January 2022 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (24)

  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Zachary Cox (KI5SNK)
  • David Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Marty Nau (W5MHN)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Sherrie Walpole (N5SLW)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ernest Laney (K5ENL)

(+7 guests = 31 present)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Thanks to Rick for finding meeting room
  • Thanks to everyone who came

2021 Recap

  • 2021 was strange, good for club
    • club has been resilient
  • Radio in the Park (Spring)
  • repaired VHF repeater antenna
    • at no cost to the club
    • thanks to Charlie and Skyline for tower space without cost!
  • Field Day was a full house and show
  • Don’t have permanent location
    • have been all over town, too many places to name
    • now at American Legion
      • Lorna Ret. US Army expert marksman, liaison to Legion
  • Timer kit build was great success
  • New club logo, merchandise coming soon
  • Special event station at Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market
    • talked to lots of folks
    • part of Bryan 150 year celebration
  • VE Test sessions Feb, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec
    • 21 candidates
    • 14 new Technicians
    • 4 upgrades to General
    • 2 upgrades to Extra

Proxy Reports

  • Lorna out ill; Giving her report
  • Matthew in PA for funeral

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Motion by David Cook (KI5GDX) to accept December meeting minutes
    • Seconded by Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
    • Passed by majority

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Bank statement
    • Starting balance: $7,064.19
    • Income
      • $47 from stickers and clings
      • $15 donations
    • Disbursements
      • $172.26 for stickers
    • Ending balance: $6,953.93
  • 2021 Income
    • $935 Field Day profit
    • $45 donations
    • $58 Amazon Smile
    • Timer kit build
  • Lorna will be creating a budget for the club

Proposed Changes to Constitution and By-Laws

  • Talked about in December, emailed to the club
  • Motion by Bill Preston (KZ3G) to propose amendments for ballot
    • Seconded by Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
    • 19 paper ballots handed out
    • passes unanimously
    • counted and certified by Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

Business Committee

  • Bill Preston appointed to business committee (past year)
    • represent voice of membership
    • advise officers

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Field Day

  • 2022-06-25
  • Volunteers for committee
    • if interested, come talk to me
    • current committee members:
      • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
      • Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
      • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
      • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Will be working to reserve Brian Bachmann Park soon
  • Fill out Field Day membership survey ASAP
    • When do we start selling?
    • Questions about prizes (ham / broad)
    • suggested prizes
    • door prizes throughout day vs. all at once
      • (Rick Note: done so as to not take 1.5 hr at dinner)
  • Club logo stickers and vinyl window clings $2 ea
  • Thanks everyone, will try to do even better this year

Other Business

Other Activities

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • will put out another survey about activities
    • kits / special event / etc.
  • Thanks to officers and volunteers

3D-Printed Callsign Tags

Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

  • Made callsign tags
  • If there are any missing, please let me know

Shout-out to New Hams

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Rich is new to the hobby
  • Zach Cox is a new ham… dragged out by Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

Kudos to the Club

  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA): Thanks to officers for everything, Hard-working volunteers, everyone who helps
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF): Can’t do it without volunteers
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G): Thanks to Connor Farrell (WG1GEM) (W5AC president) for helping with both clubs!
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF): Thankful to work with W5AC

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order


  • motion by Jeff McDowell (KI5CES) to adjourn
    • seconded by Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
    • passes unanimously

February Meeting

Next Meeting: 2022-02-19 09:30, American Legion Post 159

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