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January Business Meeting -- January 12, 2018  printer friendly  
Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club - W4CA 
Business Meeting, January 12, 2018 
Roanoke Valley American Red Cross 
325 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 

Meeting called to order by Anthony Brooks WM3T, president, at 7:09pm. 
Members stood for Pledge of Allegiance. 
Members stood for a moment of silence to remember silent keys and others with health and welfare issues. Members introduced themselves by name and call sign and what year they were first licensed.

Treasurer's Report 
Doug Kabler, KR4XE, presented the November treasurer's report. 
       Beginning Balance: $ 11,449.12 (as of November 1, 2017) 
                            Income: $ 154.00 
                         Expenses: $ 419.33 
            Ending Balance: $ 11,183.79 (as of November 30, 2017)

Doug Kabler, KR4XE, presented the December treasurer's report. 
        Beginning Balance: $ 11,183.79 (as of December 1, 2017) 
                             Income: $ 105.00 
                          Expenses: $ 185.13 
             Ending Balance: $ 11,103.66 (as of December 31, 2017) 

New Business 

Jerry Haislip, K1SO , shared with the club some information about some local hams having health concerns.

Winter Field Day is fast approaching. It mirrors summer Field Day. It will be out at the Crampton's. January 27-28. 

Hamfest. We need a chairman. John Bourgeois KM4TWE has accepted the role of chairman for Field Day. Thank you, John! You will get lots of help from us.

Field DayWe will have field day at Bryant Johnson's W4SB place in Glade Hill (Franklin County). Bryant Johnson, W4SB, will chair this event. Fred Krack, NS4TT, will head the 20m station team. Ron Ramsey, AB4A, will head up the GOTA station. Chris Bateson, NZ6T, will head the 80m station team. John Bourgeois, KM4TWE, will head up the 40m team.

ARRL Board of Directors issue. Ron Ramsey, AB4A, moved that we send a letter to the ARRL Board of Directors expressing our displeasure as a club to what has been happening. Motion seconded by Chris Bateson, NZ6T. Passed unanimously. President Anthony Brooks WM3T will put together a letter to send on club letterhead. 

Ron Ramsey, AB4A, brought up the need to repair or replace one of the club's radios. We bought it 14 years ago and we have gotten and have definitely gotten our money's worth. Discussion of whether to get a new radio or repair the existing one. Anthony Brooks, WM3T, is going to research the current rig and see what needs to be done.

50/50 tickets —Total amount to be split $14.00. Chris Bateson, NZ6T, had the winning ticket. Chris split the pot with the club.

The January program meeting will be January 26. 

Next business meeting will be February 9, 2018.

Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Bryant Johnson, W4SB 
Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Secretary 

(1/13/2018–Corrected transcription error in minutes. W4SB.)
News Author: W4SB Bryant News Date: Friday January 12 2018 - 09:43PM

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