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Darwin Venue for 2011 WIA AGM Weekend

Date : 15 / 09 / 2010
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

At its recent meeting over the 4/5 September 2010, the WIA Board considered the date and venue for the next AGM weekend. Suggestions for a venue had been invited and a number of the State Advisory Committees had been consulted.

From many comments at different times, and particularly at the Canberra Centenary weekend, it seems obvious that many people prefer the location to be at least interesting in itself, and not a capital city. Even the suggestion of the Gold Coast was generally not supported – "too touristy!" It is also clear that many people appreciate early advice as to date and venue, so that they can plan a break around the WIA weekend. In fixing a date, the Board took into account the requirement to give notice of the AGM in Amateur Radio magazine after the completion of the audit, as well as the dates of other activities, such as the Dayton hamvention.

The weekend chosen was the 27-29 May 2011.
The venue chosen was Darwin.

The directors were much influenced by the proposal submitted by Peter Blackadder VK8HPB on behalf of the Darwin Amateur Radio Club. The club has made its name around Region 3 as a result of the very well remembered IARU Region 3 Conference held in Darwin in 2000 and the legendary hospitality of the club and the Darwin amateurs.

This is very much an early advance notice, and further details will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime, just to give us an idea of the interest in this very different suggestion, if you are thinking of coming, do let our secretary Geoff Atkinson know, without any commitment, at


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