meeting in Nelson in June
Action Point: ZL2DL to add to agenda for the Friday face to face please
11/10 Examination Supervisor nominations
Taupo Branch 60
Kelvin Brooking ZL1KU
Graeme Frederick ZL1BU
Moved by ZL2TW 2nd by ZL2AJ Carried
Action Point: ZL2DL to notify the branch concerned of council decision
11/11 Nominees to be presented awards at Conference:
Jumbo Godfrey award
Council reviewed the list of names submitted. Nomination two not accepted as not a current member of NZART. So there will be only three nominees to receive the Jumbo Godfrey Award.
Action Point: ZL2TW to contact the person concerned and ask the reason why he did not renew his membership this year
Amateur of the year
Council noted that this was a most appropriate recipient of this award.
All in favour.
11/12 Examination Database- ZL2AJ
Motion: “That a sub committee be formed to monitor, discuss and approve question changes and recommend any changes to the NZART ARX (or Deputy) for submission.
RSM would like to see questions changes be discussed by learned people within the association, to confirm that any question changes have been thoroughly thought about and thrashed out. I propose that a subcommittee be formed. This sub committee would by right consist of
- NZART President
- NZART ARX
- NZART Deputy ARX
- Anyone else council decides should be on this committee
If this is passed I would like to nominate Gary Bold ZL1AN and Hannes Hanekom ZL1LW. Others may also be approached.
Moved by ZL2AJ 2nd by ZL1TPH
Vote carried out for 6 against nil
ZL2AMJ abstained from voting Motion Carried.
Action Point ZL2AJ
ZL2AJ to approach the two people he suggested and do a recommendation of sub committee and have ready to present at the June face to face meeting on the Friday.
11/13 Information Papers
a) Auckland Branch – NZARD report
b) SARC Change of name – ZL1BFB Ann Walker
Both information papers noted
11/14 Leave of Absence
ZL2AMJ for Conference in Nelson and face to face meetings on Friday and Monday
11/15 General Business
ZL2LS asked all councillors re arrival times for Conference and to let them know that some one will be at the airport to collect them on Friday and Terry on the Thursday.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 20.20 hrs
Travel safe everyone see you all at conference in Hamtastic Nelson
On Air minute secretary