2007 Queensland Presidents Lunch
The Queensland Advisory Committee continued the tradition of an annual Presidents lunch at the Geebung RSL Club on 13 October 2007.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
The lunch was attended by the presidents or other representatives f some 17 clubs from Townsville in the North to the Gold Coast in the south, with members of the Queensland Advisory Committee, WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI, WIA Vice President Ewan McLeod VK4ERM and WIA Secretary (and with Pat Fuller, organiser of the lunch) Ken Fuller VK4KF.
Michael gave a report on the current WIA activities, including interesting statistics in relation to new amateurs, the distribution by State of Foundation licensees, the age and gender distribution of Foundation licensees and the number up grading.
It was generally agreed that the number seeking to up-grade was very encouraging and there was considerable discussion of the best means of attracting new amateurs.
Vice President Ewan McLeod gave brief report on current developments in the WIA�s role in emergency communications.
The next day, Sunday 14 October, Michael, Ewan and Ken were guests of the Ipswich and District Club, welcomed by President Michael Charteris VK4QS and other members for a very pleasant barbecue, and again, a report on WIA activities from Michael.
The Ipswich club has encouraged membership of the WIA by meeting the membership fees of some members, then recovering it by small regular payments.
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