Minutes – January 2018

Subject: Meeting Minutes of January 2, 2018

The January meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:01 p.m. on January 2, 2018 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9RUF.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present.

We had 1 guests: Fred AC9RQ was in attendance.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc issued since Last meeting; Terry AC9RW upgraded to extra and Hannah KD9JUN took and passed his General. Gary KD9FML received worked all states mixed Digital / FT8. Mike WB8BZK received 5 Band DXCC.

Introductions around the room followed. 33 members + 1 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the December meeting were published for review on the club website by Secretary Dan, KD9AHQ. John K9JK moved to accept the minutes with correction of missing attendance of 26 members and 2 visitors, and the motion was seconded by Roger KF9D. The motion passed by voice vote.

In Treasurer Joe, N9OK absence there was no treasury report for January.

President Mike, WB8BZK announced that dues for 2018 are now being collected but with Joe N9OK not being present you could mail the dues in or wait till next month.

President Mike, WB8BZK encouraged all to join the club Yahoo reflector, K9RN.

Several upcoming operating activities, Winter Field Day, Ham Breakfast Algonquin Golden Coral Jan 27th Waukesha Jan 6th.

Desmond KB3LKM will be traveling to Ireland and looking to operate. He is interested in ideas for portable antennas.

Under the topic of old business,
President Mike, WB8BZK talked about 2018 Field day planning and Roger KF9D will chair a committee and check the previously used location to see if noise issue is still present.

President Mike, WB8BZK is waiting for an update for the Boy Scouts for a merit badge event.

Under the topic of new business,
The radio donated by Kathy Pease was a Drake TR7 with power supply.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m. John KA9CAR moved to close and the motion was seconded by Dave NT9E

Following a short break, President Mike WB8BZK presented an interesting program: “Antarctic RF Adventure”.

All members left the bank facility at approximately 9:10 pm.

Minutes recorded by Club Secretary Dan, (KD9AHQ), KD9M