WARG Newsletter and AGM reminder – Monday May 2nd

Dear WARG members,

 I hope all is well with everyone.

Apologies for the delay, but I am forwarding the AGM advice and Newsletter to the email list, although members would have received this directly via email at the start of last week – I am reforwarding in case it was somehow missed the first time.

Attached is WARG’s Newsletter for 2022, incorporating the formal advice of the upcoming Annual General meeting on Monday, 2nd May 2022, at 7:30 pm (WA time). Thanks to Ray VK6ZRW for putting this newsletter together. The Minutes of the previous AGM are also included.

The AGM is planned to be a face-to-face gathering at WARG’s regular meeting venue, the 1st Pelican Point Sea Scouts facility, at 12 Australia II Drive in Crawley, WA. For those who prefer to attend online, we will also have a Skype meeting in parallel, with screens and audio so those online can hear and participate in the face-to-face meeting.

However, if prior to the AGM our ability to meet is suddenly restricted due to a new COVID-19 outbreak or similar, this arrangement may change to a remote meeting via Skype only. Clear advice will be provided with as much notice as possible if this were to be the case.

The link to join the Skype meeting is as follows:

Please email secretary@warg.org.au for the link or visit https://www.warg.org.au/2022/04/warg-skype-link/

Advice of the AGM agenda is attached, along with a form (inside the newsletter), should you wish to nominate for an official Committee position. Without the key Committee positions being filled, WARG cannot effectively operate. Early nomination in writing for all Committee positions is encouraged. Agenda items, and Committee nominations can be sent to secretary@warg.org.au , and need to be sent at least a week before, on or before Monday April 25th.

Nominations require proposers and seconders, if you can’t contact other members to have the form physically signed, electronic evidence of nomination and seconding will suffice (eg: email trail, electronic signatures etc). 

If you have any questions or need any advice on the meeting, or the nomination process, please contact me at secretary@warg.org.au . Another reminder will be sent closer to the meeting date.

As per WARG Membership Officer Carsten VK6PCB’s earlier emails, membership renewals for 2022-23 are also now due. Thank you to the many members who have already renewed. Members must be financial in advance of the AGM to nominate, and vote.

On a personal note, this AGM will be my last as WARG Secretary, a position I have had for six of the last seven years. Having completed three years in a row, I now need to formally step down and hand this task over to someone else (nominations welcome!) Please note I have no intention of stepping away from WARG, I intend to renominate for another Committee role, and hope to continue doing what I can well into the future.

73, and Best Regards,
Anthony VK6AXB
Secretary, West Australian Repeater Group