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Re: Symposium Attendance

On 13 Oct 2004 at 16:59, Greg Wycoff wrote:

> 177 is not very many turning out for such a big event, why not have the 
> symposium every other year then AMSAT could save some money and it could go 
> towards the AMSAT satellite program. 

I made a quick analysis based on what i can get extract from previous AMSAT financial statements and it 
"seems" that it was an expenses for AMSAT. I reiterate it was an estimation. Any corrections here "help:)" is 
accepted at par.

Is this expenses is valuable? and worthwhile?  We need to know how many AMSAT volumteers, officers, BOD 
members gathered there. Aside of the individual satisfaction to be a volunteer in AMSAT (noboby  force anyone 
to take a position in AMSAT) a fact remain if the only one free of charge recongnition is an annual get 
together to all the AMSAT workers i vote for it.

If the sysposium is also a learning and a promoting tool i vote for it again, but as many ask to implement a 
pay for what you get system we should logicaly look at the sysmposiums the same way.

Bottom line is the last symposium is an expense? a revenu? or it breakeven?  Then we should compares $$$ to 
the fallouts for the membership? Thats the BOD job "equilazing budgets and launching satellites"

Is an expense for a symposium is worthy BOD can give us the answers in the regards of the above mentionned 

Is the 177 is really important i cannot tell right now but two groups mixed this year ARISS and AMSAT.  From 
my point of view its a small step for the outsiders but a giant one for the insiders. 


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Coordonnateur AMSAT pour le Québec
Quebec AMSAT coordinator
Sites web sites: www.qsl.net/ve2dwe

P.O. Box 341
Sorel-Tracy  QC.
J3P 5N6
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