February 2019 Monthly Meeting Minutes



  • President:
    Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV) present
  • Vice President:
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Secretary:
    Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) absent
  • Treasurer:
    Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) present

Attendees (24)

  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Rick Pfeil
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Wanda Patrick (KG5YSF)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jorge Canales

VE Test Session

  • 1 tech
  • 1 general
  • 3 extras

Health and Welfare

  • KG5EYV’s wife is doing much better, making progress.
  • Joe’s wife is ill

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Start making plans for field day
    • wanting to make reservation at Bachmann Park
    • KG5EYV motion to reserve Brian Bachmann Park ($200.00)
      • Seconded by KI5CES
      • passes
      • KG5EYV will use his card
    • Raffle Prizes
      • Did not do well on last year’s raffle
      • need to come up with prizes early and get tickets made
      • Charity for tax purposes?
        • Not this tax season?
      • Pass around prize list; pick 3 items
        • Ace Hardware on SW Pkwy and Texas Ave to make a donation to the club
          • good prize for general public
          • possibly a nice tool like a Leatherman
        • DX Engineering gift cards
        • Movie Theatre gift cards
        • Possibility of gun raffle?
          • will need to be handled carefully
          • Rick Pheil made suggestions and has done gun raffles before
    • Whataburger to possibly put together a breakfast order for morning of Field Day setup
    • Has been cost-prohibitive to send out postcards prior to Field Day to stir up some interest.
  • ARRL Liability Insurance due
    • KG5EYV will pay and request reimbursement from Treasurer N5GQB
  • Fire Station Conference Room normally not available on weekends
    • CSFD Fire Chief is behind the club
  • Pancake breakfast at American Legion coming up
    • 101 Waco St

Vice President N5ZKF

  • Lot sof special events on the air: Get on HF!
    • Ships, lighthouses, etc.
    • Check https://arrl.org for info
    • ISS has been active sending SSTV
  • Recap of minutes from last monthly meeting at C&J BBQ
    • K5ZY motion to accept minutes
      • Seconded by KG5EYV
      • passes
  • Remember to set up your email on the Listserv if you want to get club emails

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Absent, KG5JDJ made attempt to take notes 🙂
    • Amended 2019-02-19 KG5LYE: And did a fantastic job!

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Renewals coming in
    • Website being updated with current members’ info
    • Currently 54 paid members
  • Monthly Statement
    • $3,629.41 Beginning balance
    • 1 Check to W5VUI for C&J BBQ reservation; has not cleared yet
    • $555.00 deposits for membership renewals
    • $4,184.41 Ending balance
  • ARRL kickback program
    • If wanting to renew or become a member, get with Sly for help on filling out the form so club can benefit
  • No VE test session next month


  • Motion to adjoirn by KF5TYX
    • Seconded by W5RYC
    • passes

Next Meeting: 2018-03-16

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