GBARC Meeting Minutes April 2022

Meeting Date: 
April 4, 2022
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Virtual Presence: 11

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO read the minutes from our March 7, 2022 video meeting.      Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Treasurer Report: Greg-K9GJN presented the Treasurers report.    We have a good balance in our club account.      Paid out monies for our tables at the Jefferson Hamfest and that was our only outlay of money.     Motion to approve the treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Jim-kd9gdy.

Old Business:     

Brett-k9by and Greg-k9gjn did not get a chance to follow up on the availability of call sign WD9O, will continue to checking on call signs.     Winter Field day final score: 4836.     Jim-kd9gdy gave the initial results for the Wi QSO party.    Jim-kd9gdy thanked the participances, Chuck-wd9bb, Greg-k9gjn, Brett-k9by and Jim-kd9gdy; it looks like we did well.       Brett-k9by, the Jefferson Hamfest looks like they had very good attendance this year and everyone was happy with their sales.     Brett-k9by qso Ham-expo (online ham), did anybody particate, no.   


New Business

Jim-kd9gdy donated to the club on behalf of Harry-k9dvb a HealthKit 20m monobander with PS, keyer and accessories.     Jim-kd9gdy tried to sell it at the Hamfest but had no buyers.     It is now at Chucks-wd9bb QTH for storage till the next Hamfest.     Brett-k9by informed us Kurt-ke9n has donated a Astron RS-50a to the club.       Kurt-ke9n showed everyone his Balum he is building and informed us of the passing of his Mother-in-law.    Everyone passed on their condolences.     Brett-k9by Club elections tonight with two open positions and we do have enough for a quorum.     The board has five members voted in for two terms (years).     They are voted on the first year for two positions and the next year for three positions.    The board titles are determined by a special board meeting.        Dean-k9flo and Greg-k9gjn terms expire this year.      Jim-kd9gdy looking for two candidates to fill the two positions open this year.     Greg-k9gjn and Dean-k9flo offered to run again.    Brett-k9by are there any other nominations: none, nominations are closed.       Brett-k9by called for a motion to approve the nominations of Dean-k9flo and Greg-k9gjn.    Brett-k9by called for approval/vote for the nominations for board for the 2022-2024.      Approvals: yes, by 7 non board members and the board members.    A motion to approve the new board made by Brett-k9by and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.    Brett-k9by reminded everyone Breakfast this Saturday.     Brett-k9by Janesville Rotary contacted me about this year’s PIE ride.    I am going to attend one of their meetings to discuss communications.     They would like to expend their communications to their stag vehicles.     Besides Club Ham operators, maybe having some of their own members get their Ham licenses or obtaining getting GRMS licenses which would give them use of the GRMS repeaters.     Brett-k9by will bring it up at the Rotary meeting.    ARRL new FCC licensing fees for most changes have increased!      No updates on the return to the Fire dept. location.       Dean-k9flo are there any plans on having presentation?      Brett-k9by discussed our options on different formats (zoom, jitso), programs and the Madison zoom presentations.      April: three months till Field Day, and the Fire dept training grounds is reserved.      Brett-k9by discussed different ideas to change, add, rearrange for this year’s Field Day.     Conrard-w9dl has two antennas to donate for field day.   

Meeting adjourned at 7:52pm

Motion to adjourn by Lyndon-wa9jld seconded by Chuck-wd9bb

Program:  none


Next Meeting will be June 6, 2022. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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