Here is some good and bad news for members of the ARPA Computer Group. At the recent AGM held on Friday 23rd October 2020, retiring committee members were David Sanderson (coordinator), Don Harris (treasurer), Allan Jameson (committee) and Neil Laidler (committee).
There were four new members elected to the committee, Lesley Schoff (secretary), Stuart Martin (treasurer), Wayne Schoff (Asst treasurer & web pages) and Jim Alvey (committee). No coordinator was elected
Directly after the election of those executive and committee members a motion was moved by Richard Laycock and seconded by Dean Vice to close down the Computer Group with no reason given. This motion was not passed by the members of Computer Group.
A new motion was moved by Peter Caddy and seconded by Stuart Martin to place the Computer Group into a recess until the new year. That motion was passed by the members of Computer Group.
So as from the 23rd October 2020 the ARPA Computer Group has implemented a cessation of activities to the end of the year. Unfortunately this meant no end of year Christmas Breakup Party as in the past. The new four member committee would convene a meeting ASAP to see what actions needed to be taken. That meeting was eventually held on 11th December and it was decided there was enough interest within the group membership that in the new year to recommence ARPA Computer Group activities.
The good news is that the ARPA Computer Group will recommence activities on 26th February 2021, back at Torrensville. The committee will meet again tentatively on the 5th February to fine tune meeting arrangements. More good news is that the first speaker for 2021 will be the Adelaide Tech Guy, Richards Pascoe talking on the subject, " How to Stay Safe Online and Negotiate Social Media ".
Welcome back to the Mile End Church of Christ Hall in 2021, provided COVID-19 restrictions have eased. Lets hope that 2021 allows the Computer Group to meet on a more regular basis. Hopefully we get a good turnout of members to listen to an interesting presentation on Internet Security