Board of Directors Meeting, 7 October, 2020
With the help of Geoff KA9QGH’s ZOOM-enabled call, 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 Danny Kafka KD9HIL John Zietlow K9WIC
Ed Liska AC9SD Leo Ribordy N9NBH Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK
Kent Ochs W9KAO
Cliff Sowka K9QD. No Report due to previous September ZOOM file being too large to transmit. Transcription of that meeting is not available but video may surface somehow if the electrical size can be managed and made available to the membership.
Election process for 2021 was discussed during the September meeting and call for leadership/volunteer was made to help SARC fulfill offices. It was decided avoidance of a mail-in vote process could be accomplished if we were able to secure sufficient nominations for the vacating Board seats and if we were able to convince current office-holders to serve an additional term. 30-Day advanced publication required according to our By-Laws of the current officer slate with the plan to certify officers for 2021 by vote of acclimation during the November meeting was accomplished with Mike K9KMV’s RHG publication for September:
November 18th, 2020
Club Officers and Board of Directors
All Offices -1 Year term Board of Directors-3 year terms
Vote for One Vote for two
Geoff Stevens KA9QGH_________
Danny Kafka KD9HIL___________ Ed Lishka_AC9SD_______________
Secretary Special Recognition Awards
Cliff Sowka K9QD______________ On Hiatus for this cycle__________
Chris Brewer AC9GN. No Report.
Rob Glowacki N9MVO. No Report.
John Zietlow K9WIC informed he will summarize the results of the event held Saturday morning Sep 26th, from 0900-1200. Event was organized to establish a resource net and other activities.
Leo N9NBH reported the hospital machine, coax, antenna, and lightning suppressor has been placed in his basement for the moment. Mike K9KQX and Leo went to St. Alexius and removed the repeater.
Leo will offer his ideas for the surplus machine during New Business.
Bill McGovern W9WEM. No report
Ed Lishka AC9SD. No Report
Radio Hill Gazette RHG:
No Report. Mike K9KMV was able to publish the proposed 2021 Officer Slate in the September RHG.
Insurance, Meeting Room Reservations for the Airport, Tennis Plus Basement, and CRC, need to be renewed for 2021. Cliff K9QD to resurrect previous traffic to assist in establishing the proper governmental contacts required.
Geoff KA9QGH. No report.
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chair reported there may not be a published re-opening plan from the Schaumburg Park District for several months. Apparently permanent employee terminations have occurred and the limited staff remaining have no information at the moment.
John KD9KSH. Present. Nothing to report for obvious reasons. Dirk W0RI has suggested a Road Rally event via SARC-ALL. Interest is building.
Leo N9NBH. No Report.
Bill Crocket KD9AUP has moved; a new chairman will be required. A presentation for the October Business Meeting is currently planned.
An invoice was presented for “Website Listing Service”. Invoice was referred to Matt Walsh for verification. Ed AC9SD will send the invoice notice (due December) to Chris AC9GN so that our Domain N9RJV.ORG is renewed for 3-years at $180.
Fusion Machine: Leo N9NBH moved we replace the current 440 machine with the Fusion machine currently in storage. Since there are new members with digitally-enabled equipment, it would be a good idea to upgrade our 440 capability. Kent W9KAO had previously expressed desire to retain our current occupancy (squatter’s rights!) at the Plum Grove tower so it will require some logistics/hardware solutions to enable the additional internet connectivity if the machine remains at Plum Grove. Seconded by Geoff KA9QGH. So Moved.
SK Tower Removal. John KD9KSH is organizing the removal of Ken Krzywicki KD9HIJ’s tower. Current plan is to meet Saturday October 17th at 8:30 AM.
Motion to Adjourn:
Meeting adjourned 7:55PM. Submitted October 8th 2020. Cliff Sowka K9QD Interim Secretary