GBARC Meeting Minutes July 2018

Meeting Date: 
July 2, 2018
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 13

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of everyone present was done.    

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the June 4th meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Carl-W9BJ seconded by Tom-N9TOM and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the current treasurer’s report.    Motion to approve Treasurer Report by Chuck-WD9BB and seconded by Bob-K9BNR.       

Old Business:     Brett-K9BY thanked everyone for helping out at the PIE ride event, it was very successful.   We received a thank you card from Norma Makovec, for the flowers at Ivan’s funeral.      Ivan’s son is selling Ivan’s equipment and is asking for club help.    Dean-K9FLO suggested we sell the equipment at a Ham-fest for a 10% commission.      Brett-K9BY will contact Ivan’s son about the idea and having someone make an equipment list.    Brett-K9BY what is the status of 50/50 tickets, Greg-K9GJN has the tickets printed, we will start next month.    Brett-K9BY discussed the 503c, Dean-K9FLO will check into.    The Club presented the lifetime plaque to Bob K9BNR at the Field Day event.    Carl-W9DL showed some great pictures from this year’s Field Day.   Field Day counts: 1435 total, CW: 522, phone 906, no digital (FT-8 program needs improvements).    We had contacts in all but two states (AK, HI), 6m= 54; averaged 60 contacts per hour.   Beloit Daily News did interviews and took pictures.   Suggestions of adding more entrance signage (51 & 14) and Hwy F.    A discussion followed on the results and changes.     Next year set up a 50’ hinged tower for six meters next to the wooden structure.   Brett-K9BY: check into obtaining a trailer for hauling our tower sections and equipment storage.

New Business

Brett-K9BY received an e-mail from a lady who has an antenna to be taken down (roof top mount), we decided no roof top work.    Chuck-WD9BB suggested we having more club presence in the community such as special events.    Brett-K9BY we have many options/events going on in the area (farmers market, business parking lots, events).    Will check into.

A motion to adjourn by Greg-K9GJN seconded by Lyndon-WA9JLD.





 Next Meeting will be  August 6, 2018!

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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