GBARC Meeting Minutes June 2018

Meeting Date: 
June 4, 2018
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 everyone present was done.    

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the May 7th meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-WD9BB seconded by Carl-W9BJ 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 Carl-W9BJ.       

Old Business:

  Brett-K9BY thanked Lyndon-WA9JLD and Dan-K9IBM for helping take down the tower at Ray Turners house.   The club has now acquired some additional tower sections thanks to Ray.    We are providing radio assistance to the Morning Janesville Rotary club Pie ride event Saturday the 16th 6am Lion’s Beach Jnvl.     Brett-K9BY discussed the plans, needs and what the Rotary will provide.   The primary repeater to use will be 145.45 and secondary 146.715    There will be a Fox hunt this Saturday after breakfast at Denny’s.     Brett-K9BY the Summer Field Day event, AL-KC9QQO will be here for the event.   We need three stations, Kevin-KC9PZI will bring his Ft-991 station, Brett-K9BY bring his IC-7300, Greg-K9GJN will bring his TS-2000.   We reviewed our field day needs including bring a hard hat.    Carl-W9BJ is taking care of the food needs.    Tom-N9TOM will provide food supplies (utensils).    Steve-N9SKM will be handling the Press releases.    Greg-K9GJN will be the safety coordinator and will bring equipment tables.       Dean-K9FLO has acquired insurance policy for the Club members and events.    Because we were an ARRL affiliated club, Dean was able to obtain an annual club policy which covers all members at club events, meetings and field days.   It includes a $2million liability protects the Club and members from lawsuits of negligence resulting in bodily injury, property damage or personal injury for a cost to the Club of $200 a year.

New Business

Ivan Makovec-W9AFW is now a Silent Key.     Long time and founding member of GBARC, he also was a pass net operator of the Senile net (14,287).    The Club purchased flowers for Ivan’s Visitation.    

  Brett the Board had its annual meeting; the officers will retain their current positions.    We discussed insurance and to proceed with.    Brett requested a Club budget since we will have an annual insurance bill, Field day(s) expenses and any unplanned expenses.   Since we will have a higher outlay of monies in the future we maybe should think of ways keep our account balance in good condition.    Any ideas on fund raising: 50/50 drawings, raffles, raise dues, a discussion followed including obtaining 503C status for Corp donations.      Brett summer get-together is being put on hold.

   Brett nominated Bob Barker-K9BNR for life-time membership.     Carl-W9BJ motion to make  Bob Barker-K9BNR a life time paid member, seconded by Chuck-WD9BB.    Motion voted on and passed by the membership.  

Motion to adjourn by Greg-K9GJN seconded by Lyndon-WA9JLD




Brett told us about his new 3D printer, how it works, materials and had a printed example.   Floor discussions followed.

 Next Meeting will be  July 2, 2018!

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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