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Buffs and Pigs : the official members newsletter



Buffs and Pigs : the official members newsletter

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Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory Inc


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Aviation Museum (Darwin, N.T.); Aeronautical museums; Darwin

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MEMBERSHIP We attracted a few of new members this year two of whom are active at the workshop and Heritage Centre. We now have a pool of nine members actively participating in various projects, of this, five are also committee members. Attendance at members meetings is still low however results of the survey sent with the July newsletter have shown that members appear generally satisfied with the format of members meetings. The Committee will be working on a revamp of membership classes and subscription rates this coming year with a view to attracting more members especially by incorporating a family member class. In conjunction with this we have appointed a Member Liaison Officer who will engage with new members and ensure that they are introduced and inducted into the Society properly, and provided with relevant Society documentation, including the constitution and policies. WORKSHOP Volunteer members continue their good work on various projects. Most of last year has been spent on projects at the Heritage Centre and this will continue for some time to come. The main projects on the go at the workshop are the Bell 47 restoration, which has come to a halt due to lack of parts available, and the Merlin engine rebuild, which has been hampered due to prolonged illness and absences of leave for members engaged on the project. Negotiations continue with Mr Robert Greinert and the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society over the acquisition of Beaufighter parts and also with Mr Alec Wilson in relation to acquisition of Spitfire components. No deals will be concluded with either party unless formal legal agreements are put in place outlining the conditions and responsibilities of both parties. CLOSING REMARKS I would like to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the members of the Committee for their support and hard work during the year. We have a great Committee who are working hard to support the Society. Finally I would also like to acknowledge the input from Kay Goon, who is standing down from her dual roles as Finance Officer and Public Officer. Kay has provided tremendous financial support to the committee over the last few years and will be sorely missed as both a member of the Committee and of the Society. TONY SIMONS PRESIDENT 2nd September 2014 *F-111 photograph Courtesy of the RAAF and Mick Raftery Page 4 of 4