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Minutes of AGM

 

Held by Video Conference

 

Thursday 9th March 2023 at 7.40 pm.

 

Present

Bruce Hurley, Peter Over, Terry Thomas, Malcolm Wheeler

 

Apologies

Ian Brown, Ross Muir (post-meeting), Basil Orr

 

Minutes of Previous AGM

That the minutes of the previous AGM, held on Wednesday 31st March 2022 at 7.35 pm be confirmed as a true and accurate record (Peter Over/Terry Thomas).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

 

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

President’s Report

That President’s Report be accepted (Malcolm Wheeler/Bruce Hurley).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

 

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

Secretary’s Report

That Secretary’s Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

 

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

Financial Report

That Financial Report (see below) be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Peter Over).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

 

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

EARB Report

That Engineering Associates Registration Board Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

Matters Arising

 

Nil matters arising from the report.

 

Election of Officers

Position

Nomination

Proposer

Seconder

National President

Malcolm Wheeler

Bruce Hurley

Terry Thomas

Immediate Past President

Ross Muir

Ex Officio

National Secretary/ Treasurer

Bruce Hurley

Malcolm Wheeler

Peter Over

Auckland Branch Councillor

Peter Over

Bruce Hurley

Malcolm Wheeler

Waikato/BoP Branch Councillor

Ian Brown

Mark McKinney

Gavin Petrie

Palmerston North Branch Councillor

Bill Bool

Bruce Hurley

Terry Thomas

Wellington Branch Councillor

Vacant

 

 

Christchurch Branch Councillor

Ian Woodhead

Bruce Hurley

Terry Thomas

Dunedin Branch Councillor

Terry Thomas

Bruce McMillan

Bruce Hurley

 

There being only one nomination for each position, all positions were confirmed without the need for elections.  The Wellington Branch Councillor position was unfilled.

 

Appointment of Financial Reviewer

That the current financial reviewer, Jo Francisco, be reappointed for the 2023 financial year (Bruce Hurley/ Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

 

2023 Subscriptions

That the membership subscription rate be increased to $25.00 for the 2023 financial year (Bruce Hurley/ Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

 

Cheque Signatories

That the current payment signatories (Ross Muir/ Bruce Hurley/Peter Over/Malcolm Wheeler) be retained (Terry Thomas/Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed.

 

Although approved as a signatory at the last AGM, the paper is yet to be progressed to add Malcom Wheeler as a signatory.

 

Deletion of Members

That the eight Members whose subscriptions have remained unpaid for the past four years have their membership terminated (Bruce Hurley/Malcolm Wheeler).

Passed

 

Remits

Nil submitted.

 

 

General Business

The Spark Foundation

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Spark Foundation in recognition of making the video conference facilities available the meeting

Auckland VHF Group

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Auckland VHF Group of the NZART in recognition of their continuing support through their standing invitation for Institute members to attend their meetings and access to their magazine, Spectrum (Bruce Hurley/Peter Over)

Passed.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Electronics

Terry Thomas reported how the Papakura Branch of the NZART is working with the Manukau Institute of Technology in delivering  the New Zealand Certificate in Electronics.  Manakau is the only institute in New Zealand where the course is offered.

Terry is seeking further detail from the Papakura Branch.

 

No further general business.

 

Closure

The meeting was declared closed at 8.20 pm.

 

 

 

General Business

The Spark Foundation

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Spark Foundation in recognition of making the video conference facilities available the meeting

Auckland VHF Group

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Auckland VHF Group of the NZART in recognition of their continuing support through their standing invitation for Institute members to attend their meetings and access to their magazine, Spectrum (Malcolm Wheeler/Basil Orr)

Passed.

 

No further general business.

 

Closure

The meeting was declared closed at 8.10 pm.

 

 

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Financial  Reports

First Quarter FY23

Second Quarter FY23

Third Quarter FY23

Full Year FY 23

 

*  Unaudited

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