November 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 (27)

Quorum attained!

  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Robert O’Connell (KC5DWB)
  • Don Hutchcraft (KE5ADX)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • David Vickers (KI5WEH)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G)
  • Wayne Pecena (N1WP)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Seth T.
  • Becky Darien (K5BEC)
  • Shawn Whitley (KI5VTP)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Tracy Pfeil’s funeral is today Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Upcoming January Meeting/Luncheon:

  • 2023-01-21 (weekend before
  • we were at Cooper’s this past year (since we didn’t get to C&J’s on time
  • will look into reserving a room at the new C&J’s

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)


Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Hearing no corrections, minutes stand approved as sent out
  • Minutes from this meeting will be sent out later today

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Please set the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile

August Bank Statement

  • starting: $8,229.93
  • income: $32
  • available: $8,261.93
  • disbursements: $0
  • ending: $8,261.93

Other Business

Winter Field Day

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 2023-01-28/29
    • American Legion Post 159
    • probably in the back room
  • Not heard back from W5AC yet
    • Hope to have VE test
  • Workshops:
    • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) – Soldering Coax Connectors
    • Ron Hambric (N5SBN) – Go Bag
    • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) – RACES/ARES
    • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) – Antenna Theory
  • Chili contest dinner

Name Badges

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • maybe a group order for name badges
  • general interest?
  • Monograms & More makes them
    • no minimum order
    • delegate to Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

Officer Nominations

  • Thanks to our nominations committee:
    • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
    • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Roles being vacated
    • Phil Gates (N5ZKF) will not be able to serve next year as president
      • still intend to be present and able to advise if necessary
    • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP) will be stepping down as vice-president
  • Current confirmed nominations:
    • Treasurer
      • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
    • Secretary
      • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Other nominations?
    • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
    • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
    • If you accept or are interested, contact one or both of the Nominations Committee members


  • Monthly officer meeting
    • about a week prior to club meeting
    • via Zoom
  • Attendance at weekly nets is encouraged
  • President presides at meetings and represents the club externally
  • Vice President puts together club programs (meetings and Field Day)
    • Ron Hambric (N5SBN) willing to help put those together

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order

  • Tracy Pfeil passed away last week
    • Please keep Rick Pfeil (W4RDP) and his family in your thoughts and prayers
  • If anyone needs help with anything please reach out to the club. You can contact any of the officers at:


  • motion by Don Hutchcraft (KE5ADX) to adjourn
    • seconded by Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
    • passes unanimously

December Meeting

Next Meeting: 2022-12-17 09:30, American Legion Post 159

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