Our AGM was held at 7:30pm on 1 October 2019 at the Canberra Labor Club, Weston.
Wes Kilham, Rene Sedlmaier, Michael Porter, Ken Crowe, Allister Higgins, Jacques Brewis, Mark Wallace, Alex Boiko, Peter Ellis, Ash Gosili, Tao Tao Tao, Kevin Beavan, Gerry Mason, Alex Chapman, Nick Lemon, Phil Robinson, Graham Rose, Doug Mathie, Alistair Dickie, Mehmet Ilhan, Phil Lyng, Stephen York
Apologies: Peter (Chop) Lamont, Sarah Van Dyck, Jim Astley
Rene Sedlmaier presented and spoke to the Annual Report for 2018/19 and with Allister Higgins reported on the Association’s current financial position.
Michael Porter deputized for the Public Officer and conducted elections for the committee for the coming year, resulting in the following appointments
President: Rene Sedlmaier
Vice President: Graham Rose
Treasurer: Allister Higgins
Secretary: Wes Kilham
General Members: Alex Chapman and Phil Lyng
Site Development Officer: Doug Mathie
Peter (Chop) Lamont will remain as Public Officer and Alistair Dickie will re-nominate as the ACT and district representative on the SAFA Board.
Allister Higgins, Doug Mathie and Alistair Dickie gave brief descriptions of their areas of responsibility.
Allister indicated there are currently 91 paid up members of ACTHPA. It is anticipated there may be more actual members, meaning some pilots may not have paid their SAFA membership fees. This excludes them from flying at ACTHPA sites and from insurance cover.
Anyone who is late paying their fees is urged to act immediately.
Rene Sedlmaier resumed the chair following the election of the committee and welcomed three visitors to the Association, all of whom are hoping to become licensed pilots in the near future.
Only one award was made, the Eagle Award to Johnathan Bishop for a flight from Collector to Binalong.
Those at the meeting expressed their goals and objectives for the next 12 months, which include:
Rene mentioned plans for a club shirt.
Stephen York indicated he had bought a porosity tester and would familiarize himself with its operation. He is also investigation training in line trimming.
For Sale items mentioned.