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2011 WIA AGM Weekend

Date : 21 / 06 / 2010
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

In May 2007 the WIA held its AGM weekend at Parkes, featuring the “Dish”. This was the first of the WIA AGM weekends since then built around a location that offered its own interests and attractions. This was very much the idea of Robert Broomhead, who has managed the WIA weekends since then. Robert resigned as a WIA director at the end of last year and has advised the Board that he would like to see someone else takeover the weekends on an ongoing basis.

Following the successful Centenary Weekend at Canberra, a number of people have requested that the WIA identify the date and venue of the 2011 AGM weekend, so that they can make early arrangements to attend.

A number of sometimes conflicting considerations could influence a choice of venue. These include accessibility for larger amateur populations, the attraction of a place that is itself interesting or has interesting attractions, the identification of a theme associated with radiocommunications, the remoteness of the possible location and the travel options to that location, the cost of travel and the cost of accommodation, and the accommodation options available, the facilities for holding larger meetings even the possible weather at different locations.

While it is appreciated that trying to compete with the 2010 Centenary Weekend would make no sense at all, the Board has decided to invite members to offer their suggestions for future WIA AGM Weekends, preferably by email to WIA Secretary Geoff Atkinson at secretary@wia.org.au. Because of the constraints imposed by the requirements for audit and formal notice of meeting the WIA AGM must be held sometime in May each year. It cannot be held earlier than the start of May.

Suggestions are requested in the next couple of weeks.



 

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