Archive for August, 2006

Notice of the August 2006 General Meeting and AGM

6 August 2006

Here’s the text of an email sent to the membership and friends of Vicaug the other day. For more timely notification of events and other news, please consider joining the group. See the membership application form at the end.

Note RMIT Venue!


(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

August 2006 – Annual General Meeting


A quick reminder: Only a few sleeps to go to the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting on

6:30pm Monday 7th August

at our NEW VENUE

which is

5th Floor, RMIT Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan St Carlton

(same room as the June Meeting)

This is on the west side of Cardigan St, just north of Victoria St. Car parking is available at the kerbside or in the centre of the road. There is also a multi-storey Wilson car park right next door, which is open until 10pm (fee payable). Alternatively, the area is well served by public transport: trains to Melbourne Central station and / or trams along Swanston Street.

Our meeting room is called Studio 1, room number 9405007. Take the lifts up to the fifth floor, go through the double doors opposite, follow the corridor around to the left and Studio 1 is on the left side, towards the end of the corridor.

Due to popular request, we will be starting the meeting a little later (at 6:30pm) than in previous months. This is due to the fact that parking in the vicinity is free after 6:30pm. We will try to start the presentations at 7pm sharp, so the meeting should finish at a reasonable hour.

All Welcome!

As before, food and drinks will be provided, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.

The August meeting is, of course, the AGM (Annual General Meeting.) It’s important that you turn up for this meeting since it is here that the future directions of Vicaug are determined. See below for the agenda.

And, in case you were wondering, the presenters and topics for the meeting are…

As well as presentations on AutoCAD Techniques, the August meeting features demonstrations of

Ian Hunter’s AutoCAD addon for ductwork design

ROMA – Navis Works by Alex Varas of AEC MicroCADD

plus the usual News, Tips and Tricks, Your AutoCAD Questions Answered and friendly chat.

Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug web page at and the blog at for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:


Agenda for August 2006 General Meeting and 2006 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Agenda time/s and sequences may be varied at the discretion of the President or in the absence of the President, by the person
occupying the “Chair”;

The following is the suggested agenda for the August 2006 combined General and Annual General Meetings:

6.30 pm: Open General Meeting

– All in attendance to sign Attendance Book

– Apologies

– President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President

– Minutes of Previous General Meetings (August 2005 to June 2006) – to be received and adopted

– Suspend General Meeting

6.35 pm: Open 2006 AGM

– Minutes of previous (2005) AGM – to be received, discussed and adopted

– Reports (each to be received, discussed, moved, seconded and adopted)

—- President

—- Treasurer (Receipts & Expenditure Report etc.)
Note: the approval of the Financial Report is required to be dealt with as a specific item.

— Secretary and Public Officer

– Elections for 2006/07 Officers and Committee: (each to be proposed, seconded & elected)

— President

— Vice President

— Treasurer

— Secretary & Public Officer

— Two (2) “Ordinary members”

— 2006/07 Subscriptions (recommended: “as is” ie $50.00 including GST)
Note: this item must be separately moved, proposed, seconded and discussed and voted upon by members in attendance and “declared” by the President.

7.05 pm: Close the 2006 AGM

7.06 pm: Resume August 2006 General Meeting
— Presentations
— General Business and any such other matter/s that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

9.30 pm: Closure


Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by printing out and completing the form below and posting it, together with your cheque to Vicaug Inc., P.O. Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. We also send the Newsletter to certain industry representatives and to those who have assisted the Group in major ways. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have the newsletter sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at and your name will be removed from the mailing list.


Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

Note New RMIT Venue!


Vicaug Membership Application Form

To join or renew, print this form out, fill it in and post to PO Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185

Vicaug Registration Number A13467, ABN 13 391 159 543 . This form becomes a Tax Invoice upon payment in full.

Member name

Company name:




Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

Area(s) of interest

Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $50.00 for first attending

member and $50.00 for each subsequent member. These figures include 10% GST,

being $45.45 subs plus $4.55 GST making a total of $50.00.

This form will become a Tax Invoice upon payment in full of the above dues.

Membership is current from AGM to AGM each year.

The VICAUG Committee has a policy of not issuing or disclosing member

information to any outside parties.

In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules

of the Association for the time being in force, such agreement also being on

behalf of the other representatives nominated above.




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Note New RMIT Venue!