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NOVEMBER 1996

Presidentís Letter

by Ann Byrne, President

Hello again!

Well, the Centre opening was a great success and thanks to everyone who helped make it so. I certainly had a good day. It was great to catch up with so many members and reminisce about the "good old days" of working from the Belconnen High School. I have also received quite a few phone calls from members congratulating us on the move. Thank you all for the positive feedback.

The Canberra Times article in Monday's computer section was an added bonus. Petra has had a lot of response from that, not only from people wanting to join the group, but from advertisers and several enquiries about hiring the training centre. So all in all, it looks like our move is paying off already.

Please note the Centre is now open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 2pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 5pm. If you have not seen our new premises, drop by and have a look!

TIP will be settled in its new home by the time you read this. (Says she with fingers firmly crossed.) Word from around town is that the downtime caused not an inconsiderable amount of activity across Canberra. Lawns got mowed, shirts got ironed, houses got painted and the sale of chocolate soared; and Telstra profits plummeted.

Don't forget that between 2 and 4pm on the last Saturday of each month representatives from the Committee will be available at the Centre to answer questions and hear your ideas. Hope to see you on the 30th of November!

The new committee had its first meeting in October. This marathon session resulted in the following sub committees being formed:

As you can see, there is a lot more to running the group than a meeting once a month. Each of these sub committees has matters to deal with on almost a daily basis.

Matters arising at the September Committee meeting:

Other items discussed:

Treasurers report for September:
Income for September
$25,039.00
Expenditure for Sept
$30,130.07
Balance at Bank 30/9/96
$81,892.65

TIP Accounts

Income
$10,433.50
Expenditure
$4,105.47
Balance at bank 30/9/96
$78,688.88


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