Minutes of the December 2016 meeting of the Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club
FORT SMITH AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MINUTES FROM MONTHLY MEETING
December 19, 2016
Meeting was Called to order @ 7:03 pm by Rory Bowers, Vice President.
Steve Rutherford WC5SR Club Secretary advised the MINUTES from the previous meeting we posted on the Club Website. Joe Stokes, K5JPS made a motion to approve the minutes as Posted, Seconded by Jeff Ricketts K5KDX, motion was approved unanimously.
Cathy Haugh KF5UYT Club Treasurer presented the Monthly Treasurer’s Report, the Beginning Balance for this month was $5314.90, we had a Deposit of $567.00 (Dues Paid and a Donation), Checks written: $79.88 ( $51.31 & 28.53) and Repeater Electric of $38.00. Leaving a Balance of $5764.02. Motion made by Jim Darrough KI7AY, Seconded by Art Sellers W3TZ, Motion was approved Unanimously.
Jimmie Lowrey W5JNL Club President then assumed Moderator Position.
Wayne Johnson gave the Repeater Committee Report, advised there had been a problem with the UHF Repeater, Rory had repaired it and it was again operational, Mike Cole W5TMC made a motion to approve the Repeater Committee Report, Seconded by Jim Weaver KM5YV, was approved Unanimously.
Club Website was discussed and the importance thereof, Mike Cole advised that he had someone who was going to help with the website to get it all back up and operating correctly.
Mike Cole W5TMC advised that the Following VENDORS had been contacted and had given their Commitment as listed.
ASSOCIATED RADIO – YES
MTC – YES
EMBROIDERED MEMORIES – YES
WBOW – NOT SURE
HAM CRAZY – NO RESPONSE AT THIS TIME
No Net this Thursday Evening due to Christmas Weekend, however there will be a Santa Net on Thursday @ 6:00 pm.
Next Club Meeting January 21, 2017 @ Western Sizzlin 5200 Towson Ave. Ft Smith. There will be Door Prizes given away. The Meeting will start @ 6:00 pm.
Jimmie Lowrey W5JNL advised that it was time to elect the Committee Chairman for the Following Committees: BULLETIN, ACTIVITY & REPEATER
Nominees for BULLETIN COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Joe Stokes K5JPS & Cheri VanSyckle KC0LVK – After a Secret Ballot vote Cheri VanSyckle was elected.
ACTIVITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Mike Cole W5TMC was Nominated, nominations Closed and he was Elected by Acclamation.
REPEATER COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Wayne Johnson W5OFN, Jim Weaver KM5YV & Rory Bowers K5CKS, After a Secret Ballot Vote Wayne Johnson was elected.
Three (3) other Committee Chairman will be appointed by the Club President in accordance with the Club By-Laws. These committees are the AUDITING, BUDGET & FINANCE & BY-LAW Comittees.
Mike Cole announced that Cheri VanSyckle KC0LVK will be putting together a Quarterly Newsletter for the Club. She is asking that members get her information about themselves such as: How long have you been licensed, What are you favorite Bands to work, What is your Call Sign, and other information that you might want to share. This Newsletter will contain other information such as News Stories, Information, Cartoons and Jokes (HAM RELATED) and other information.
Jim Weaver KM5YV had a question about AMENDMENTS, and a Question was asked about the Location of the Hamfest which will be at it’s normal location.
Rory Bowers K5CKS made a Motion that the Members of the Various Committees be sent out in an email to the Members of the Club, seconded by Jim Weaver KM5YV, Motion was Approved Unanimously.
Mike Bell K5JMB made a Motion to Adjourn the Meeting which was improved Unanimously.
Steve Rutherford WC5SR
FSAARC Club Secretary