September 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (15)

  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Donna Kleinert
  • Wayne Pecena (N1WP)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Thank you for your input last meeting
  • There was a 3-way tie, officers had tie-breaking vote
  • Selected logo: design by Lorna’s son-in-law
  • Awaiting final artwork and will get back to the club with more details

Bryan 150th Celebration

  • Special event station
  • Tentatively schedule for 2021-21-13
  • Possible Locations:
    • Farmer’s Market just north of downtown
    • Bryan High School
  • Donna Kelinert is a part of the Farmer’s Market organization and will introduce us
  • Show of hands, please, if you would support such an effort?
    • Unanimous

ID Timer Kit Build

  • 21 people signed up
  • Waiting for the rest of the parts
  • Need to pick a date
  • Some might just want the kit to assemble on their own time
    • N5ZKF will contact each person who signed up to determine if they would like to have a group build

New Committees

  • Need help for two new committees:
    • Web and Social Media steering Committee
    • Field Day Committee
  • Handed out survey to see options and get a show of interest
    • several handed-in

August Meeting Minutes

  • Motion by W5VUI to accept meeting minutes as sent out
    • Seconded by KK5QO
    • Passes unanimously

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Please sign up for Field Day Committee
  • Looking for ideas for after-meeting presentations
    • Ernie Laney has spoken with Dr. Bob Heil (K9EID)
    • Willing to do a Zoom or Skype presentation with the club!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

Bank Account

  • Starting balance $6,817.30
  • Total income: $82.89
    • $2 from ARRL membership renewals
    • $18.89 Amazon Smile donations
    • $15 from VE Team
  • Disbursements: $47
  • Ending balance: $6,853.19

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)


Other Business

VE Test Session

  • Next scheduled VE test session will be prior to October meeting on 2021-10-16 (08:00?)
  • Testing to return to “even” months
  • To W5VUI: Could we appoint a second VE coordinator to assist when busy?
    • W5VUI: think only one coordinator is allowed
    • W4RDP: heard from ARRL that multiple are allowed
    • W5VUI will verify

Any New Hams?

  • guest Donna Kleinert: studying for exam

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order


  • Motion to adjourn by Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
    • Seconded by Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
    • passes unanimously

October Meeting

Next Meeting: 2021-10-16 09:30, in American Legion Main Hall

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