Archive for March, 2007

Minutes of the February 2007 Committee Meeting

7 March 2007

Attendance: 6 Committee members were in attendance.
Apologies: were received from 2 Committee members.
Opening: The President declared the meeting opened at 8.30 pm.
Minutes of Previous Committee Meeting (24th. January 2007):
The Minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as a true record of proceedings.
“Items of Interest” in Business Out of the Minutes of Previous Meeting (24th. January 2007):

1. 2007 Annual General Meeting and Secretary & Public Officer not to nominate or to be (re)nominated for 2007/08:
The Secretary & Public Officer (the Secretary) advised and reminded the Committee that:
the Vicaug Annual General Meeting at which Reports are to be presented, Financial Reconciliation Statement is to be presented and approved, fees/subscriptions for 2007/08 set and the Committee for 2007/08 elected is less than 6 months away (Monday 06 August 2007) and has yet to be prepared and got ready for; and
the Secretary will not be nominating or be nominated for any position – including that of Secretary & Public Officer – on the 2007/08 Committee.
The President indicated that the matter was “in hand” and would be proceeded at the AGM.
Treasurer’s “Finances and Membership” report:
a. Bank Balances and Financial Report – as at 21 February 2007: Satisfactory.
b. 2006/07 Membership report: Satisfactory.
The Treasurer has sent “reminder notices” to members who have not yet paid their 2006/07 subscription/renewal fees.
c. Financial management: The Committee will assess costs to ensure that expenditure does not exceed income.
General Business:
1. Dates for General Meetings for 2007 (subject to confirmation):

The dates for 2007 General meetings, to be held on the first Monday of “even” months, subject to confirmation, are:
02 Apr; 04 Jun; 06 Aug; 01 Oct; and 03 Dec.
2. Notices of General Meeting/s:
Notices of Meetings will emailed to members and uploaded to the “Vicaug News” (blog”).
Presentation Topics:
a. April 2007:
– “News from the Pews” and “Tips and Tricks”: Mark Miller;
– (any) “others”: to be advised (by Mark Miller)
– “Struct Plus”: Peter Coburn – Mark Miller to advise.
April 2007:
AutoCAD 2008: Steve Hunter – Mark Miller to advise.
Possible topics for future meeting/so (to be determined/confirmed):
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.
4. General Discussion and Speculation (On-going):
General discussion on CAD, computer, training and employment matters.
5. Subscription renewal (1 year) for/of “Inside AutoCAD” magazine:
The President advised that the Vicaug subscription for the “Inside AutoCAD” magazine was due for renewal.
The matter of needs and costs were discussed. It was decided unanimously that the President be authorised to renew the subscription for 1 year for which he is to claim and be reimbursed all costs associated with the subscription renewal.
“Other” matters:
There were no “other matters”.
Next Committee Meeting:
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st. March January 2007.
There being no further business, the President Closed the meeting at 10.30 pm.
(M.J. Ginnane)
Secretary and Public Officer.