by Robert Brand
Today I attended the OTVA board meeting at the invitation of the committee. I was invited to discuss my proposal to spearhead the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Compac Cable in Nov 2012.
First of all I continue to be impressed by the OTVA and the current state of play. It is a very open group that is not like the old days. I have seriously enjoyed the lunches and get togethers over the years. Just plain fun.
I was asking for a lot. A major celebration on a global scale. Well at least managing the Australian part. My concern was that it may be too much to handle. As usual I was greeted with the usual good cheer of the days of OTC. The meeting quickly moved into discussing the reason for my visit and it was all very positive.
There is not official “go ahead” yet, but a small group that is looking to assemble an outline of what is achievable and what is desirable. Myself and three from the committee will start to formulate plans and return to the OTVA committee with the next steps outlined.
I wish to thank the OTVA for their warm reception of the idea and I look forward to bring this to fruition.