Subject: Meeting Minutes of March 5, 2019
The March meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on March 5, 2019 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 6 guests: Glen KD9MGH, Richard WA0UIH, Dale W9SZY, Christian KD9LKQ, Richard NQ9R, Kermit W9XA,
President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Vice President Mike ND9G received DXCC 80 Meters and 5 Band.
Introductions around the room followed. 41 members and 6 guest were in attendance for the meeting.
Minutes from the January meeting were posted on the mcwa.org website for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan KD9M. Dave N9BSA moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Mike KC9Q. The motion passed by voice vote.
Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer’s January report:
Started with $5986.94, December Deposits ($281.82): Dues $281.82;
December Expenses ($0.0); December Interest $0.79.
Ending balance: $6269.55
Started with $6269.55, December Deposits ($10.00): Dues $10.00;
December Expenses ($0.0); December Interest $0.72.
Ending balance: $6280.27
Member count is now 107 Voting members, and 10 family members. Mike ND9G moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Joe W9JCS. The motion passed by voice vote.
President Mike WB8BZK gave a “Review of the Health of MCWA showing trend of membership growing, Meeting attendance growing, great financials, and Great Membership participation in activities.
President Mike WB8BZK announced great feedback from last years, year end dinner and if the club would like to do something again we are looking for a chairperson for the social event.
President Mike WB8BZK announced if the club would like to do Field Day we need to have a committee chairperson and feedback of members that would like to participate.
President Mike WB8BZK announced there will be a MCWA 2019 Member Survey. Initial testing looks good and will be a great feedback to what people would like and other interest moving forward and allow to see if there are groups of members that would like to participate in.
President Mike WB8BZK gave thanks to the MCWA VE testing team and a special thanks to Steve KB9OLD for 15 years of being a VE.
President Mike WB8BZK gave thanks to VP Mike ND9G for all the work and updates to the MCWA Website. Also should anyone find any broken links or issues let VP Mike ND9G know.
Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.
- WCRA 2019 Mid-Winter Hamfest (Wheaton) January 20th, It was well attended litter fewer tables than last year.
- La Porte County Amateur Radio Hamfest February 23rd
- TriCunty Amateur Radio Club Hamfest (Jefferson, WI) March 17th
- Sterling-Rockfalls ARS Hamfest March 17th
- Milwaukee MRAC, MAARS Swapfest March 23rd
- Madison Amateur Radio Association Hamfest April 13th
- VHF Super Conference II April 25th ~ 28th
- See the contest calendar …
Breakfast Algonquin the Last Saturday in March
Dave K9RUF’s wife passed her nurse practitioner test.
Piere K9EYE will be hosting 2M SSB and 220 Nets on Tuesday.
President Mike WB8BZK announced the February meeting show and tell will be scheduled for July / August.
The business meeting was adjourned at 7:54 PM.
Joe N9OK W9FY moved to adjourn, and the motion was seconded by Mike ND9G. The motion passed by voice vote.
Following a short break, Kermit W9XA gave a presentation on ARRL Update. The program wrapped up at 9:08 PM.
Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M