Last Saturday the WA Amateur Radio News team provided a venue for WIA Directors Andrew VK6AS and Paul VK5PAS to discuss their activities as members of the board of the peak representative body for Amateur Radio in Australia.
Around 50 Amateurs from across the state attended the meeting to hear about the financial situation of the Wireless Institute of Australia and the proposal to conduct a forensic audit of the Institute to discover and document any issues with finances, policies, procedures and Director conduct.
During the meeting, the two Directors shared some of their experiences and outlined the sequence of events that lead to this proposal for an audit and the need to formalise processes and procedures within the Institute.
Many of the attendees used the opportunity of direct access to the WIA board to express their concerns, ask questions and learn more about the inner workings of the board and the Institute.
Amateurs expressed their thanks to both the Directors for sharing their time and effort with the WIA board. Fortunately both are also active Amateurs and if you managed to be on-air during the weekend you might have been able to work them both whilst they were doing several World Wide Flora and Fauna activations.
You can watch the proceedings on YouTube.