Autumn Meeting 2

Autumn Meeting
Saturday 3rd September 2016
The next UKARA meeting will be the Autumn AGM that is now being planned.
Details will be distributed to members as soon as possible.

The 2015 Autumn meeting of UKARA

took place on Saturday 12th September.


Location:         Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster, DY11 5TB

                    Private use of the Lakeside Room    (web site


The first annual meeting of UKARA took place on Saturday 12th September 2015 at Bodenham Arboretum in Worcestershire.


After coffee on arrival, the morning was taken up with a guided walk around the Arboretum, given by James Binnan, son of the founder.  The weather obliged by clearing just in time for the walk and giving sunshine for the photographs.


Lunch was a relaxed discussion time in the Lakeside room and then the business part of the day began at 13:45.


PAS opened the meeting by thanking Tony Faulkner our president for attending.


Peter Jones presented the accounts.  Full copies are available on request.

Stewart Smith suggested that when the annual renewal notices were sent to members, there should be a suggestion that the membership fee should  be a minimum of £5.00 thus allowing members to make additional contributions if they wished.

International Congress

PJ and KG have now begun the final preparations for the weekend. 

On the Thursday (15th October) it will be helpful to have UKARA members on hand to welcome and talk with delegates. Also to collect people from the station or elsewhere as appropriate. 

There will be a welcome dinner (all together) on the Thursday evening.

Friday will host the judging of the Sound entries, Saturday the Video and Multi Media.

Sunday will be the Congress and then the prize giving dinner in the evening.

Please contact Peter or Ken for more details and to find out how you can help.



The BAARC, generously supported by SONTRONICS was successful, it being the first year it has be run by UKARA.  The three judges were:  Tony Faulkner, Martin Harries and Geoff Atkins.

The judges selected the winner in each category and Martin was asked to select which of these three should win ‘Recording of the year’.

The winner of Recording of the Year was Philip Rudkin

Peta thanked Peter and Ken for their organisation of the BAARC and for their ongoing efforts towards the International