Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Special Session November 15, 2018

A Special Meeting was convened to Consider Bylaw Change Proposal


Leo Ribordy N9NBH Danny Kafka KD9HIL John Zubay AC9CP
Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ Kent Ochs W9KAO Frank Giampa N9QPD
Matt Walsh AC9IG Geoff Stevens KA9QGH Mike Sorensen K9KQX
Larry Barker K9FLT John Douglas KD9KSH Robert Kocourek W9RKK
John Zietlow K9WIC Peter Maziuk N9POL Terry Jarholm AE9TJ
Bob Benwitz N9JAX Dirk Smith W0RI Dennis Calvey KD9HIK
Chris Brewer AC9GN Bill Crockett KD9AUP Rob Glowacki N9MVO
Burt Schultz AB9CV Edward Lishka AC9SD Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ
Steve Karson AC9EM Bill McGovern W9WEM Cliff Sowka K9QD
Wake Wacaser AF9I John Shofield AC9JS Mike Sorensen K9KQX
Kevin Willard KB9QVX

Frank Giampa N9QPD Chairman Called the Special Session to order at 7:42 PM.  Dirk W0RI read the proposed Bylaw change into the record: Code of Conduct By Laws 8-2-18 version 4.2 SARC RHG.


Frank N9QPD stated the rules for membership dialog with a limit of 3 minutes for each contributor to ask questions and state their case allowing the Committee adequate time for response.

Discussion ensued; questions on some of the proposal’s details were asked and then addressed.  Several members stated they agreed there is a need to have a process for dismissal of undesirable members but the current proposal seems too lengthy, ambiguous, and contains grammatical errors that preclude any club protection from any potential legal challenge.

Others wished for a more concise and simplified Bylaw that would allow the general membership to decide an undesirable member’s situation and not solely a power granted to the Board of Directors.

Kent W9KAO moved a return to the Committee for further deliberation and craft a more concise offering for the club to consider in the next month(s).  Terry AE9TJ Seconded.  So Moved.

Frank requested volunteers from the general membership join the Committee’s goal in editing a Code of Conduct:

Officers currently on Committee:

Dirk W0RI

Peter N9POL


Club members to join Committee:

John AC9JS


John K9WIC

Kevin KB9QVX

It is anticipated tonight’s assignment back to Committee could take one/two months deliberation and therefore membership could receive another Code of Conduct Proposal soon.

Adjourn 8:58 PM

Submitted:  November 16, 2018 Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary