January 2020 Meeting Minutes

January 2, 2020 SnoVARC Business Meeting Minutes

2020 Members in Attendance: Guests/Prior Members in Attendance:
Robin Amundson WA7CPA Jesse Brasch W7JEB
Rowland Brasch K7RWB Bill Condon k7WJC
Rick Burns KB7CIN Robin Thompson G3TKF
Paul Butzi W7PFB Ron Wilander KJ7GLC
Lindy Friedlander KG7IFA  
Louis Giliberto KD7HCW  
Linda Hanson KI7NWT  
Milton Hanson KI7NWS  
Ken Koch WA7KK  
Ralph Lease KC7QXD  
Howard Mahran WA1HEM  
Peter Marchel KJ7GHW  
Irvina Mizell W7IRM  
Tom Needham WA7TBP  
Robert Noonan KJ7GIG  
Dale Smith KJ7J4J  
Kirt White K7KDW  
Chuck Woolfolk KF7PQL  

The meeting was called to order at 18:15 by Tom (WA7TBP)

Tom (WA7TBP) called to approve the November meeting minutes that were posted on groups.io. Members unanimously approved the minutes.

Lindy (KG7IFA) provided the Treasurers report noting a club balance of $7,585.87 which was still pending approval from the CDCC board.

Tom (WA7TBP) made a motion to form a Spending Committee to provide a “Club spending Vision Plan”, Paul (W7PFB) seconded and all members approved.

Sub Committee updates were given:

Repeater Task Force committee was absent

Conversation ensued regarding the rack not being at the Cougar repeater. No motions were made.

Conversation ensued regarding the Bell repeater status. Rowland (K7RWB) discussed relocation with WWARA. No motions were made.

Howard (WA1HEM) gave an EmComm Committee update. Discussed the new Groups.io sub group and calendar of events. A draft Simplex Emergency Exercise script has been created with Paul (W7PFB). Rowland (K7RWB) gave an update on the simulated earthquake emergency exercise conducted. Rowland discussed conversations with John Bromberg of Eastside fire regarding the upcoming Cascadia Rising Emergency Preparedness Exercise in 2022 not including HAM EmComm involvement. Tom (WA7TBP) discussed conversations he has had with Camp Murray to conduct our own separate drill. Conversation ensued. No motions were made.

Irvina (W7IRM) discussed the upcoming April Technicians Class. A separate meeting on Thursday 1/16 at 18:00 was scheduled for volunteers willing to assist with creating and running the class. A conversation ensued. No motions were made.

Kirt (K7KDW) noted that this was the 1st year anniversary of the New Ham Net. Accolades were given. No motions were made.

No report was given on the Carnation space.  It was noted that Marc Miller N6TJQ donated a working repeater.

No report was given on the GP15 antenna installation for Evac Hill.

Tom (WA7TBP) and Paul (W7PFB) noted their installations of 220mhz repeaters. Their frequencies are 223.900 and 223.960. A conversation ensued. No motions were made.

New business:

Tom (WA7TBP) was self-nominated as a candidate for President. No other candidates were nominated or volunteered. A vote is to occur in February 2020.  A conversation ensued. No motions were made.

Rowland (K7RWB) discussed club logo shirts starting at $18 and club badges for $8-$10 created locally by Sandy Duvall of Duvall’s Dazzling Design. Kirt (K7KDW) also requested that vinyl stickers be made to be used on cars. A conversation ensued. No motions were made. Tom (WA7TBP) adjourned the meeting at 19:00.

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