NCARC 8 July 2021
Trustees Meeting Minutes:
The July 2021 meetings were held at the Bonnie Park pavilion in the Strongsville Metro Park. COVID-19 is still present.
Meeting opened by NCARC Vice President Tom K8DMM at 1841 hours.
The following members were present: Fred WB8UDA, Tom K8DMM, Norb N8KJT, Dan KB8A, Joe N8QXC, Shawn KE8RMV, Paul WB8CYI
There were seven (7) members present.
Approval of minutes: Tom K8DMM called for a motion to approve the June 2021 membership meeting minutes. Joe N8QXC made a motion. Norb N8KJT seconded. Motion passed.
Treasures report: Treasurer Dan KB8A stated that the club has money in the bank and the bills are paid. Dan KB8A also stated that he completed the State and Federal filings for income tax, plus that a anonymous donation was made to the club and a couple of members made donations with their dues. Fred WB8UDA talked about the last donation from the V.F.W. was for Field Day. Fred WB8UDA said that he is working on a donation for new computers. Discussion followed about what software might be needed for the new computers. Tom K8DMM asked about a budget for the year. Dan KB8A said that the only monthly bill is the telephone bill and that there are some insurance bills at various times during the year.
Fundraising: Fred WB8UDA and the committee are working on it.
Membership: Dan KB8A suggested giving a complimentary membership to Alberta KB8SPR. Fred WB8UDA suggested giving a complimentary membership to Mary KD8NGC. Joe N8QXC made a motion to give a complimentary membership to Alberta KB8SPR. Norb N8KJT seconded. Motion passed. Fred WB8UDA made a motion to give a complimentary membership to Mary KD8NGC. Norb N8KJT seconded. Motion Passed. Tom K8DMM suggested that the club should maybe put in the club bylaws that one of the purposes of the club is to promote electronic communications.
Website: Tom K8DMM would like to put pictures of Field Day on the web site and asked if anyone has pictures to let him know.
Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.
Education: Tom K8DMM suggested that the club train members that are new hams to be net control and other aspects of ham radio.
Technical: Norb N8KJT and Tom K8DMM are working on a schedule to move the 220 and 440 repeaters.
Field Day: Tom K8DMM is checking on what bonus points the club is eligible for such as open to the public, emergency power, and media notices. He also will be talking to Field Day chairman Fred N8AHS about these bonus point items. Tom K8DMM also made diagrams of the Field Day radio equipment layout and antenna layout for future reference.
Old Business: None
New Business: Tom K8DMM said that the Field Day equipment is idle for most of the year and suggested that the club might lend some of the equipment to new hams that are members. Discussion followed. It was agreed that more discussion is needed at a later date.
Tom K8DMM called for adjournment. Joe N8QXC made a motion. Norb N8KJT seconded. Motion passed. The meeting closed at 1945 hours.
[There were periods of heavy rain during the meeting.]
Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.
NCARC: 8July 2021 Membership Meeting
Meeting opened by NCARC Vice President Tom K8DMM at 1948 hours.
Tom K8DMM called for adjournment because no new people arrived for the membership meeting. Joe N8QXC made a motion to adjourn. Fred WB8UDA seconded. Motion passed. Meeting closed at 1949 hours.
Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.