November 2018 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (21)

  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Karsten Pearce (KG5YRX)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Jim Worster (NV5S)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Marty Nau (W5MHN)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)

Health and Welfare

  • KG5EYV’s wife is looking cancer-free!
  • N5ZKF’s wife is doing well, too
  • Henry Menefee’s wife is doing better
  • How is KE5ISM doing? (Bad wreck and fianceĆ© passed away a week later)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Officers and election
    • By-laws state:
      • Elections in December (16 required for quorum)
      • need ballot nominations by November Meeting (uh-oh…)
      • Prior officers (KA5HIA and W5DZ) on nominating committee
    • All officers willing to continue serving
      • Will likely need secretary after Fall 2019
    • Motion by W5RYC to accept ballot
      • seconded by W5VUI
      • passes
    • Vote of acclamation if position is uncontested
      • Paper ballot if more than one person
    • Proxy / website ballot?
      • send electronically, but must be printed on paper to present at election
    • Motion by KG5EYV for paper ballots to be sent to secretary and presented at December elections for members unable to attend
      • Seconded by KG5LYE (and others)
      • Passes

Vice President N5ZKF

  • Get on the air!
    • KJ4YENN special event for congress
    • K7NRA special event still going on
    • ARRL November Phone Sweepstakes contest
  • W5AC traffic: new controller, maybe linked
    • IRLP going away?
  • W5BCS listserv sign-up instructions printed
  • Antenna build project rescheduling
    • Sometime early next year

Secretary KG5LYE

  • I’m an Extra!
    • and thanks W5DZ for the keyers!
    • need to get on 30m

Treasurer N5GQB

  • All’s quiet this time of year
  • Bank Statement:
    • Starting balance: $3587.96
    • Small deposit: $35 for membership and surplus donut funds
    • Small check written for $17.55
    • Ending balance: $3605.41
  • Potential far-future expenditures
    • maintaining repeater


  • Motion to adjourn by W5VUI
    • Seconded by KG5SDG (and others)
    • Passes

Presentation by W5VUI: Volunteer Examiner Program

Next Meeting: 2018-12-15; Elections

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