Minutes – June 2016

Subject: McHenry County Wireless Association
Regular Meeting minutes – June 7, 2016

The June meeting was called to order by President Jim, N7US at 7:00 p.m. on June 7, 2016 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Jim, N7US.

President Jim extended a welcome to all and asked if there were visitors or guests present. There were none present.

Introductions around the room followed. Thirty-one people were in attendance for the meeting.

President Jim encouraged all to join the club Yahoo reflector, K9RN, visit the club website at mcwa.org, and join the MCWA Facebook page to keep up on club news and information. Jerry N9AVY is the newsletter editor, Dave NT9E keeps the Facebook page up to date while Ken KB9I is the webmaster.

The minutes from the May meeting were published for review on the club website by Secretary Roger, KF9D. Dave NT9E moved to accept the minutes as published, seconded by Kent, K9KMD. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe, N9OK reported a balance of $4628.22 in the club treasury. Paid membership for 2016 is now up to 90 plus 1 associate member. John, K9JK made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Glenn, K9GLN. The motion passed by voice vote.

Under the topic of announcements, Jim noted that VE testing, hamfest and Dxpedition calendars are well covered in the club newsletter by Jerry, N9AVY. Contact Jerry if you are not receiving the newsletter via email.

Regarding public service, in exchange for the use of the shelter Emricson Park for Field Day, MCWA has agreed to provide communications for the Woodstock Challenge Run on June 11. Ken KB9I volunteered to coordinate the communications event for the club. Eight club members had previously volunteered to assist in the event.

Further announcements, Jim reminded the group that the W9DXCC Convention will be held on Sept. 17, 2016 at the Hyatt Woodfield in Schaumburg, preceded on the 16th by DX and Contest University sessions. See W9DXCC.com for further details.

The most recent VE test session resulted in 2 passing license exams, one for Technician and one for Extra class licenses. John,

K9JK informed the group that the Central States VHF Society will hold its annual conference in Rochester, Mn. at the end of July. John also has tickets available for purchase for the Six Meter Club of Chicago hamfest at the Dupage Co. Fairgrounds to be held on June 19th.

Jeff, KC9WSJ, has previously volunteered to take over the position of club librarian. The material has been cataloged and a list of available material is on the club website. Members wishing to check out material should contact Jeff in advance so he can bring the requested material to the monthly meeting.

A brief update on the recent Dayton Hamvention was given by several members that attended.

Under the topic of Old Business, the new constitution requires that 2 positions be filled on the Board of Directors for the club. President Jim had nominated Dave, KA9OZP to chair the nominating committee with the assistance of the current officers. Dave presented two candidates for the positions; John, KA9CAR for a one year term expiring September 2017, and Jack, W9MU for a two year term expiring September 2018. Following these nominations, President Jim asked for further nominations from the floor. There were none. John, K9JK moved the nominations be closed, seconded by Joe, N9OK. The motion passed by voice vote. President Jim declared both nominees elected to the board for the terms noted above.

President Jim invited everyone to join the group that meets at the Cottage in Crystal Lake immediately after the club meeting for pizza and camaraderie.

There was no new business

A motion to adjourn the business meeting by Al, KB9EQ and seconded by Joe, K9DMV was made and approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.

After a short break, Roger, KF9D gave a presentation on the plans for the MCWA field day to be held June 25/26, 2016 at Emricson Park, Woodstock.

Respectfully Submitted, Roger Scott, KF9D, MCWA Secretary