August 2016 Meeting (AGM)

The August meeting coincided with our Annual General Meeting. Incumbent president Warwick Harty thanked the 2015–16 committee for their efforts over the past year. After many years of service, all outgoing committee members stood down and nominations were called for. At this stage, the positions of President and Vice-President are vacant. Accepting their respective nominations for 2016–17 and being elected unopposed were:

  • Secretary/Public Officer: Diane Pattinson
  • Interim Treasurer: Barbara Watson
  • General Committee: Serge Tauber and Karen Shuttleworth
  • Meeting Convenor: Colin Palmer
  • Webmaster/Editor: Ken Driver

Financial Statements for the 2015-16 year were tabled by the Treasurer. These are available for members to view in PDF format – please login to the Members’ Area.

Treasurer Barbara Watson announced Commonwealth Bank’s decision to cease processing of credit card transactions that involve a paper trail, from 31 August 2016. Consequently, AMUG Sydney can no longer accept credit card payments for membership fees.

Prizes of $100, $50 and $20 JB Hi-Fi Gift Cards were won by Helen Hoyer, Roger Williams and Gordon Maxwell respectively.

After supper and refreshments, Ken Driver presented an overview of the 2016 Census of Australia’s Population and Housing, which has a greater focus this year on submitting the form online.