February 2022 Monthly Meeting Minutes



  • President: Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Vice President: Rick Pfeil (W4RDP) absent
  • Secretary: Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) present
  • Treasurer: Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) present

Attendees (15)

  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
  • Wayne Pecena (N1WP)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Clark Pennington (KC5BHM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • recap from Jan meeting
    • still need to get minutes published
    • amendments to constitution and by-laws passed
    • thanks to committee members who helped with the process
  • Field Day coming up

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Field Day coming up
    • 3rd weekend in June
    • get in touch if interested in helping

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 38 members

January Bank Statement

  • Starting $6,953.93
  • income
    • $2.00 from stickers
    • dues: $296.36 (change due to PayPal)
  • no disbursements
  • ending $7,252.29

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Awaiting minutes from January meeting

Other Business

Business Committee Member Appointment

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Formerly Bill Preston (KZ3G), Mike Wisby (KA5HIA), Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Job description
    • advise officers; provide member/non-elected perspective
  • Congrats to David Bailey (K5DKB)

Club Logo Embroidery

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Embroidered merchandise
    • CC creations needs order of 12+ items
    • Monograms & More (henceforth M&M) has one-time $75 fee to digitize the file
      • members can choose a shirt or hat at no extra charge
      • getting it embroidered on existing item costs $15
  • Patch
    • what size?
    • plain-backed, iron-on, velcro
    • how much embroidery? 100%, 50%, …
    • 100 ct. 3 in. patches would cost at most $200
  • What would club like to do?
    • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN): home-based embroidery business in Franklin
      • cheaper to digitize
      • may not be able to handle as much capacity as M&M
    • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ): can recommend M&M
    • Wayne Pecena (N1WP): also recommend M&M
    • Kevin Walton (N4RMF): M&M – club wouldn’t have to manage inventory
    • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE):
    • Motion by Clark Pennington (KC5BHM): spend $75 to digitize the logo at M&M and let club members get merchandise of choice from them
      • seconded by Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
      • discussion
        • Phil Gates (N5ZKF):
          • business has logo on just about everything and on file for people to customize their own stuff
          • I really like the flexibility that it offers
          • have also done custom-designed patches in the past
          • Can also make W5BCS club logo file available to club members; maybe put some “guardrails” about usage
        • Motion by Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) to amend: spend $75 to digitize the logo at M&M and purchase sample item to give away as door prize
          • seconded by Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
          • passes unanimously
      • passes unanimously

Spring Radio in the Park

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Tanglewood Park
  • Date suggestions
    • Aim for April 23
    • Backup date: April 30
  • Fox / Easter egg hunt?
  • Bring your own gear, come as you’re able
    • set up around 10:00

Field Day Raffle

Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)

  • goal is to have raffle tickets printed to sell by next meeting
  • the more we sell, the more the club makes
  • need to decide on prizes before printing

Upcoming Events

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES monthly meeting on Monday
    • 2022-02-21 18:30
    • Community Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) in Downtown Bryan
      • 110 N Main St
      • knock to get in
    • don’t have to be a member
    • come see the amateur radio setup
  • Skywarn Basic/Intro Training
    • put on by Houston NWS
    • 2022-03-10 13:00/15:00 18:00/20:00
    • Brazos Center on Briarcrest Dr
    • Don’t need to pre-register
  • Belton Hamfest
    • 2022-03-26
  • Texas MS 150 Bike Ride
    • 2022-04-30/05-01
    • Starts simultaneously at Austin and Houston
      • converge in La Grange
      • ends at Kyle Field
    • Amateur Radio has always provided communications, but not from our area

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order


  • motion by Bill Preston (KZ3G) to adjourn
    • seconded by Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG) (and others)
    • passes unanimously

March Meeting

Next Meeting: 2022-03-19 09:30, American Legion Post 159

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