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WS-WFC General
Meeting 2016

On Monday October 24th 2016, the yearly general meeting of the WS-WFC took place in restaurant De Colonie at Houten over the year 2015.
5 of the 6 members and advisors were present. The following subjects were discussed:
- wellcome to the new member Mrs. M. van Doorn,
- the healthy financial situation and the planning for 2016,
- relation with notary Gras (notary's practice Hagen) regarding the transfer of WOFAC trade mark (finally transferred),
- relation with WFGD, with Boitt, with MTM association, with VOA-Access, SMC-USA, etc.,
- WF websites: Dutch+German and English and the number of visitors and visists (statistics),
- relation with and support of WF-users: WS Tips,
- courses: VWF and start RWF-Instructor,
- updates of the WF material and WF software,
- 2nd version of our manual on inspection: “The Inspector and his Inspection” (Dutch), with Hear, Touch, Smell and
  Taste.
 

DB meetings
2016

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: March 23, Subjects of discussions were:  normal regular business like WF materials and software, certificates and contacts with other organizations, a.s.o.
 

WFC meetings 2015
 

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: January 10 and 13, Febrary 16, April 13 and 28, Nov 9. Subjects of discussions were: normal regular business like WF materials and software, certificates and contacts with other organizations, a.s.o.
 

WS-WFC General
Meeting 2015
 

On Friday March 20th 2015 the yearly general meeting of the WS/WFC took place in restaurant De Colonie at Houten over the year 2014.
4 of 5 members and advisors were present. The following subjects were discussed:
- wellcom to our new candidate-member Mrs. M. van Doorn
- the healthy financial situation and the planning for 2015,
- relation with VOA regarding the transfer of the WOFAC-logo (not yet transferred formally), relation with Boitt,
- WF websites: Dutch, German and English and their visitors (statistics),
- relation with users via WS Tips,
- courses in 2014: VWF and BWF,
- Updates of the WF material and software,
- 1st version of “RWF for Instructors and Advanced Users”, the total of Tip 58 till Tip 69.
 

WFC meetings 2014

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: April 22, april 24 (MTM meeting) and May 27.
Subjects of discussions were normal business like WF-materials and software, certificates and contacts with other organizations, a.s.o.
 

WS-WFC General
Meeting 2014

The general meeting of the WS-WFC took place on Thursday March 27 2014 at restaurant De Colonie at Houten over the year 2013. All members were present. The following subjects were discussed, also during the small dinner:
- the healthy financial situation and the planning for 2014,
- relation with VOA regarding the transfer of the WOFAC-logo (not yet transferred formally),
- WF websites: Dutch, German and English and their visitors (statistics),
- relation with users via WS Tips,
- demonstration of the RWF modul “Mental Strain”, importing the data into Excel and further analysis,
- explanation of the extended software for Mento-Factor Compact with a table for Rn/De and subsequently the
  additional section to chapter 7 of the manual of Mento-factor Compact,
- introduction and show of our new Manual on Inspection “ The Inspector and his Inspection”  (in Dutch),
 

WFC meetings 2013

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: January 18, Februari 5 and March 18.
Subjects of dis-cussions were normal business like certificates and contacts with other organizations, a.s.o.
 

WS-WFC General
Meeting 2013

The general meeting of the WS-WFC took place on Friday March 22, 2013 at Houten in restaurant De Colonie, over the year 2012. Because of illnes Joep vd Zanden could not attend the meeting. We had some small dinner during the meeting and discussed the following topics:
- finance: over 2011 again a small amount was added to the reserves while over 2012 a larger amount was added to
  the
  reserves because of a single substantial donation from the VOA. The long term summa of the reserves look good,
  being able to pay the rights and licenses in 2016, 2018 and 2019. For 2013 a small negative result is anticipated.
- relation with VOA regarding the transger of WOFAC-logo (still to be transferred formally),
- relation with AQM regarding their relation with MTM-Assoc. and the German MTM-chapter,
- relation with WFGD regarding the tuning of manuals and updates of WF-software,
- relation with other organizations like Acces and BOITT,
- input for our contacts with “ members” via WS Tip,
- updates of materials and software.
 

WFC Meetings 2012

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: Januari 18, March 8 and December 3. Subjects of discussions were normal business like certificates and contacts with other organizations, a.s.o.
On December 12 contracts were signed about the transfer of WOFAC logo from VOA to WS.
 

WFC Meetings 2011

Meetings of the DB of WS-WFC took place on the following dates: January 11 and 31, March 8 and December 3. Subjects of discussions were normal business like certificates and contacts with other organizarions, a.s.o.
On April 20 a meeting was held with MTMR at Weert and representatives of IMD and MTM-D.
On November 23 the ALV-meeting of VOA was attended to emphasis the interests of WS-WFR.
 

WFGD General Membership Meeting
5 en 6 May 2011
 

As representative of the WFC and as member of the WFGD, Gerrit de Vrij went to Traison, Germany, in the afternoon of May 5th, to attend the last official WFGD eV yearly general meeting, ALV. At arrival at about 17.30 hours the majority of the members already were arrived. In the evening we enjoyed a lovely diner and tasted and drank some good wines, it was very cosy to chat with the approx. 12 members already present. The next morning we had a good German breakfast and some tuning between Vorstand and Beirat and than the final ALV. All remaining 15 members were present. Chairman Volkmar Thieme was very profesional and was following the legal and statutory requirements necessary for such a final meeting closely. In his introduction he told the meeting he had again contacted the SMC-LLC: from their side there were no objections or any reasons against the meeting, so all activities during this meeting could go on as planned.
According to German law, liquidators are not allowed to transfer assets (money) to foreign organizations, therefore leaving the WFR without any financial support. A positive financial surplus will be transferred to the largest customer and business member, also a more or less social organization after 2011-12-31. Erwin Sämann and Joachim Kurz togetherwill act as liquidators.
Finally, we all had last lunch together, said good-bye while receiving a last token of remembrance: a little basket with wine. We made an agreement with Joachim Kurz and Fritz Weil to form a sort of WFGD Council as a replacement of the WFGD eV as far as it concerns courses and seminars in Germany. Also the WFR will receive formally a CD/DVD with all the materials of the WFGD eV, as to garantee the next German courses and seminars through the newly to be formed WFGD Council together with the WFC under auspicien of the Work-Study Foundation.

 

WS-WFC General
meeting 2010
 

On Wednesday December 15th 2010 a meeting took place in Drachten of the WS-WFC. Joep vd Zanden could not be present. Host was Philips CL-DAP and offered us a meal. The following subjects were discussed:
- finance: also this year there was a small contributiobn to the reserve account. The WS is right on track to be able to
  pay for the rights and licenses in 2016, 2018 and 2019. A small positive an=mount is foreseen for 2011.
- relation with VOA regarding the transfer of logo WOFAC,
- relation with MTMR regarding their relation with IMD and the German MTM-chapter,
- relation with WFGD regarding the harmonization of manuals and updates of software,
- relation with other organizations as: Acces, BOITT and AQM,
- relation with SMC regarding the license contracts, their validity and jurisdiction area,
- the Dutch website is now hosted at Hosting Discouter and the English website is now hosted at Telfort.
 

WFGD General Membership Meeting
16, 17 Sept. 2010

On Fridaymorning September 17th the general membership meeting of the WFGD eV of 2010 took place in Windesheim, Germany. On Thursdayevening September 16th the preparational meeting of the Vorstand and the Beirat took place. The Foundation WS and the WF-Council werden were represented by Gerrit de Vrij.
On Thursday as from ca 18.00 hrs extensive discussions and views were exchanged about the decision-to-be-taken to liquidate the WFGD eV and to terminate it per 1-1-2012. Such a decision must be taken at least 1 year in advance because of obligations to fulfil. The financial situation over the last years has deteriorated and has been negative to the extend that the financial reserves almost became zero. No improvements are foreseen in the years to come, so a bancruptcy is to be expected. Attempts have been made to shelter with the REFA and some other organizations, but these attemps all failed.
The WS/WFR foundation is requested to take over all obligations, organization  of seminars and courses. The foundation WS/WFR than will be supported by some members of the WFGD eV who will serve as a sort of WF-Council for Germany, and in principle take over all assets of the WFGD eV. By this it is ensured that the basic activities and services of customers of the WFGD eV and all work-factor analysts can be continued.
During the GMM on Fridaymorning all normal subjects were explained, discussed and dealt with as usual. The boards proposal to terminate the WFGD eV is presented to the membership meeting. After some discussions the meeting agrees with the board and assigns the board the task to start the transfer-and-termination project according the rules and obligations.
 

WFC meeting
9-8-2010

On Monday August 9th 2010, a WFC meeting was held at Jos Deeben in Bergeijk. Some general matters were discussed like: MTM Council, certification of participants, the financial position and the website.
 

WFC meeting
29-3-2010

On Monday March 29th 2010, a WFC meeting was held at Jos Deeben in Bergeijk. Some general matters were discussed like: MTM Council, certification of participants, the financial position and the website.
 

WFC meeting
15-3-2010
 

On Monday March 15th 2010, a WFC meeting was held at Jos Deeben in Bergeijk. Some general matters were discussed like: MTM Council, certification of participants, the financial position and the website.
 

WFC meeting
21-7-2009

On Tuesday July 21st 2009, a WFC meeting was held at Jos Deeben in Bergeijk. Some general matters were discussed like: MTM Council, certification of participants, the financial position and the website.
 

WFC meeting
17-6-2009

On Wednesday June 17th 2009, a WFC meeting was held at Jos Deeben in Bergeijk. Some general matters were discussed like: certification of participants, the financial position, the website.
 

WFC board
meeting
02-02-2009

On Monday February 2nd 2009 the general meeting of the WFC was held in “De Colonie”, Waardenburg. Most important matter was that the Foundation is now officially as from August 29th 2008 holder of the name-mark and logo-mark “WORK-FACTOR”. The Foundation grants the WFC, as from the same date, the right to fully exercise the rights
of using name and logo.
- Finance: the exploitation over 2008 results in a small surplus that will be added to the reserves. The budget for 2009
  shows a small surplus that also will be added to the reserves. The budget is approved upon.
- Website: The website is moved from host UPC to host Hosting Discounter; the name is changed into
   www.work-factor.nl.
- Material: As negotiated and agreed upon with the WFGD, we are fully working on the execution of our part of the
  adaption of the RWF manual to the WFS manual.
- As Joep van der Zanden now has a full and steady new job in another field of interest hw has laid down the
  membership of the WFC. Fortunately, he will linked to the WFC as an advisor.

The meeting of January 19th 2009 was posponed because the protection of the WF name and logo had not been received yet.
 

WFC board meeting
01-12-2008

On Monday December 1st 2008, the WFC held its meeting at LPI in Valkenswaard. The following matters were dealt with and discussed: how do we find a solution the storage problem of the WF materials?; the financial prosition of the Foundation (and WFC) for the next couple of years is such that independently of thirds the activities can be continued; the last period some VWF courses were organized and for the comming period also a VWF course must be planned. In the meeting the contacts with the WFGD and the MTM Council were discussed.
 

WFC board meeting
24-06-2008

On Thursday July 24th 2008, a meeting of the WFC was held in “De Colonie”, Waardenburg. The main subject was the establishment of the picture to be the logo-mark for WF in order to submit the application for the EU protecWF logo 90205tion of  WORK-FACTOR cq Work-Factor for the Work-Study Foundation. The propose logo (seen next) was accepted. As the VOA seeems to be in deep sleep, it is decided to put all the WF materials and the Work-Study materials under the managenment of the Work-Study Foundation, as from this date. On short term notice a suitable storage location must be found for these materials.
During the last period contact has been made with Frank Vree, MTM Council, New Holland, Philips DAP and Brabantia mainly regarding VWF courses.
Multiple consultation has taken place the WFGD and WFC in order to tune the mostly used WF systems to one another:
- BWF: in the new version (almost) all the differences wil be put aside between BWF and WFB.
- VWF: there is only one version available. With the release of version 4, the user/analist will be able to choose for
  Mento-Factor Compact also, if included.
- RWF: during the meeting the most important differences between RWF and WFS are once again dealt with and it is
  discussed to what extend RWF can be tuned to WFS and vice versa. In the next meeting it must be possible to have
  eliminated most of the differences.

Schäfer
26-03-2008

On Wednesday March 26th 2008 at the office of the notary Schäfer in Eindhoven, the “Work-Study Foundation, for Work-Factor users” was founded by the WFC, in the presence of president Jos Deeben and secretary Gerrit de Vrij.
 

WFGD/WFC Workshop
14, 15 mrt 2008

On March Friday 14th and Saturday 15 2008, a Workshop of the WFGD and the WFC was held, in order to discuss the (minor) differences between the German and Dutch WF-systems. On behalf of the WFR Gerrit de Vrij participated.
The workshop was held in Hotel Seehof am Aartalsee in Niederweidbach. A brief report:

Present: WFGD: Joachim Kurz and Fritz Weil; WFC: Gerrit de Vrij
Friday afternoon 14.15 h departed to Hotel Seehof in Niederweidbach; arrival at 18.00 h.
Joachim Kurz had just arrived and Fritz Weil entered just after/behind me: talking about timing!
After ordering beer and coffee we took off and worked:
1. BWF/WFB. Firstly, agree on the international (WFGD and WFC) codes for BWF/WFB.
2. PC 20 becomes PC 25; weight limit for M becomes 3 kg; turning > 120 grd becomes 25 BU; we will think further
     about a spanner and wrenches tabel from VWF is an option. We must see if Very easy BWF is an added value to
     BWF. In the German WFB for P there is no allowance for curve!.
At 21.15 h we had a small but fine dinner. Fritz went to sleep at home, because just around the corner. Discussions with Joachim in the beercellar until 00.30 h.
Starting again at 09.00 h in the morning:
3. VWF. To VWF will be added: disassemble according tranportation rules with therbligs; seat, palming and
     depalming as 0-0 (-5) = 5 VU. In principle it must be possible to add Mento Factor Compact to VWF. How is it
     possible, after opening an analysis into VWF, to see where and how to apply Simo? Because the grouping is lost,
     We have to think it over.
4. RWF/WFS. Agreed on the international (WFGD and WFR) codes for RWF/WFS. The program will then also offer
     the possibility to choose for therbligs. so, the choice will be fron the old German codes (because of old analyses
     and German users), international codes and therbligs.
5. On simultaneous multple grasp an allowance Simo will be added.The WFGD will think about their complicated way
     of treating I-holes and if disassemble must be executed the DWF way?
     It turned out to be a rather big difference at writing, that must be sorted out further.
6. Software general: A problem can turn up with Vista in reading "Rules": in order to do so "old" windows files must be
     downloaded. To insert lines at the same time to BH is impossible. Inserting lines directly is impossible, unless if a
     separate analysis is made first. Scrolling with the mouse needs a re-installation of the mouse driver or the
     installation of a different driver.
7. The WFGD was handed over our WF-Intro in Dutch as well as in English to support their presentation in Stuttgart
     later this year.
We stopped at around 12.30 h and cleaned up; a very extended lunch (somewhat too extended) was served and we discussed somewhat more and made an appointment for next time: date to be fixed in close consultation.
I departed at 14.15 h and arrived well at home at 17.15 h.
 

WFC board meeting
28-02-2008

On Thursday February 28Th 2008, a WFC meeting was held in “De Lucht, Hedel”. The main subject to discuss was the relation with the VOA and our positioning towards the WF users.
 

WFGD News

As a first step to internationalization and commitment to the WFC, the WFGD has decided to adapt the WF-software (WFS and WFB), enabling the user to choose between the German way of analyzing and the international way of analysis. The connection to the Dutch way is only partly, because the WFGD has choosen for the old way of writing of DWF. But OK, there is way of writing to choose.

The Dutch writing in therbligs must still be valid for VWF and must continu to be so.

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