Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting August 3rd, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting August 3, 2022


Ed Lishka AC9SD Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.




Ed Lishka  AC9SD John Douglas  KD9KSH John Zietlow K9WIC
Kent Ochs W9KAO Barry Friedman K9FMB Danny Kafka KD9HIL
Cliff Sowka K9QD Charlene Treve K9CMZ John Schofield AC9JS


Secretary’s Report


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Ed Lishka AC9SD moved to approve the July BOD Minutes with the following revision:


  • The July Business Meeting was not canceled by the Board of Directors


Danny Kafka KD9HIL seconded. So Moved.


Treasurer’s Report:


Barry Friedman K9FMB provides the following:


Month:                 August 2022


Checkbook Balance 30-Jun                                           $6,906.31

INCOME MEMO                                                                $     90.00

Deposit 7-Jul Dues Kocourek                                       $     20.00

Deposit 7-Jul Dues Friedman                                       $     25.00

Deposit 7-Jul Dues Berube                                           $     20.00

Deposit 7-Jul Dues Kazlo                                                $     25.00

DISBURSEMENTS MEMO                                               $   846.20

ACH 6-Jul AT&T DSL                                                         $     62.82

Chk 1266 6-Jul   Glowacki Field Day                           $     10.42

Chk 1267 6-Jul   Brewer Field Day                              $     73.77

Chk 1268 6-Jul   Sowka Field Day                                $   258.64

Chk 1269 6-Jul   Friedman Field Day                          $   258.55

Chk 1270 7-Jul   USPS PO Box                                      $   182.00


Deposit not included


Account Balance 31-Jul Bank Statement                $6,150.11

Checks Outstanding

Adjusted balance                                                             $6,150.11

31-Jul Checkbook balance                                            $6,150.11

Petty Cash 31-Jul                                                              $   201.00

PayPal 31-Jul held hostage by PayPal                       $1,425.98

+petty cash – special Accts Funds Avail                   $6,351.11


83 paid members


Barry K9FMB explained we’re currently blocked from using PayPal until such time as our identity is verified.  Our original PayPal account was established in 2005 as a private, individual user and apparently a recent software audit requires SARC provide updated identity before our account can be returned to normalcy.   There are Dues renewals stuck in the system at the moment.  Barry will explore what actions are needed to establish the account as a corporate (non-profit?) entity to regain access to the system.




Cliff K9QD moved to authorize our Treasurer’s attempts to modify the account to a business entity, supply required ownership documents, and determine if SARC could avoid a monthly fee (maybe 501c3 exemption?).  John Shofield AC9JS seconded.  So Moved.


Public Service 


Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present.




John Zietlow K9WIC anticipates there will be activity this fall.




Wires-X installation at the Barrington Road facility will be audited to implement better control.


Construction Project (CP)


Cliff Sowka K9QD reports he will be on the lookout for approved consumables purchases during the two remaining hamfests this summer.  Items such as real Pb-Solder, bench-mounted vice, hand tools, freeze spray, contact cleaner, decent test leads, PL259 & SO239 connectors, are in need of replenishment for the fall CP sessions.

VE Testing


John Schofield AC9JS reports there are no candidates currently scheduled.




Barry Friedman K9FMB reports Nets continue to be well attended.  We are in need of a host for the second Tuesday of the month TechNet.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG 


Mike K9KMV No Report.




Scott DeSantis KB9VRW Membership Chair.  No Report.




Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chairman not present.




John Douglas KD9KSH reported our July Picnic went well; about 30 attendees.  Many club members assisted with the picnic in one way or another and his appreciation goes out to all the members of SARC.




Leo N9NBH not present.




John Zietlow K9WIC working on possible program for the August Business Meeting.


Old Business




New Business


Matt Walsh AC9IG requested BOD confirm the date our new dues will go into effect.  Matt recommended April 1, 2023 to match up with what the bylaws say about the grace period for renewals.  John Zietlow K9WIC will send Matt EM to agree with the suggestion.


Cliff K9QD requested consumables purchase authorization of up to $150 for Construction Project’s (CP) resumption in September.  John Shofield AC9JS moved and Ed Lishka AC9SD seconded.  So Moved.


Adjourn 8:09 PM.

Submitted Aug 4, 2022    Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary