Board Meeting Minutes – May 14, 2015
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association
1618 Pine Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082
Roll Call of Officers: 4 officers were present: Joe KCØOIO, Bob WØGAF, Steve KAØOBI, and John N5JLZ.
President: Joe KCØOIO
The meeting was called to order at 7:17 PM.
Secretary’s Report: Steve KAØOBI
Minutes for April 23, 2015 Board Meeting were approved as published.
Treasurer’s Report: John N5JLZ
Beginning Balance 4/1/2015 $3,102.61
Income: $ 0
Expenses: $ 5.00
Ending Balance 4/30/2015 $3,097.61
Activities/Events: Dave WØOXB
New Ham Hands-On Skills & Demo – scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at Pioneer Park in Stillwater (at corner of Laurel St E. and 2nd St N.)
Mobile & Portable Operations Show-N-Tell Day – scheduled for June 13th will be at Autumn Hills Park, 13600 58th St. N. (1 block West of Boutwells Landing) , in Oak Park Heights.
Field Day – June 27th & 28th – Keith AGØH and Joe KCØOIO will lead the event.
White Rock, SD – Dave WØOXB has set the event dates as Sept 18- 20.
MAP & HEARTS: Dave WØOXB
Pat WAØTDA would like to have radio brand specialists (i.e. ICOM, Elecraft, Kenwood, and Yaesu) that are familiar with equipment that can help checkout and clean up gear.
Meetings & Programs:
September – Smart Phones & Tablets in the Shack by Joe KCØOIO & Bob WØGAF
October – Fun with DX put on by Mike NØODK
November – (Tentatively) APRS with John Dean KØJDD
December – Amateur Radio Jeopardy (trivia and highlights from FCC licensing exams)
January 2016 – SWEEP and Elections
February 2016 – Digital SSTV & Easy Pal put on by Keith AGØH & Mike WAØKKE
Other ideas for programs include: Mobile Installations, Maidenhead Grid Squares, Foxhunting, Propagation, All Awards via logbook – DXCC, WAS, etc.
Education and Training: Bob WØGAF
The Technician Class was well attended and had a particularly strong turnout from the high school class.
VE Sessions scheduled – August 23rd at Radio Camp
Newsletter & Website: Dave WØOXB
The deadline for submitting content for the September issue is August 29th. The issue will be published by September 5th.
Nothing new to report.
Coffee Mug with club logo – Keith AGØH announced the design of the coffee mug at the last general membership meeting and the response was excellent. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to acquire 72 mugs to sell to the members for $3 apiece.
Decal with club logo – John N5JLZ showed examples of 4”x6” oval decals with a club logo in the center. The board was unanimous in wanting an exterior decal rather than the more expensive interior version. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to order 100 white vinyl oval exterior 4” x 6” decals to sell to members for $1 apiece.
Library Meeting Room – Although the Stillwater Library room is booked for May thru July, two dates are not available – May 28th and June 4th. We will play it by ear for those nights.
There was no new business.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM.