GBARC Meeting Minutes October 2017

Meeting Date: 
October 2, 2017
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 14

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of all the present members was done.    Everyone was asked what their favorite Ham fest was this year: (CFMC-Belvidere won).

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the September 11, 2017 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Greg seconded by Chuck and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasurers report for September.    Greg had the plaque made for Paul Monroe and Greg and Chuck will get it delivered.     Greg received a check for $150 from Carl for the sale of equipment that Paul–K9MEH had donated to the Club.     Greg is still waiting for the bank visit.   Report recommended approval by Lyndon and Dan and the membership approved.

Old Business:

Brett, for the members who were not here for last month’s meeting, we brought up revisions to our Constitution’s By-Laws.    This is to clean up, standardize definitions to Roberts Rules of order and bring the By-Laws up to meet the current needs of the Club.    Brett reviewed the changes with every one present.    A motion to approve the new By-Laws was made by Greg-K9GJN, seconded by Dave-N9IDQ, and the motion was approved by all present.   

Dave-AK9F inquired about search feature on the new web site: Brett will be adding the search and print feature.   Brett is going to add a “ I ‘am a Robot” to reduce spam.     Brett did further explanations on using the new web site.

New Business

Brett: the ARES/RACES coordinator AL-KC9QQO has moved out of the area and they will be looking for a new coordinator and call sign.    This will need to be addressed by Rock Co. ARES/RACES.

Brett is looking for someone to coordinate a Xmas party.

Announcements

None

Program

Lyndon-WA9JLD did a presentation on his recovery of a 6M beam for the Club and issues with SWR.    Lyndon found that some insulators are not insulators at all.    Lyndon recommend check your dielectric insulator(s) for continuity!    Great presentation!

Next Meeting Will Be November 6th!

Recording Secretary: Dean K9FLO