Board of Directors Meeting, 8 January, 2020
Leo Ribordy N9NBH Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Cliff Sowka K9QD motion to accept the minutes of the December meeting. So Moved.
Chris Brewer AC9GN reports 12/01/2019 through 12/31/2019
Beginning balance: $ 5,392.36
Income: $ 1257.00
Expense: $ 414.91 (repeater batteries, dummy load parts, $62.89 data line)
Pending check: $ 1216.00 (silent key auction receipts)
Ending balance: $ 5,018.45 Notes: Current number of fully paid members: 88
Rob Glowacki N9MVO reported our first two events for 2020 will be the MS Walk May 3rd and the 4th of July parade for Hoffman Estates.
John Zietlow K9WIC may restart EMCOMM Saturdays; more information soon. Wheaton Hamfest has offered free table space for local clubs to facilitate promotional efforts in enlisting new members. We’re not prepared enough to take advantage this year.
Board authorizes John K9WIC to research possible participation in the Illinois Digital Emergency Network.
Fusion machine at the hospital will be removed and placed in spares.
Bill McGovern W9WEM reported activity during two SARC Construction Project meetings in December.
The following folks were in attendance:
Dec 14 Dec 28
Russ KC9NUV Tim KC9NMW
Abe KD9OFB Abe KD9OFB
Jack W9YY Dave K9ZIB
Cliff K9QD Leo N9NBH
Burt AB9CV Sid KD9OLJ
Al KD9FIA Cliff K9QD
Chris AC9GN Daryl KB9RHR
Bernie KC9SGV Dave K9KMB
Rob W9RKK Kevin K9MKD
Bill KD9AUP Rob N9MVO
Robert W9RKK Robert W9RKK
Terry AE9TJ Phil WB9C
Leo N9NBH Ron WB9PTA
Ron WB9PTA Terry AE9TJ
John KD9KSH Jack W9YY
Doug W9YFC Al KD9FIA
Lou N9LTW Ken KO9H
Mike K9KQX Pierre K9EYE
Pierre K9EYE Bob N9JAX
Daryl KB9RHR Mike K9KMV
Ken KO9H Dennis KD9HIK
Lucas KB9UGJ Steve AC9EM
Mike K9KMV John K9WIC
Steve AC9MM Burt AB9CV
Bob N9JAX Bob W9DXR
Dennis KD9HIK Bruce N9EHA
Kevin KB9QVX Kevin K9BWZ
Bruce N9EHA Bill W9WEM
The next SARC Construction Project meeting will be on January 11, 2020 held at the Schaumburg Park District Tennis Club (Schaumburg Tennis Plus) beginning at 8:00 AM.
John Schofield AC9JS reports Volunteer Testing Results for January 4, 2020
|Allen, James W||KD9ONV||General|
|Zielezinski, Michael R||KD9ONW||Technician|
|Watkins, Ean M||KD9ONX||Technician|
Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):
Next examination date: February 1, 2020
Radio Hill Gazette RHG
Bob Benwitz N9JAX submitted the following report:
12/2 Gary Bernstein N9VU Gary was trying to confirm his membership acceptance (I acknowledged his application but told him it was “in process” status and referred this matter to the Board).
12/14 Bernie Dekok Bernie was trying to confirm his dues submission via Paypal from an iPhone device. There apparently is some technical issue with that interface so he talked to Chris Brewer.
12/15 Tim Smith KC9NMW Tim was checking on the next membership meeting time and date
12/23 Justin Rapacz KD9JFN a new ham interested in the club
12/28 Anthony Berg AC9PL enjoys using our repeater and wants to become a member
Schaumburg Park District plans to interview our club during our Winter Field Day Event the 25th
Saturday of January.
Harper College Maker’s Space: Leo N9NBH will inquire with the school to ascertain if SARC should/could be a participant.
John KD9KSH confirmed with Garibaldi’s Restaurant for the SARC Christmas/Holiday Party Thursday, January 16th, we will meet at 7:00 PM. Cliff will send a note to Rob to determine plans for audio set-up.
Date and Time: Thursday, Jan 16th, at 7:00 PM (replaces our normal January meeting)
Place: Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery
2346 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
Leo N9NBH no new updates. Plans for September remain in place.
Danny KD9HIL has prepared a listing of proposed educational courses for Bill Crockett KD9AUP. Danny could make these presentations available for use at future meetings.
Leo N9NBH reminded we are in need of a Membership Chair. Effort of ~1 hour per week is required. Current inquiries are captured electronically with both text and audio record retention. Kent W9KAO will set a new traffic-forwarding path to Geoff’s KA9QGH email for follow-up.
Winter Field Day. Leo N9NBH will work with Mike K9KMV to determine status of preparations, radios, and tarps for Winter Field Day. Starts 1PM for a 24-hour event. Mike K9KMV earlier reported further planning for Winter Field Day Jan 25th at the CRC will be communicated to the membership as plans coalesce.
Annual Corporate Report from the State of Illinois is expected this month. SARC Corp Agent of Record: Cliff K9QD is currently the club’s Registered Agent.
Internal Revenue Service: Anticipating we will need to prepare our report for 2019.
We need a Budget for 2020.
Construction Project cabinet clearance: Planning to schedule club’s help reviewing eligible sale items once the Dummy Load project finishes.
Kent W9KO suggested we move the 50-AMP supply from the basement of Construction Project to the repeater site for storage and have ready access for any needed backup.
Burt AB9CV has been selected as SARC Chairman for 2020 by acclamation.
Frank N9QPD moved to empower attending club officers voting authority in Board of Directors Meetings. Kent W9KAO seconded. So moved.
Bob Langsfeld WB9TZC reported on the Pekin Illinois location of Salvation Army’s use of our donated Rohn 45 Tower. The SATERN team thanked the Schaumburg Amateur Radio club for the donation and reported the required effort for equipment installation is now underway.
Motion to Adjourn:
At 9:09PM the Board meeting was adjourned.
Submitted January 9th, 2020
Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary during Ken Krzywicki’s KD9HIJ Scheduled Absence