From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:
MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School
Members- Visitors: 8 Members
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from November, 11th, 2014 – Approved
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes
PROGRAM: Club Activity & Committees for 2015
Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairperson – WB3LHU – Site decision needed
We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park OR Perhaps at the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area – Permission needed but a very large parking lot and the opportunity to work 24 straight hours?? Need discussion as 80 and 40 meters would be viable after our normal close down of years past.
CLUB PICNIC; TO be held with field day as in the past – Club needs to decide what food and supplies will be provided/brought in future meetings.
FOX HUNT Chairperson needed if we want to persue.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Scheduled for 12-12-15 – @ Bunker Hill
CLUB RECOGNITION CEREMONY: Recognizing members for their year long commitment to the club – (to be held with the dinner at Bunker Hill
ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR : Jason KD8QNX September 11,12,13th 2015
CLUB PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Mike K3YPA has signed on to head up obtaining presentations for our meetings – THANKS MIKE!!
CLUB STATION MANAGERS: WB3LHU & AC8AG HAVE SIGNED UP!
ACTION: WB3LHU TO contact ACATEC maintenance about what we can build for the station:
SPARK IN THE PARK: To be held in Wyoming ( Corner of Burglinggame and Gezon @ the home school) Chair person Jason KD8QNX
TRUNK SALE COORDINATOR: WB3LHU Held May 2nd 2015:
ACTION:WB3LHu to recheck with Masonic Lodge about that date as well as the city Of Plainwell for use of the Community Center Parking lot and bathrooms
ACTION: WES KD8VQH on use of the Allegan HS Parking lot and Bathrooms
ACTION: AC8AG Check with Deans on M89 – use of parking lot where visitors and members can buy food/drinks
ACTION: W8JAS Jeff? Chances of using Salem Township fire station parking lot with Bubnker hill as our food-coffee – bathroom backup
ALL MEMBERS: Please be ready to speak on these items at our Feb 10th meeting at ACATEC OR offer alternatives thoughts suggestions THANKS
OTHER ITEMS OR ACTIVITIES: Lets us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead .
Trustee Report: Non Profit Tax forms will be entered with the IRS no later than 2/1/15(WD8MBT)
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) invites all to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest welcome
VE Testing: January 24, 2015 -9AM @ the Allegan Hospital Cafeteria. Price is $15 + two forms of identification or a copy of Your current license – Contact AA8L for next test session information
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting January, 17th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC – Breakfast if you want to join the group at the Villiage Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM
Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night January 22nd @7Pm Program and locations to be announced – KD8CHT
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX – Reports that the Propagation reports are not up todate
WB3LHU: to start conversations with ACATEC Building Mgr about installation of Tower and antennas
Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event – Need number of interested parties and possible dates:
Holland Club : Will be running VE testing on the “other” months that ACARC does not- So effectively we will have a full years coverage for Allegan County – Holland is also planning more Ham in a day classes .
Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – We will have Maembership cards ready at the Christmas Party
ARRL Club Membership:Reminder – If you are about to renew or Join the ARRL our club has a chance to earn some extra money due to our ARRL affiliation. By submitting your membership moneys thru the club – We can keep either $2(renew) or $15 (New or not a member for 2 years) – Bring Your renewals and Check made out to the Allegan County Amateur Radio Club to the next meeting.
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Future Fund raiser thoughtsLkept in the minutes so they wont be lost
Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has been offered the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success
Looking Forward : Suggestions from group on future demonstrations or club activities:
Digital, Morse code classes, fox hunt, tape measure antenna, “on call” ELMER, Emergency communication & message handling, possible General Class
QSL Cards – Program by AC8AG to show us how Bureaus work and how to take advantage of this service
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
Soldering projects: KD8LZT has contact with the person who gave a great soldering presentation
Antenna Building : Possible project to build Measuring tape antennas in order to hold a fox hunt in the future
Meeting closed @ 8:12 P M Thanks to all who attended
Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary