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from the GM Put Your Hand Up
Members Newsletter > October 2007 from the GM Well it’s been a chaotic period with new projects under way (see elsewhere) and problems with our security system. Whilst you can find out more about the other projects in this edition, I feel it appropriate to talk directly with you regarding the issues we have encountered with our security system. On Monday, 1st October 2007 (a public holiday), at 6.00 am we discovered we could not gain entry via the use of our phobs. And so it continued through until Tuesday - every phob failed to gain us access into the building and more particularly into the station. We ultimately had to force the station door open so we could put programs to air. The station door has since been secured with a lock and key. When SNP came for a scheduled visit, they discovered that all phobs bar three had been set to expire on 1st October 2007. We have no explanation for any of this and although we would like to understand it, we have decided a better use of our time is to overcome the problem albeit it will now cost us a substantial amount for SNP to investigate and resolve the programming issues. Please be patient whilst this process is being undertaken. Eunice C. Wingrove, GM Put Your Hand Up Whilst the office area is undergoing change thanks to some dedicated members who gave of their time to tidy it up, we still have much to do, with plans to re-organise the administration area into a more efficient space with work stations providing upgraded facilities for managers and members. Presenters will have a more comfortable “green room” with a refreshment area to compensate for the loss of the meal room which is not likely to be repaired in the near future. If you are not already contributing in some way with the daily running of 2SSR (apart from presenters doing their program), then it’s time to PUT YOUR HAND UP and be counted amongst those already supporting your community radio station. Only through the support of all of our members can 2SSR move forward. Be part of the journey ........ Jenny Members Newsletter > October 2007 > Page 2 Members’ say so! AKA Letter to the Editor Due to family commitments I have resigned from the position of Administration Manager of 2SSR. I will complete any tasks which are underway and will continue to support the station when possible. Please direct any administration matters to any other manager as appropriate until this position is filled. Thank you all for your support during my time as Administration Manager. I wish you well in moving forward with 2SSR. Jenny Muriti, 6th October 2007 Jenny, Thank you for your contributions to the management of 2SSR. We appreciate family must come first and hope you will continue to be involved as and when you can in 2SSR. Eunice C. Wingrove, GM Casual Vacancy - Administration Manager - Unfortunately Jenny’s resignation leaves the Association with a vacancy on the management committee. Members interested are invited to complete a nomination form ASAP. Wanted - A Home for our OB Van.... As you are aware, we are now the proud owners of a new Ford Transit White Outside Broadcast Van. It’s parked in the open area within the grounds of Gymea TAFE at this point of time but really it needs a place to park under cover or at least in a secure place (perhaps in the back of a member’s home). If you have some space and prepared to house our OB Van, call Barb via 9545.1800 Barb, Marketing Manager Potential and Existing Presenters - Take Note! Training Course for Budding Presenters Presenters’ Meeting Info Night Thursday 18th October Saturday, 20th October, 1pm at TAFE Training Room from 7 pm at TAFE BBQ area Course commences Tuesday 23rd October Fun, Food and Free when the fee of $150 is payable. BBQ and drinks supplied Special (mystery) Guest Speakers Members should contact the office immediately Put this important date in your diary to record their interest and drop in a completed application form ASAP. A must attend event! Gary Clark, Training Officer RSVP - Steve, Station Manager - 9545 1800 Members Newsletter > October 2007 > Page 3 That’s News to Me! Well, for those of you who frequent the studios (and for those who haven’t been by please pop in), you would have noticed we are in the process of installing new computers along with the necessary software to provide members both ON and OFF air with the tools to ‘get the job done’. From recent grants we were able to purchase three computers and will ultimately set up: * Two Office Administration computers with the full range of software to handle correspondence, publications, presentation and accounting packages * Two computers - one for each studio to enable suitable production and playout/automation systems to be loaded, AND have them all, along with our printers, networked to a Server and back-up facility. And that’s not all! We’ll also be putting in a separate small computer in the On-Air studio for presenters to view directly RTA traffic videos for ‘more live coverage’ of traffic conditions affecting our area and of course to view the latest weather and news. Presenters Take Note - Brian Warren will be downloading a demo of the automation system, for you to ‘play with’ - so watch out for that when you next use the Presenters dedicated computer! Member Profile - Brian Rose - Oh Brian love the Hat! I first joined 2SSR when we were still endeavouring to obtain a licence. I was part of the early test programs at Engadine and Sutherland. I was attracted to community radio, having been in commercial radio many years ago for 6 years and loved it. By joining 2SSR, I was able to continue my love of broadcasting, while working in the outside world. Once our licence was successful, I did a number of programs..including my current one, “The Sunday Show” which I have been a part of for around 13 - 14 years (where did the time go?).As part of my off air duties, I took over the running of the training program for a number of years and I am proud to say, many of those currently on air were part of those sessions. With two grandchildren and my own two children living in the USA, my wife and I have to head off to the States every so often and I do thank those who have and continue to fill in for me while I am away....like I am at the moment. I endeavour to purchase music, including those wonderful Broadway shows with my listening audience in mind. I like to bring them each Sunday, a variety of music styles and goings on both in my life and what is happening around the Sutherland Shire and in Community theatre.Now I am retired I hope to continue to be part of our listeners’ Sunday mornings and to assist where I can, to keep 2SSR at the forefront of Community Radio. Members Newsletter > October 2007 > Page 4 Membership News ‘dates for your diary’ Members’ General Meeting 7:30 pm, 26th November ‘07 Tradies , Gymea AGENDA to follow Birthday Wishes October November Bob Francis 11th 2nd Keith Clark Declan O’Callaghan 16th 8th Helen Zerefos Edward Rumble 18th 10th Mervyn Creef Gary Seymour 19th 12th Norma Taylor-Jeff Bill Slater 23rd 20th Luke Coleman James Joyce 31st 22nd Deborah King 25th Christopher Turner From the MSO’s Desk........ * Hello and a big welcome to our latest members: Fiona Henson, Michael Shanahan, Monika Tuhaka and Diana Lang * Congratulations to Norma, on the arrival of her great-granddaughter Lily (born 10th September) * Sorry to hear that Dorothy Engel is unwell and has taken time out from her Monday program - get better soon * Our condolescenses to Rhonda at the very sad loss of her Mum, Elsie - our thoughts and wishes are with you Joyce, Membership Services Officer PS: To ensure you get all the news as and when it happens, can you please email/mail to 2SSR any changes to your physical address, phone numbers or email address. Many thanks JMcK (email@example.com)
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