Minutes – July 2019

Subject: Meeting Minutes of July 2, 2019

The July meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on July 2, 2019 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Mike KC9Q.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 3 guests: Steve Butski, George Lin KD9NLI, Karen KB9DGM.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. George KD9NLI passed tech and General.

Introductions around the room followed. 46 members and 3 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the May meeting were posted on the mcwa.org website for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan KD9M. John KA9CAR moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Doug KD9PK. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer’s May report:
Started with $6371.85, May Deposits ($20.00): Dues $20.00;
May Expenses ($220.74):Field Day Site Rental 210.00, reimbursement for May speaker dinner 10.74; May Interest $0.81.
Ending balance: $6171.92
Member count is now 117 Voting members, and 8 family members. VP Mike ND9G AC9RQ moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by John K9JK. The motion passed by voice vote.

President Mike WB8BZK announced Officer & Director Elections September 3rd meeting. Nominating committee consist of Chairperson: Jim McDonald N7US and Directors-at-Large: Roger Scott KF9D & Gary Dembski KD9FML.

Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.

    • Wheaton Hamfest June 16th, Several attended had great weather most things were gone by 11:00.
    • South Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club July 6th


Upcoming MCWA Presentations

    • August Show & Tell
    • September Auction + MCWA Elections
    • October TBD
    • November MCWA Dinner / Social

Other Announcements
Presdent Mike WB8BZK announced Save the date for November 5th Village Squire. In September will start taking reservations.
Pierre K9EYE thanked the club for all the emails and cards after the passing of Smokey.
Hank – Storm took down his antenna and needs help putting up a MFJ vertical.
Mike KC9Q – has microwave book if someone is interested in borrowing.
Ken KB9I – donated 2 handheld radios from Motorola.
John K9JK – CQ VHF contest Grid is the exchange on 2M and 6M only.
Motorola will be having special event celebrating 1st Man on the moon.
Pierre K9EYE suggested tables to be changed for the show and tell meeting allowing easier movement to see and touch items.

Old Business
None noted.

The business meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM.
Doug KD9PK moved to adjourn, and the motion was seconded by John K9JK. The motion passed by voice vote.

Following a short break, President Mike WB8BZK gave a presentation on the survey results. The program wrapped up at 8:57 PM.

Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M