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Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club BOARD meeting notes August 8 2014  printer friendly  
 
  Gary AJ4GL presented meeting agenda:
1.      chair volunteer for {NEW} Emergency Ops Preparedness team

2.      form the 2014/2015 officer election nomination committee – elections Sept 26
3.      chair volunteer for Oct 4 Blue Ridge Bonanza/Explore Park special event team needed

4.      chair volunteer for Oct 11 WeatherFest special event team needed
5.      future program schedule – Tinker Talk
6.      HamFest strategy and commercial post mortem

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 1.      Ron AB4A provided background info on the servcies. ARES ineffective the last 5-6 years. ARES members automatically RACES member & involves LDS , Salvation Army, etc.  Roanoke Emergency Coordinator is not responsive.  Ron will regroup club members involved with emergency services to focus on sharing info with the club, getting club training , and coordinating emergency practice exercises with the club. There is a planned exercise in Oct , date TBD. Needs to avoid the VA Science Festival schedule Oct 4 – 11.  
 2.      There have been self nominations made to the board to cover officer positions.    
3.     
General discussions about the Blue Ridge Bonanza event, to present to club members in attendance for a lead.  
4.     
WeatherFest special event team is part of the VA Science Festival, to be held at a downtown location.  Not clear yet if W4CA has a spot for sure. TBD.  

5.      Instituting a trial program called “Tinker Talk” for people to share homebrew projects with members each meeting. First subject will be a voice keyer designed from scratch. Details to be covered in several 15 minutes segments. Encourage other members to share their projects and technical background, e.g. homebrew buddipole, home made CW keys,   
6.      Tom W4TKW- Hamfest chairman, have only heard compliments on the hamfest execution. Could have used a couple more volunteers for the entranceway tickets sales.                         Financials were covered, within $100 of all projections.  VE session tested 11.  

New topic: Mike KF4PHW suggested Radio raffles a couple times a year for fund raising. Mike to investigate further and make a proposal to the board at a later date.
 
Recorded August 8 2014, Gary Yohe
 
News Author: Gary AJ4GL News Date: Friday August 08 2014 - 10:42PM

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