Archive for July, 2006

Notes on VICAUG Committee meeting of 19 July 2006

30 July 2006

The President declared the meeting open(ed) at 8.30 pm.

General Business:
GST system – VICAUG to stay in or “Opt Out” from the “GST System”?:
There was some discussion on the merits and effort of VICAUG remaining in the GST system or whether to “opt out” of it. The Committee will discuss and decide on the issue/s after receipt of a report.

Suitability of new RMIT General meeting venue and tenure:
RMIT Building 94, 5th. Floor, 23-27 Cardigan Street, CARLTON VIC 3053 (“Melway” Reference: 2B-E11):

The meeting at the “new” “RMIT” venue at the RMIT Building 94 in Carlton was most impressive in all respects. Alternative possible venues were discussed but will not be pursued further with unless and/or until necessary i.e. they are “on the back burner”.

2006/07 membership subscription:
The membership subscription for 2006/07 was discussed. It will be decided by members at the AGM (August) and will be due and payable one calendar month after the AGM i.e. 07 August + 1 month = 07 October 2006.

2006/07 Committee – nominations etc:
The President advised that all of the 2004/05 Committee would (re)nominate for their current positions in/on the 2006/067 Committee.

2006 Annual General Meeting (August 2006) matters:
The 2006 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which the 2006/07 Committee will be elected, Reports received and discussed and 2006/07 subscription set will be conducted as part of the General Meeting to be held on Monday 07 August 2006 – of which members will receive due notice.

2006 General meetings: Presentations and other matters for August, October and December meetings :
General meetings will continue to be held on the first Monday of “even” months of each year at:
RMIT Building 94, 5th. Floor, 23-27 Cardigan Street, CARLTON VIC 3053
(“Melway” Reference: 2B-E11)

Meetings, to commence at 6.30 pm, are to be held on Monday(s): 07 AUG (AGM); 02 OCT; 04 DEC.

Members will be advised by email of Notice/s of Meetings. Notices/advices will also be published on the “VICAUG News” web log (“blog”).

Presentation Topics:
a. August 2006:
– AGM;
– Air-conditioning software/utility”: Ian Hunter, AEC Software Systems;
– “ROMA” reviewing software;
– “News from the Pews”: Mark Miller;
– “Tips and Tricks”: Mark Miller.

b. October 2006:
– “Sketchup” – by Chris Needham;
– “Tilt-slab” software – by Mike Fitzpatrick
– “News from the Pews”: Mark Miller;
– “Tips and Tricks”: Mark Miller.

c. December 2006:
– to be advised (by Mark Miller)
– “dynamic blocks”;
– “News from the Pews”: Mark Miller;
– “Tips and Tricks”: Mark Miller.

Possible topics for future meeting/s (to be determined/confirmed):
– Security of Drawings and files
– Presentations of Drawing Standards and AS1100 – Mark Miller
– Various computer/computing-related general interest and AutoCAD-specific interest items – by various Committee members
– AutoDesk “Inventor” – Mark Miller to advise.
– “Shareware” and “Freeware” (various) – Mark Miller to advise.

Minutes of Committee Meetings:
Full copies of the Minutes of Committee meetings in email (i.e. *.eml format) form are to be forwarded by the Secretary to all Committee members for review and comment.

“Summarised” versions/copies of the Committee Meeting Minutes are to be forwarded as emails by the Secretary to Committee members for review and comment prior to the “blog” administrator/Editor (Peter Godfrey) forwarding it/them to subscribing members.

A general interest summarised version of the Minutes will be provided for up-loading to the “blog”.

“VICAUG Newsletter” “weblog” (“blog”):
The “VICAUG Newsletter” web log (i.e. “blog”) is (to be) regularly revised and updated by the “blog” Editor as an informative, informal readily down-loadable source of information to members and the wider AutoCAD community.

Notices and Minutes of VICAUG General meetings are to be up-loaded to the blog as soon after the events as is reasonably possible

Catering remains well organised and cost-effective.

General Business:
General Discussion and Speculation (On-going):
General discussion on CAD, computer, training and employment matters.

Dates of and venues for Committee Meetings:
Committee Meetings are run in accordance with the agreed Agenda which will be included in the Notice of Committee Meeting which is to be e-mailed to all Committee members prior to each and all Committee meetings.

Dates of monthly Committee meetings are:
– “even” months: the Wednesday evening of the week following a General meeting; and
– “odd” months: Wednesday evenings four weeks (28 days) after the “even” month Committee meeting.

Venue for Committee meetings:
Committee meetings are to be held at the residence of a Committee member.

VICAUG members are welcome top attend Committee meetings.
Members of VICAUG are more than welcome to attend any or all Committee meetings. Contact the Vice president (Peter Godfrey),
Phone: 03 9602 4273
email: (remove trousers to get the actual email address!)

Next Committee Meeting:
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th. July 2006 commencing at 8.00 pm.

There being no further business, the President Closed the meeting at 10.30 pm.

(M.J. Ginnane)
Secretary and Public Officer.