NCARC 14 January 2021
Membership Meeting Minutes:
Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.
Meeting opened by NCARC President Steve W8IZ at 1905 hours.
The following members joined the video meeting: Steve W8IZ, Tom K8DMM, Rick K8SCI, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Fred N8AHS, Norb N8KJT, Paul WB8CYI. By telephone: Joe N8QXC. Tom WD8EFF and Heidi WD8EFK joined the video meeting about 7 (seven) minutes before the close of the meeting.
There were 10 (ten) members that joined the meeting by video: One (1) member joined by telephone.
Steve W8IZ asked about the Minutes of the 10 December 2020 meeting regarding the motion to give free memberships as incentives to increase club membership. The minutes did not state who made the motion, second, and if it passed. The Secretary Paul WB8CYI said that he did not transfer that information from his hand written notes to the typed minutes. Paul WB8CYI said that **”Steve W8IZ made a motion to give a free one year membership to any new hams, hams moving into the area, or hams that were inactive coming back to ham radio.”** (The following was omitted from the typed minutes.) Rick K8SCI seconded. The motion passed with NO dissenting votes.
Dan KB8A made a motion to accept the minutes amended to include the information that was omitted as listed above in italics. Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. The motion passed.
The minutes for the December 2020 meeting were accepted as amended.
Treasures report: Treasurer Dan KB8A stated that the club has money in the bank and the bills are paid. Dan KB8A said he was able to lower the phone bill by removing the unlisted status of the telephone number.
Field Day: Fred N8AHS mentioned that Winter Field Day is 30 January and 31 January 2021.
Membership: Dan KB8A said that Larry NB8Z renewed his membership for 3 (three) years. Larry NB8Z was dropped from the roster for not renewing his membership in July 2020.
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.
Website: Steve W8IZ and Rick K8SCI discussed the possibility of changing the web host.
Technical: Tom K8DMM and Norb N8KJT were discussing moving the 220 and 440 repeaters. Tom K8DMM said he needs at least one week notice before moving the repeaters. Norb N8KJT will look into the best time to move the repeaters. The repeaters have limited coverage at the present location. Tom K8DMM will send out an email when he shuts down the repeaters.
Old Business: Rick K8SCI asked for an explanation of the free memberships. Steve W8IZ said the free memberships will be FULL memberships. And we should call this offer (program) “CQ CQ CQ Memberships” and add hams that have upgraded their license to the list of people eligible for a free membership. The free one year memberships may be longer than a year because all memberships end on 30 June of each year so it will depend on what month the free membership is granted. Norb N8KJT made a motion to amend last month’s free membership program to include the name “CQ CQ CQ Memberships” and include hams that have upgraded their licenses. Tom K8DMM seconded. The motion passed. So then the free membership program will include 1: any new hams, 2: hams moving into the area, 3: inactive hams coming back to ham radio, 4: hams that have upgraded their licenses.
New Business: Steve W8IZ said that nursing homes are getting the COVID 19 vaccines and they are working. Steve W8IZ also suggests that everyone should get the vaccine shot. Dan KB8A mentioned that he has the information on the liability insurance and will proceed when the club will be able to have gatherings again. Dan KB8A also added that he was able to reduce the telephone bill by $7.00 per month by removing the unlisted feature of the phone number. Rick K8SCI said he submitted the paper work and payment to the Ohio repeater council.
Steve W8IZ called for adjournment. Dan KB8A made a motion to adjourn. Rick K8SCI seconded. Motion passed.
The meeting closed at 1934 hours.
Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.