June 14, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:11 p.m. by Club President Bob, N4CU followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. The meeting was delayed by a change of venue to the 1st Baptist church out building.
The meeting was conducted by Club President Bob, N4CU. There were 11 members present.
May minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Jerry, N8PXE. The motion was seconded by Glenn, K4GAG and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
There was no treasure report. However, Bob, N4CU mentioned the bank signature cards for signing over the checking account would be ready for the next meeting.
The repeater report was presented by Steve, N4GXX. The repeater was working fine.
Richard, KE4BFX reported the station was secured.
The Training report was presented by Ron, KI5FR. A second attempt at a satellite demo for gifted student at Riverside elementary school on May 11, 2012 was successful. Mike, N4YFV assisted and fun was had by all. Pictures, thank you notes and QSL cards were passed around to the members.
The website report was presented by Phil, N6COP. The website is working. Phil looked for a number of different alternatives to the current website, but was satisfied with what was in use. The price will be $70.35 annually. Phil N6COP moved we continue with the current provider, seconded by Dick, K6SSD and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
The SYSOP report was presented by Sharon, KJ4TPQ. D-Star repeater is working well. After much discussion, Glenn, K4GAG made a motion to change the daytime link from 30C to 37C. The motion was seconded by Sharon, KJ4TPQ and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
The ARES report was presented by Jerry, N8PXE who is officially the new Okaloosa Co. Emergency Coordinator, (EC) as of June 12, 2012. Florida EC database access is slow. He is signing folks up for EC activities.
The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN. Upcoming activities:
Field Day June 23 - 24
Milton Hamfest July 20-21 Fri-Sat.
Because of the potential issues with our regular meeting place it was felt an inventory of club equipment was needed to assert ownership in case any issues arise. A motion was made by Glenn, K4GAG to direct the station manager to make an inventory of club equipment. It was seconded by Dick, K6SSD and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
After a round table, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Glenn, K4GAG, seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR