Club Minutes

                     December 13, 2012


This meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Club President Bob, N4CU followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. 



The meeting was conducted by Club President Bob, N4CU. There were 18 members present.


Secretary Report:

November minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website.  A motion was made to accept the minutes by Glen, K4GAG. The motion was seconded by Bob, W6VVA and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Treasurer Report:

The Treasurer report was presented by Bob, N4CU. A Motion was made by Mike KJ4FNA to pay the 2013 insurance bill. The motion was seconded by Steve, N4GXX and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Repeater Report:

The repeater report was presented by Steve, N4GXX.  The repeater is working. In addition, the D-Star repeater Port C on 145.130 will go to 145.150 on Sunday 16 Dec. 


Station Report:

Richard, KE4BFX reported the station was working. Cal, W4GMH reported we received 5 50’ utility poles from a generous benefactor.  They are at the club site.  In addition, we need to have a meeting in January 2013, to discuss the station rework directly related to the floor painting and other spruce up activities by the Dorcus Fire department.


Training Report:

Ron, KI5FR reported the results of the training class at the Navarre Fire Station on Sat. 1 Dec.  A total of 11 took the class and all passed their test at a testing session the following week.  Also, the club loaned out an HT to new Ham Jim, KK4MRQ.  He brought it back at this meeting.  The HTs are serving their purpose.  On Friday 14 Dec, we will donate an ARRL Library pack of books to the library.  Press coverage is expected. 


D-STAR Report:

N4GXX Reported participation is falling off for the Saturday night D-Star Instructional Net.  He is looking to get more topics and publicize it better.


Website Report:

The website report was presented by Phil, N6COP who confirmed the website was working.  Phil has decorated the site in the Spirit of Christmas.


ARES Report:

The ARES report was presented by Bob, N4CU.  Reported the Santa Rosa ARES is picking up steam based on his attendance at their recent meeting.  


Activities Report:

The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN and Cal,W4GMH.  


Activities Complete:

10 Nov (Sat) – Veteran’s Day Parade was a success.

1 Dec (Sat) – Crestview Christmas Parade (W4GMH email report)

The presentation of the 2012 MAIN STREET CRESTVIEW CHRISTMAS PARADE was one of the smoothest run, best organized ever.  


Those are the comments I have gotten from many people who were there, and many of the Main Street Crestview Association members who were there as volunteer workers.  


There were only a few of the entries that were out of order (and I understand that was because they were determined to be together with some of their friends units... but probably 88 of the 91 numbered units were TOTALLY IN SEQUENCE...WOW...  That has NEVER happened in the last 11 years I have broadcast the parade.



N4GXX, Steve, KK4MCV-Eric (Steve's son-who will soon be here at Eglin and hopefully attending our meetings) KE4BFX-Richard, N4CU-Bob, KJ4FNA-Mike, AJ4XK-Jim, WB4EWS-Dave, N4YFV-Mike, KK4WRQ-Jim, and our Bike Mobile operator W5RE-Bob.... sure helped me track down some people during the set up time. Also congratulations to KI4WBN Chayne for an excellent job of being net control/communications team leader.


Activity Upcoming

21 Dec  – Tri-Club Okaloosa County Ham Christmas Party


Old Business:



New Business:


A New Business:

A motion was made by Steve, N4GXX to cancel the Dec. Tech Night scheduled to fall on 27 Dec.  The motion was seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.



The Nominating Committee presented their recommendation for 2013 Club Officers.  The list was presented by the committee chairman Jim, AJ4XK as follows;


President: Bob, N4CU

Vice President: Chayne, KI4WBN

Treasurer: Dave, WB4EWS

Secretary: Mike, KK4KRZ

Activities:  Cal, W4GMH


Recommend to the new president keeping Richard, KE4BFX as the Registered Agent and the Station Custodian.

Training Director: Ron, KI5FR

Web Master: Phil, N6COP

Repeater Chairman: Steve, N4GXX

ARES Representative: Jerry, N8PXE (Okaloosa County ARES Emergency Coordinator)


Election of Officers for 2013.

The motion to vote on the nominees was made by Bob, W5RE.  The motion was seconded by Phil, N6COP and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.



The entire slate ran unopposed and was therefore installed.



A round table was held.


A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Steve, N4GXX, seconded by Bob, W6VVA and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR



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