SAMG AGM Meeting Minutes  – 8th February 2019

Meeting held at WEA club rooms, 223 Angas St Adelaide.

  1. SAMG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Meeting was opened by Chairman Clifford Shirra at 7:35 pm.

  1. PRESENT

Clifford Shirra, Chris Burrows, Colin Huckel, Darren Bestt, David Tillbrooke, Ian Fisk, Peter Gheude, Philip Kocent , David Zerk, Rick Matthews, Wayne Sierke, Howard Harvey, Mark Spooner, Kevin Zietz, Thomas Loo, John O’Sullivan.

 APOLOGIES

Gordon Crawford,

  1. MINUTES OF LAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2018 Minutes presented by Chairman, moved by Peter Gheude seconded by Rick Matthews, carried.

  1. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES

Revisit of SAMG Constitution Update as item 9 below.

  1. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Report read by Chairman, Cliff Shirra, moved by Colin Huckel, seconded by Chris Burrows, carried.

  1. TREASURER’S REPORT

Report read by Treasurer Peter Gheude and audited by Colin Huckel,

Peter raised issue of cancelled accounts owing to lack of use. CBA automatically cancel accounts or access if no funds present or if not accessed within a six month period. The third account is required for online or other purchases requiring single account signature when a cheque is not accepted, Peter will visit CBA to see how this can be resolved and report back.

moved Ian Fisk, Seconded by David Tilbrooke, carried.

  1. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Vote of thanks to outgoing Executive.

Clifford Shirra nominated by Rick Matthews to continue as chairman and meeting organiser. Accepted unanimously.

Peter Gheude nominated to continue as Secretary/Treasurer and Public Officer.

Four ordinary committee members nominated, Chris Burrows, David Zerk, Wayne Sierke and Colin Huckel.

  1. DISCUSSION AND VOTE ON CHANGES TO SAMG CONSTITUTION.

Debate continued on the choice of wording and exact meanings along with required content. Executive to rework and resubmit to membership for assessment prior to a SGM then registration with CBS.

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

Rick Matthews the WEA Clubs chairman raised the issue of our possibly limited tenure and inclusion as a WEA Club and recommended that we seek a new venue. Several members agreed to investigate and report findings to secretary.

Discussion on fees determined no change at this time dependent on venue choice outcomes.

  1. MEETING SUGGESTIONS

A request of members to consider new projects now that the Component tester has been completed by interested members. David Zerk and Peter Gheude can provide final code and suggested Zener tester modifications.

Ongoing Projects include; Linux, the Pine64, Pi, ESP8266 and ESP32.

Future presentations include;

Colin – NBN, Chris – TFT Displays and Cliff – PWM LEDS

  1. CLOSE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGM was closed by the Chairman at 10:15 pm.

  1. GENERAL MEETING

Presentation,

Commodore 64 Power Supply interface and Badging by Darren Bestt.

Meeting closed: 10:50pm

Peter Gheude, Treasurer/Secretary
Date: 9 February, 2019.