January 2020 Meeting Minutes

Monthly Club Meeting Minutes



  • President:
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Vice President:
    Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) present
  • Secretary:
    Trent Owens (AG1TX) present
  • Treasurer:
    Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) present

Attendees (22)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)

Officer Reports

President N5ZKF

  • Looking forward to a new year and new decade for the club.
  • Around the room roll call and introductions
  • Introduction of the Officers for 2020.

Vice President KI5DUJ

  • I have a form by the sign-in sheet for recommendation for club activities and educational programs at our meetings and if you would like to teach them. Please be thinking of ideas.
  • June 27-28 is Field day. Be thinking about how you can contribute. Please note that we are a 501.C3 Tax exempt club and we should be gathering donations for Field Day now because companies generally spend their donation budgets in January.

Secretary AG1TX

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

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Passed out 2019 final club financial numbers and reviewed balances.
    • There were no questions.

Old Business

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

New Business

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.
    • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) has volunteered to understudy to learn the Treasurer’s position to take over for next year, pending election results. She has a background in bookkeeping.

February Meeting

VE Test Session

  • VE Test Session at 08:00 prior to the February 15 meeting mentioned above.


  • Motion to adjourn by John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
    • seconded by Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
    • passes

Next Meeting: 2020-02-15 09:30

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