Minutes – September 2019

Meeting Minutes of September 3, 2019

The September meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on Sep 3, 2019 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9AT.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 2 guests: Gary W9TD, and Karen KB9DGN.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. None noted.

Introductions around the room followed. 43 members and 2 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the August meeting were posted on the mcwa.org website for review by Secretary Dan KD9M. John K9JK moved to accept the minutes with emailed updates, and the motion was seconded by Mike KC9Q. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer’s September report:
Started with $5566.72, Deposits $40.00: Dues $40.00;
Expenses ($220.00):ARRL Insrance for 2019-2020 $200.00, Interest $0.22.
Ending balance: $5406.94
Member count is now 122 Voting members, 114 full members and 8 family members. Joe W9JCS moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Mike ND9G. The motion passed by voice vote.

President Mike WB8BZK anounced Gary’s KD9FML mother passed August 23rd, President Mike’s WB8BZK Father-in-law passed away. President Mike asked for a moment of silence.

Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.

Quincy IL Hamfest Paloma, IL Aug 11th
Racine Megacycle Freefest – Racine, WI Aug 11th.  nt alot of stuff.
Ozaukee RC’s Fall Swapfest – Cedarburg, WI September 8th
W9DXCC Convention- St. Charles September 14th
Peoria Superfest – Peoria September 15th
CFMC Radio Expo – Belvidere September 29th
Superfest HRO – Milwaukee September 27th/28th


See the contest calendar …

Upcoming MCWA Presentations

October Arduino and ESP-8266 in the ham shack Ralph WB9ICF
November MCWA Dinner / Social
December Ham Radio in the mid-1950s Tom W9NBG
January TBD TBD
February TBD TBD
March ARRL Update Kermit W9XA

Other Announcements
Kirk KD9KPA If you are interested in some old QSTs contact him.
Pierre K9EYE anounced Dave KD9ESL returned from Florida and is listening on the repeater but still not able to speak after the stroke. Reach out and say hi.

New Business
Scout Camporee October 5th. Jurassic Island theme. Would like us to setup communications to the outside world “if something went wrong”
Requesting 2 Amateur Radio Stations, Morse Code Demo & Activity
Activity will be on 2 Meters and 6 Meters
Need Volunteers for the following

Projet Co-Leader
Bring & Setup two stations & Antennas
Station Operators
Morse Code Demo & Activity
Quick Introduction to our Activity
Provide ready Local Home / Mobile QSOs
Ham Related Video for 60 inch monitor
Tear Down

Dave K9AT is building a resource list. Please send Dave where you get parts for Ham radio projects and other needs. This will be posted to the web site when finished.

Election of new Officers & Director
Nominating committe:
Chairperson: Kent Dulaney K9KMD
Directors-at-large: Roger KF9D & Gary KD9FML

2 Officers have agreed to serve again if elected:

President – Mike Metroka WB8BZK
Vice President – Dan Larson KD9M (move over from Secretary)

Nominating committee has selected these additinoal canidates:
Secretary – Ralph Iden WB9ICF
Treasurer – Dean Hettel WD9FOO
Director (2-year term) – Mike Salak KC9Q

Nominations from the floor
Pierre K9EYE nominated Ralph Iden WB9ICF for President
Ralph declined this nomination to keep the nomination for Secretary
Pierre K9EYE nominated Dave K9AT for Vice President
Dave declined this nomination at this time
Pierre K9EYE nominated Ken KO9H for Director
Ken declined this nomination at this time
President Mike WB8BZK asked for a voice vote of acclamation for the nominations. 1 abstain, 41 Voted Yes

The business meeting was adjourned at 7:52 PM.
Loren K3RFC moved to adjourn, and the motion was seconded by Dean WD9FOO. The motion passed by voice vote.

Following a short break, President Mike WB8BZK Started the Auction The program wrapped up at 8:52 PM.

Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M