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Meeting held on Friday 29 May 2015 at the Atrium on Ulster Motels Hamilton commencing 10am.
ZL1VH welcomed WIA Vice President Fred Swainston VK3DAC and introduced and WIA Director Rowan Dollar VK2OE.
12/1 Roll Call
Chairman: ZL1VH Vaughan Henderson
ZL1PK Phil King,
ZL2MAX Max Wheatley, ZL2UDF Malcolm Wheeler, ZL4XYZ Phill Dodds
ZL3PAH Phil Holliday, ZL2TW Stuart Watchman
ZL4TAE Terry Thomas, ZL4ARG Alex Gordon
Treasurer: Evan Sayer
Minute Secretary: Debby Morgan ZL2DL
Neill Ellis ZL1TAJ, ZL1TPH Stephen Hayman absent
Motion: That the incoming Councillors Don MacDonald ZL3DMC and Alex Gordon ZL4ARG be accorded speaking and voting rights.
12/3 Confirmation of Minutes May 2015
12/4 Additional Agenda Items
12/19 Band Plan formation Steve Fogerty ZL2ASF
12/5 Action points
Action Points Council Meeting December 2013
01 ZL1VH, ZL3PAH and ZL2TW to look at Debby’s contract then follow with review, and update job description. Progressing
Action Points from Meeting Monday 2 June 2014 Blenheim
03: ZL3PAH An outline document of the requirements for our updated web site has been written and circulated to Council. So far feedback has been minimal.
Additional: All Councillors to give feedback to ZL3PAH for a rounded view of what we want and how we go about this.
ZL3PAH proposes a small team be formed, to determine the content and where it is to come from. Include a member’s only and online payment option. Don MacDonald and Alex Gordon happy to work Phil on this team. The position of Webmaster needs to be determined from this group.
12/6 Confirmation of New Members May 2015
a) Budget – Review of 2015 Budget
Evan advised subscriptions were approximately $15k down from last year. Costs are under control. However 200+ members still to renew for 2015, reminder notices have been sent out.
Total donations in support of sending a representative to the WRC2015 in Geneva in November this year came $11,932.00. This was made up of $9000 in direct donations and a further $2,932 which came from members who donated their $10 subscription rebate
Donations received for Geneva travel will come into 2015 accounts.
Total $15k was budgeted for travel to Geneva, donations received approx. $9k, ZL2TLL has managed to get very reasonable flights and accommodation.
$7,900 for Don to attend.
No significant increase for coming year. Call book cost $8,500 for 2014.
b) Consideration of 2016 Budget
APT meeting may want to send Don to but will not be required until 2016/2017
Upgrade computer hardware and software
Website development allow $4k
c) Subscriptions for 2016
Not ideal to increase subscriptions in the year where a surplus shows up in accounts. No increase for 2016
Motion: There will be no increase in NZART subscription for 2016.
ZL2TW/ ZL2UDF Carried
This is based on membership as at end of December 2014.
Rebate of $10 will remain the same.
Current rates: Transmitting members $99.00 with a $10 rebate if paid by 30 November. Family $129 ,with $10 rebate. Overseas members $125.00 – no airmail offered Student $45
d) Annual Audited accounts
One error to report – Para 11 Subscriptions in advance should read 1506 of the 1804, not 1710 of the 1972.
e) May Payments
Moved that the May payments be approved.
ZL4TAE Seconded ZL1PK Carried
Quorum Total membership) 1577
Quorum (2/3 of Trans Membership) 1038
President’s and Secretary’s assistants.
President’s ZL2TW Secretary’s ZL$$$ Evan Sayer
12/09 Monthly Reports
Reports from AREC financial and Monitoring service have been sent via e-mail.
12/10 Conference 2016
Still looking for a host.
12/11 ARX functions
Action Points Monday Meeting of Council Conference 2013
01 ZL3PAH and Finance Sub Committee to review the costs and time involved in ARX duties. Complete
12/12 Call Book 2015/2016
ZL1VH having sought feedback via Break In and HQ Info Line was for a printed call book. $8,500
Call Book for 2016 will be a Mini call book including Branch Info.
12/13 NZART Strategic Plan progress – ZL3PAH
To remain an agenda item - new Councillors to receive a copy of the strategic plan.
12/14 Who’s Who/Officer Liaison – recording 5 12:15pm
ZL2DL will undertake Who’s Who
Officer Liaison Councillor. Phill Dodds ZL4XYZ to undertake the role.
Finance Sub Committee
12/15 Branches with less than 5 members
Inglewood 3, South Otago 3 , Waihi 5, Waitara 3, Waitomo 4, Kawerau 4, Opotiki 4, Mercury Bay 4.
ZL2DL advised that when a Councillor visits these branches it increases the membership to NZART. Council will endeavour to visit branches as and when time permits.
12/16 IARU R3 Conference Bali, Indonesia
WIA will have two people in attendance at WRC and IARU R 3
Don Wallace ZL2TLL has obtained very reasonable airfares and this along with some further savings on accommodation has brought the total cost of his attendance to WRC 2015 in Geneva, down from an original estimate of $12,600 to an all up cost of $7,900.
ZL2TLL our IARU Liaison Officer and Terry Carrell ZL3QL a member of IARU committee put the case for attending The IARU R 3 Conference in Bali. The Region 3 conference this year is significant, in that it takes place prior to the World Radio Conference and represents a last opportunity for the amateur radio associations in Region 3 to get together, and reach a consensus on the agenda items at the upcoming World Radio Conference which are going to affect the amateur radio service. The most significant of these is the possibility of an amateur band at 5MHz. Council agreed to send two delegates to the Region 3 Conference in Bali and these will be Don ZL2TLL and Terry ZL3QL.
The cost of sending two people to the IARU Region 3 Conference is going to be around $5580. Council agreed providing, members and delegates approve of using the surplus money in the WRC donations fund to help with the cost of attending the IARU Bali Conference.
Motion: that Council recommend NZART fund two people to represent our society at IARU R 3. ZL3PAH Seconded ZL4TAE Carried
Members of IARU committee needs to be reviewed.
12/17 Dissemination of AGM and Conference Information
ZL2BHF suggested no further Official Broadcast at conference. Council agree to use NZART HQ Info-line, NZART Reflector and Facebook – Conference report, voting on remits and subscriptions will all go out in a special edition of HQ Info-line.
Cut off to be Sunday lunchtime for information to include AGM’s from WARO, AREC etc.
12/18 Officer Vacancies
Currently 6 officer vacancies.
A/P Solicitor. ZL3PAH will approach a possible candidate
ARISS ZL Coordinator, Peter ZL2SJ no longer able to undertake the roll. Stuart to undertake seeking the right person.
Funding Officer – Deleted position
A/P Publicity/Marketing – ZL2UDF will follow up a possible candidate in the area.
National Training Officer – ZL2AJ forwarded ZL1VH the master files of training material. – ZL1VH to undertake this role.
Motion: That ZL1VH be appointed to the National Training Officer Role
ZL2TW seconded ZL4TAE Carried
12/19 Band Plan formation Steve Fogerty ZL2ASF
Steve Fogerty ZL2ASF our new Engineering and Licensing Group Team Leader attended the meeting. He specifically requested Council to revisit the beacon application placed in 2013 from Wellington VHF Group.
The following motion was put:
Motion – Council approve the application from Br 74 for a beacon on 3400.275 MHz. ZL1VH Seconded ZL4XYZ Carried
Council now need to amend the 9cm band plan and bring it into line with international practice. ZL1VH to invite any amateurs at the AGM who have an interest in operation on the 9cm band and would like to be part of this band planning group to contact Stuart ZL2TW. Notification of the amendment to the band plan will be published in HQ Info-line and in an upcoming issue of Break In.
ZL2ASF advised the ELG is shaping up reasonably well. Steve is working on some procedural streamlining.
12/20 Vice President Position
ZL3PAH nominated by ZL4XYZ/ZL1PK
No further nominations received.
Phil Holliday ZL3PAH appointed to Vice President position. Carried
12/21 AREC Management Team
The AREC Management team led by Jeff Sayer ZL4JS, National Director gave us an update on activities within AREC over the past year. Overall AREC is in good shape and are working on further improvements and activities.
12/26 General Business
1) A/PZL2MAX – consideration of a logo for promotional purposes for NZART
2) Radio Science Education Trust – ZL3IB/ZL2SJ wish to step down. ZL3QL is
considering changing the conditions of the Trust to include marketing of amateur radio. Potential candidates for the trustee positions was discussed and will be approached.
Health & Safety legislation needs to be considered.
3) Gavin Bowden ETEC keen to join with NZART in a number of areas regarding training and encourage newcomers to amateur radio.
12/27 Awards for conference
a) Jumbo Godfrey award – Lee Jennings ZL2AL, Alan Dale ZL1ABL, Colin Rowe ZL3COL
b) Best Examination Result – D J Wilden ZL4DU 47/60 17 years old Otago Branch
c) Rothschild Cup – Otago Branch 10 passes 2014.
Meeting closed 5pm