Board of Directors Meeting, 5 February, 2020
Burt Shultz AB9CV Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
|Burt Shultz AB9CV||Cliff Sowka K9QD||John Douglas KD9KSH|
|Geoff Stevens KA9QGH||Kent Ochs W9KAO||John Zietlow K9WIC|
|Ed Liska AC9SD||Leo Ribordy N9NBH||Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK|
Cliff Sowka K9QD motion to accept the minutes of the December meeting. So Moved.
Chris Brewer AC9GN previously reported 12/01/2019 through 12/31/2019
Beginning balance:$ 5,392.36
Expense:$ 414.91(repeater batteries, dummy load parts, $62.89 data line)
Pending check:$ 1,216.00 (silent key auction receipts)
Ending balance:$ 5,018.45
Notes: Current number of fully paid members: 88
Rob Glowacki N9MVO previously reported our first two events for 2020 will be the MS Walk May 3rd and the 4th of July parade for Hoffman Estates. John K9WIC will email further MS Walk details to email@example.com for upload to site.
John Zietlow K9WIC informed there may be an EMCOMM event in April; expecting to provide more information as it becomes available.
Board authorized John K9WIC during January BOD to research possible participation in the Illinois Digital Emergency Network.
Fusion machine at the hospital will be removed and placed in spares. The machine has not been moved as of tonight. Leo will unplug the equipment this week. Removal of the equipment will be set for some time in the spring.
Bill McGovern W9WEM reported attendance during Construction Project meeting January 25th:
|Steve AC9EM||Burt AB9CV||Robert W9RKK|
|Don KD9NJR||Rob N9MVO||Cliff K9QD|
|Al KD9FIA||Tom KD9KF||Ron WB9PTA|
|Bob W9GEW||Chris AC9GN||Bob W9DXR|
|Dave K9KBM||Terry KM9N||Daryl KB9RHR|
|Terry AE9TJ||Tim KC9NMW||John AC9JS|
|Bruce N9EHA||Kevin K9MKD||Kevin K9BWZ|
|Tim Smith||John KD9KSH||Bob N9JAX|
|Kevin KB9QVX||Pierre K9EYE||Ken KO9H|
Construction Project (CP) cabinet clearance: Planning to schedule club’s help reviewing eligible sale items once the Dummy Load project finishes. Next Hamfest is May @ Sandwich.
Brief discussion regarding Construction Project equipment: Survey is needed in replacing depleted tools, possibly upgrading test equipment, and checking for other resources requiring consideration. No immediate action taken.
Unable to determine any specific source of recent report(s) where a newly-attending Ham(s) was somehow shunned/disappointed by the CP group’s lack of attentiveness. Asking for increased awareness be instilled that will assist in welcoming new participants.
John Schofield AC9JS reports Volunteer Testing Results for February 1, 2020
Participating Volunteer Examiners (VEs):
Next examination date: March 7, 2020 at the Bock Neighborhood Center for the next two months due to CRC space allocation needed for their special events. This venue change will also be posted to our website.
Rob N9MVO submitted this report. So…..the following Amateurs checked into the January 30th net:
|N9MVO Rob (Net Control)||W9RKK ROBERT||WA9E ROBERTO|
|KY0Q RICK||KF5IV OWEN||AC9SD ED|
|N9NBH LEO||K9KMV MIKE||AC9EM STEVE|
|KD9HIK DENNIS||W9WEM BILL||KD9NJR DON|
|KB9QVX KEVIN||KC9NMW TIM||W9AJC DAVE|
|KC9UAB JAMES||W9DXR BOB||N9FJM FRED|
|K9EYE PIERRE||K9MKD KEVIN|
Matt AC9IG, Net Control for the 23rd of January Net reports: 18 Check–ins!
There was a discussion about the dummy load for construction project. It’s expected that the reworked resistors will be available as well as the remaining parts if you still need to pick them up at this Saturday’s construction project.
We also had several discussions about projects that our members are taking on as well as Arduinos, battling robots, dog-like robots and grade school and high school robot building competitions.
|KB9RGU JIM||W9RKK ROBERT||AC9EM STEVE|
|N9NBH LEO||K9KQX MIKE||K9EYE PIERRE|
|N9MVO ROB||K9QD CLIFF||W9YFC DOUG|
|KC9NMW TIM||KD9NJR DON||AC9SD ED|
|KD9LYK JUSTIN||KD9JBS||KB9QVX KEVIN|
|W9DXR BOB||KD9HIK DENNIS||KF5IV|
Radio Hill Gazette RHG
Geoff KA9QGH no report.
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair announced the SARC June Field Day plans are submitted to Daily Herald.
During the Winter Field Day event, the Schaumburg Park District Heartbeat Community Cable Channel interviewed Rob Glowacki N9MVO and Kent Ochs W9KAO and videotaped operator activity for a future segment. Dennis also provided digital photographs from the N9RJV.ORG website for inclusion in the segment.
It’s expected that it will take several months for the interviews to be edited and combined with the digital photographs. Don Clancy and Burke MacDonald will keep Dennis informed. Don Clancy brought up the possibility of doing another segment during our Summer Field Day event.
John KD9KSH reports nothing scheduled in the near–term.
Leo N9NBH said plans for September class remain in place.
Kent W9KAO moved that SARC’s Recording Secretary Minutes will be posted on our website according to Roberts Rules of Order. Leo N9NBH seconded. So moved.
Action Required: Cliff K9QD to inform Webmaster of this action taken to assist in providing timely communication instead of posting planned activities after the event date(s) may have already passed. The goal is to conform to Robert’s Rules of Order and also avoid the current situation of time-sensitive information languishing until the end of a publication month
Kent W9KAO moved the club generate a special appreciation award of $150 to be utilized for presentation at a future time. John KD9KSH will purchase prepaid Visa card. Leo N9NBH seconded. So moved.
Action Required: Chris AC9GN to reimburse John KD9KSH once purchase receipt is presented.
- Internal Revenue Service: Anticipating preparation of our report for 2019.
- State of Illinois Annual Report is completed and ready for submission.
Action Required: Cliff K9QD Sending Annual Report documents to Chris AC9GN so that our $10 fee can be submitted before the State of Illinois filing deadline of March 1st.
Action Required: We need a Budget for 2020.
Need to appoint a Secretary to fulfill Ken’s departure.
Motion to Adjourn:
At 9:00PM the Board meeting was adjourned.
Submitted Feb 6, 2020
Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary