Minutes of the April 2007 Committee Meeting


Attendance: there were 5 Committee members in attendance.

Apologies: were received from 3 Committee members.

Opening: The President declared the meeting opened at 8.30 pm.

Minutes of Previous Committee Meeting (March 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 (March 2007):
1. 2007 Annual General Meeting and Secretary & Public Officer not to nominate or to be (re)nominated for 2007/08:

Adequate arrangements are in hand and to be made to ensure as smooth a transition for/to the “new” Secretary & Public Officer as are possible.

2. Subscription renewal (1 year) for/of “Inside AutoCAD” magazine:

The President advised that the Vicaug subscription for the “Inside AutoCAD” magazine was not to proceed at a cost to Vicaug.

“Others” will provide this service at no cost to Vicaug but the material would be available to Vicaug for use as it sees fit (ie “as is” situation will remain other than the cost). This is a very generous arrangement and Vicaug gets the use of the material at no cost to Vicaug. This is now on the way.

3. 2007/08 Subscriptions:

Fees/subscriptions for 2007/08 will remain as/at $50.00 (inclusive of: membership @ $45.45 and/plus 10% GST @ $4.55). This is subject to later review prior to the AGM in August.

The allowing for the cost of the “Inside AutoCad” subscription are no longer current/required (see separate article/item in these Minutes). This has significantly reduced the anticipated costs for 2007/08 such that an increase in 2007/08 subscriptions is neither required no justified.

Treasurer’s “Finances and Membership” report:

a. Bank Balances and Financial Report – as at 21 March 2007: Satisfactory.

b. 2006/07 Membership report: Satisfactory.

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:

04 Jun; 06 Aug (AGM); 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”).


3. Presentation Topics:

a. June 2007:

– “News from the Pews” and “Tips and Tricks”: Mark Miller; 

(any) “others”: to be advised (by Mark Miller)

AutoCAD 2008: Chris Needham – Mark Miller to advise

– (Autocad based) “News Groups” or “AutoCad on-line” – Peter Godfrey

– “Impressions” (Autodesk) – by AEC Systems – Peter Godfrey or Mark Miller to advise.


August 2007:

– “Inventor” – Mark Miller to advise


October 2007:

– “Genius” – 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; “Shareware” and “Freeware” (various) – Mark Miller to advise.

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

“Other” matters:

1. 2007 Annual General Meeting (August):

The 2007 AGM is less than 6 months away. Arrangements are to be made for the election/s of 2007/08 Committee and subscriptions.


Next Committee Meeting:
The next Committee meeting has been re-scheduled and will be held on Wednesday 23rd. May 2007. 


There being no further business, the President thanked our hosts and
Closed the meeting at 10.30 pm.


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


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