Held via Skype, on Tuesday 5th April 2016 at 7.35pm
10/1 Roll Call Chairman: Stuart Watchman ZL2TW
Council: Phil King ZL1PK, Neill Ellis ZL1TAJ, Howard Buxton ZL1BXA, Max Wheatley ZL2MAX, Malcolm Wheeler ZL2UDF, Phill Dodds ZL4XYZ, Phil Holliday ZL3PAH, Alex Gordon ZL4ARG
Minute Sec: Topsy Scott ZL2LS
10/2 Apologies ZL3DMC Don MacDonald
10/3 Minutes of Council meeting March 2016 Carried 10/4 Additional Agenda Items 10/13 Face Book Page
10/5 Action Points
Action Points Council July meeting 2015 01) ZL2TW - DATV WN VHF Group Ch 25 DATV test progress. A meeting with Branch 74 has been arranged for April 6 in Wellington. Phil ZL3PAH and Stuart ZL2TW will be attending along with the ALO Don ZL2TLL A/P ZL2TW will report back following the meeting. Ongoing 02) ZL4XYZ to put training DVD’s on You Tube, ensuring NZART receives publicity Ongoing Action Points Council February meeting 2016 01) ZL1PK to follow up with ZL1VH – consideration for Kordia Service Agreement April 2016 Negotiations are ongoing and should be concluded by the next meeting. Ongoing
Action Points Council March meeting 2016 01) ZL3PAH to report on progress on New NZART Web Design Council have received a report from Chris Hellyar ZL3LFwhich includes a plan for a membership survey then a project plan to roll out a new Website in four phases Ongoing 10/6 Confirmation of New Members March 2016 Confirmed 10/7 Monthly Financials March 2016 a) Payments Approved b) Actuals v Budget Sighted 10/8 Monthly Reports a) AREC Financial report -emailed b) QSL Bureau Report March 2016 c) Monitoring Service – emailed d) LGO report Approved
10/9 Council communication ZL2TW requested that email is best option and if Councillors are going to be away for few days and do not have email access please let council know.
10/10 Conference 2016 Update Topsy ZL2LS gave a Conference update. Work is progressing on the program for the Saturday AGM. An approach has also been made to a branch for 2018.
10/11 Auckland Unitary Plan Update The cost of legal expenses to date has been covered by donations from the greater Auckland Branches. Council is very grateful for this, a letter of thanks has been sent to all branches.
10/12 Advertising Membership Application on Website & Possible Sample Break-In in PDF Form on Website – ZL1TPH suggestion by e-mail A/P ZL2MAX Council felt these suggestions have merit. Max ZL2MAX will contact Break In editor Mark Gooding ZL2UFI and request his thoughts on this. Max to email council with his comments and council will sort from here.
10/13 Face book Page Council has agreed there will be an arrangement between NZART and the current unofficial NZART Face book page owner who is keen on the idea. A/P Phil Dodds ZL4XYL will work with the current Face book owner to sort out a Code of Conduct, Rules and a disclaimer.
10/14 Leave of Absence ZL2DL 14/15 April RFUANZ Conference (approved by ZL2TW) ZL2DL 7-14 June (after conference – approved by ZL2TW)
10/15 Health and Safety: New regulations NZART has a H & S plan for our Business Manager. Some Councillors raised concern that this may affect branch activities. A check will be made of the MBIE on line material.
10/16 Membership Promotion The letters have been sent out. The contractor (NZ Post) was quite slow, delaying things about ten days, feedback will be sent to them.
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