December 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monthly Club Meeting Minutes



  • President:
    Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV) absent
  • Vice President:
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Secretary:
    Trent Owens (AG1TX) present
  • Treasurer:
    Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) present

Attendees (22)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

Still Recovering…

Vice President N5ZKF


  • Thankful for our members and how each of you help out with the club this past year!


  • Sponsors scholarships. If you have a need, browse their website for details.

Secretary AG1TX

  • Anyone interested in controlling our Tuesday nets are more than welcome. Please let me know if you have any interest.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Previous balance $5098.09
    One check written for $47.00 to ARRL for Membership
    Ending 5051.09
  • Nothing in PO Box.

Old Business

  • Motion to not read previous meeting minutes.
    Motion by Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ).
    Second by Brad Snyder (KG5SDE).

New Business

Status of Officer Elections

We have quorum: 22 out of 71

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) nominates Phil Gates (N5ZKF) for Pres Jeff McDowell (KI5CES) seconds the motion.
Motion Caries

Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) nominates Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) for Vice Pres Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) seconds the motion.
Motion Caries

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) nominates Trent Owens (AG1TX) for Secretary Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) seconds the motion.
Motion Caries

Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) nominates Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) for Treasurer Brad Snyder (KG5SDE) seconds the motion.
Motion Caries

Ballets counted by Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) and Ron Hambric (N5SBN). Ballets certified.

Unanimous for all positions

Next Year’s Treasurer

  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) has given notice that this is his last year to serve as Treasurer. He does many tasks and we need to have an understudy for a few months

January Lunch Meeting

  • Members agreed to hold the Jan 18th club meeting at C&J Bar B Que (on Texas Ave in Bryan) as done in previous years. 11:30 pm
    Club Officers will work with C&J to determine status, reservations, etc.

Good of the Order

  • Tracy Pfeil has come home and is doing well.
  • Harold Turbyfill had a heart attack and a quadruple bypass. He is recovering well.
  • Mark is doing as well as he could be. Still in therapy.


  • Rolled out a new magazine called “On the Air”.

VE Test Session

  • VE Test Session will be held before the Feb 2020 mtg.

ARES Report

  • MS 150 bike race is making changes. One part will start in Houston and one in Houston. It will end in BCS. HAMs do a lot for the race in clubs south of us. They will now call on us to help. 2 – 3 of May 2020.

Field Day

  • Field day donations.. Need to get with business as they do most of their donations for the year in January. N5zkf will post notice to the website.


  • Motion to adjourn by KI5WGJ
    • seconded by Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
    • passes

Next Meeting: 2020-01-16 11:30

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