Fifty Years of News from WARC/ Branch 50 NZART

NewslettersFor at least 11 months of every year, for the past 50 years, the Secretary or the Newsletter Editor of Branch 50 NZART (now Wellington Amateur Radio Club Inc) has prepared a newsletter for mailing to members with club news.   Most of these newsletters have made it into the club’s archives, but sadly a proportion of issues have not been filed.

You can now read back in time as all copies of newsletters that we have in our archives have now been loaded on to the website.  They have also been backed up on to hard drives and the cloud so that the hard copies  cluttering up committee member’s garages can be disposed off.

It would be great if somebody had the time to write up a history of key events and activities spanning the 50 year period and to make a list of those occupying executive roles in each of the last 50 years.  Let Mike ZL1AXG know if you have the time to do the necessary research!

It would also be good to fill some of the gaps  where we do not have newsletters, particularly missing years (like 2009 and 1999 from recent history).   If you have any of the following issues it would be good if you could let Mike ZL1AXG know so they can be scanned:

1965: January, March
1967: January, April.
1969: February
1970: February
1971: July.
1976: January, February, March.
1978: March through October, and December.
1979: All issues.
1980: All issues.
1981: All issues.
1982: All issues.
1983: January to August inclusive.
1989: February.
1990: July.
1997: April.
1998: September.
1999: All issues.

If we can’t locate the missing issues amongst members, we will need to approach the National Library, as in theory, all issues are kept by the Library.  Let Mike know if you can help with follow up with the Library in the event we cannot locate copies amongst members.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner at Evan’s Bay Yacht Club has been and gone.  It was a very good Christmas ham meal with special vegetables and salad.  We all enjoyed the great view over the water and the quiet and peaceful setting.  I imagine we may want to return again next year!

All the best of the season to our members.  Don’t forget the BBQ at the Chairman’s home on Wednesday 21 January at 6pm.   Everybody is welcome!   See the contacts section for phone contacts.