Mike ZL1AXG is away this weekend so the shed workshop has been postponed.
Due to Covid Level 4 restrictions, the shed workshop planned for 5 September was postponed.
We met at John ZL2XJ QTH (9 Ridley Green, Churton Park) on Sunday 16 February tod have a round table discussion on what each club member was looking for out the club for 2020 and what they could contribute. There was an honest discussion of the falling membership and the need to focus on two priority areas: publicity and the need for regional coordination and regional activities.
Generally people were very happy with the esxisting programme of activities, but identified that this was not the issue – there was a wider issue at play around the public’s understanding about amateur radio in New Zealand and the aging of the amateur operator base. The meeting concluded with afternoon tea. Thanks to John ZL2XJ for hosting.
Our branch member, Bob ZL2AVM gave us an excellent presentation again this year on his adventures at sea. Bob returned to pick up on his journeys around the world’s oceans with more “tales from the sea” at our September meeting.