Minutes – September 2018

Subject: Meeting Minutes of September 4, 2018

The September meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:11 p.m. on September 4, 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 5 guests Dave K9ZIB, Dale W9SZY, Dwayne Interested, Carl K0CHW, Jack KD9JLG.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Desmond (KB3LKM) received the International Friendship award.

Introductions around the room followed. 41 members + 5 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the August meeting were posted on the mcwa.org website for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan, KD9M. David N9BSA moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by John KA9CAR. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer’s June report: Started with $4743.59, had $105 of dues and deposits, Expenses 237.44, and $0.60 interest. Ended with $4611.75.
Member count is now 97 Voting members, and 9 family members.
Ken KB9I moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Dave NT9E. The motion passed by voice vote.


Several Ham Fests/Gatherings/Contest over the next couple months.

    • Ozaukee RC’s Fall Swapfest – Cedarburg, WI September 8th
    • W9DXCC Convention – Schaumburg September 14th
    • Peoria Superfest – Peoria September 15th
    • CFMC Radio Expo – Belvidere September 22th
    • See the contest calendar for more…

President Mike WB8BZK announced the Dinner Social at Village Squire in Crystal Lake on Nov 6th. Spouse / Guest are invited. Will be individual checks 6PM starts social and 7PM dinner.

President Mike WB8BZK asked for people to think about presentations for Feb and March 2019. October (Jack W9MU) Antenna Analysis Software, December (Dan KD9M) Intro to Software Defined Radios.

Other Announcements

We passed around cards to sign for Paul WD9DWP and asked if you have a way send some QSL cards his way.

Jack W9MU asked to get feedback on his new to HAM class and how many would be interested if something was to be run again.

President Mike WB8BZK informed everyone the Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Project is on. The District is planning a STEM day for October 20th. Part of this will include the Merit Badge. There will be 2 sessions one from 8:~11:30 and the 2nd from 1 ~ 4:40 will be about 30 scouts. Looking for stations that will be able to be on the air to make contacts with the scouts.


There we no nominations for officers so all officers remain for 1 more year.

Roger (KF9D) anounced Gary KD9FML was nominated for New director.
After vote Ken (KB9I) and Roger (KF9D) counted the votes with Gary KD9FML winning the election.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 PM.

Following a short break, President Mike (WB8BZK) performed an auction on equipment donated to the club
The program wrapped up at 9:20 PM.

Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M