Sunraysia Radio Group Inc.
AGM 2017 Report
The Sunraysia Radio Group Inc. AGM was held on Sunday the 16th of July 2017, in the Sierra room at the Mildura Working Man’s Club. There were 18 members and 5 guests in attendance. There were 10 Apologies!
President Garry VK3KYF was an apology, Vice President Noel VK3FI had withdrawn so it was left to Norm VK3XCI to Chair the meeting. Norm’s XYL Bernadette was the returning Officer
Norm opened the meeting and presented President Garry’s report, which was well received. The Treasurer’s report, presented by Norm detailed a debtor of $1300 at Blacklight Radio. notwithstanding this, the club is solvent.
Club Awards were presented by Noel VK3FI, after a much smoother and better organised voting procedure.
The VK3ATN Technical Award was presented to Norm VK3XCI for his technical help to other members, particularly at Home Brew Days
The Max Folie Club Achievement Award was shared by Gary VK3KYF for work on Max VK3ZMT’s antenna system and help with members projects, along with Rex James VK3OF for his efforts with the Swan Hill Repeater overhaul and support at special events.
Election of Officers
Bernadette took the chair for the unenviable task of the election of officers and committee.
There was no response, and I mean absolute silence, to the call for nominations of President, Vice President and Secretary. The club came VERY close to going into recess! Several direct approaches made to members, were declined. Norm VK3XCI volunteered to stay on as treasurer and was accepted.
It was moved and seconded that there be only 3 committee members this year. Murray VK3FMRL, Paul VK3PNH and Peter VK3JUG put their names forward and were accepted. For want of a new executive, it was decided that the current Bank Authorizations should continue, subject to review. Negotiations are in hand for this committee to appoint a President and Secretary.
Setting the membership fees and structure for the coming year provided some life in what was a very restrained meeting. After several motions were put, discussed, withdrawn and re-tabled the result is
- $25 for a full member,
- $20 for a concession card holder and
- $15 for an Associate Member.
Noel VK3FI then presented a video review of “The Year That Was”, followed by a presentation from Norm on behalf of Garry VK3KYF, on the club’s “Real Radio Contest”. More of that here.
The high point was Ray VK3HSR's raffle. Thank you for your efforts Ray and thanks to our sponsors. They are greatly appreciated, even if many of the prizes went interstate.
It was not a very satisfying meeting. Aside from the dearth of nominations and volunteers, it seemed that nobody even wanted to raise their hand to vote. It does not bode well for the future of the club!