October 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (21)

  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G)
  • Marty Nau (W5MHN)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • David Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Clark Pennington (KC5BHM)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Currently having adventures in Turkey

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Bryan 150th

  • morning of 2021-11-13 (maybe 08:00 to 12:00)
    • no food (maybe kolaches, donuts?)
    • great opportunity for visibility
  • Farmer’s Market in Downtown Bryan
  • Want to set up a mini Field Day
  • need equipment!
    • Antenna trailer
    • Portable equipment
    • Fox hunt?
    • Power source(s)?
  • need signage
  • pass around sign-up sheet
  • Bill Preston (KZ3G)
    • If we have enough people, maybe have a “sub-station” in downtown by Queen Theatre
    • Invite W5AC to help out

NOTE: This is the last meeting we’ll have before the date, so we’ll communicate by email and the net.

Field Day Committee

  • a few people have signed up
  • Would be nice to have some more people
  • Delegate tasks to different people
    • soliciting donations
    • PR with media
  • Can’t do it alone
    • willing to help with BBQ

Web Steering Committee

  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI) will continue to be webmaster
  • need people to help with web page content
  • Ham Club Online

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 72 members
  • Kit build: $20 per kit

Bank Account

  • Sept Starting balance $6,853.19
  • Total income: $35.00
    • $2 from ARRL membership renewals
    • $.09 from Paypal
  • Disbursements: $15
  • Sept. Ending balance: $6,873.28

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent out as usual

By-Laws Revision Committee

  • Proposed changes:
    • more flexible meeting and voting options
      • to allow meeting via zoom or voting remotely
    • more flexible dues schedule
      • no longer anchor to January of calendar year
      • pay anytime, membership good through the next year
      • pro-rating for early payments, grace period
    • review for grammar and typographical errors
  • need 2/3 membership quorum to modify
    • at 72 members, that’s 48 people
    • hard to get that many to show up to meetings
  • form committee to review and propose changes
    • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) volunteers to head the committee

Other Business

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order


  • Motion to adjourn by Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
    • Seconded by many
    • carried unanimously

October Meeting

Next Meeting: 2021-11-20 09:30, Location TBD

Timer Kit Build

  • Arranged, presented, and supervised by Dick Zimmer (W5DZ), Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ), Ron Hambric (N5SBN) and others

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