The AGM last Thursday night went off well after a bumpy start. Whoever had used the hall days before left a collection of bikes out the front of the hall covered up with wood screens and these covered up the screen that we needed for the AGM. Thanks to our members who moved the screens to one side and we could proceed with the AGM starting fifteen to 20 minutes late. There is a group of people who meet at the church recycle bikes and sell /give them to people in need.
The committee is the same as last year, we have not found any one to take over any of the positions and we have only two “general members” not our usually three.
A BIG thankyou to Christine, assisted by Husband Geoff, for doing the AHARS suppers at the general meetings for fifteen years. Geoff can no longer go out at night but we will see him at daylight events. Pat has stepped up to do the suppers and is looking for someone to help with these. Looking for a regular attendee at the general meetings to volunteer to help Pat on the third Thursday night.
I am hoping we can get back to our fifth Saturday breakfast even if we do not find a suitable venue for our Saturday activities. We may be able to find a nearby coffee shop.
While we still have the shack I intend to start our Saturday morning coffee and chats again on Saturday the 26th of February, starting time 9.00 AM. Remember we are still having lunches at the Blackwood RSL on the Second and Fourth Friday afternoons. The next lunch will be on the 25th of February. These lunches are booked for noon at the Blackwood RSL. If you wish to attend the lunch you should book with the RSL on 8278 6253 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have to wait and see what Covid is going to do to our plans, keep an ear on the Sunday Broadcast and an eye on these emails
The threat of being evicted from the Shack has come up again and we are continuing our quest for a new venue. Geoff has made contact with the National Trust and they have two facilities in the Coramandel Valley area and we will be visiting them early next month.
Your subs were due at the AGM, $20.00 for members of the WIA and $25.00 for those who are not members of the Wireless Institute.
These prices are for those who pay before the end of March. After that date there will be a $5.00 late fee.
You can pay by direct deposit: Direct deposit details are, Name: AHARS, BSB: 105 186, Account no: 036 248 940 If you wish to post your payment the details are: A.H.A.R.S. Post Office Box 401, Blackwood, S.A. 5051.
Please listen to the broadcasts and read the weekly emails I am sending out to see what the outcome of our plans are.
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092