The WRARC met at the red cross building in Danville. There were 16 people attending our 1st meeting of the 2016 year. Those attending were: KM4FRM, K4FT, KK4JW, K4OH, KT4HR, KM4PDI, KK4IYY, KM4OLL, K4UKB, KA4SWT, WD4LEW, AG4MW, KF4FMQ and KG4UQL along with Bernie Hunstad and George Coomer.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm by president John Montgomery. John requested that the December dinner/meeting minutes be read by the secretary Chris Galbreath.

Chris read the minutes from the December meeting. John asked for a motion to approve the minutes as read. Marshall McElfresh made the motion and John Lewis 2nd the motion.

John asked for a treasury report. Ken Douglas gave the treasurer’s report. John asked if there was a motion to accept the report. Marshall made the motion to approve the report. John Lewis 2nd.

OLD Business

John said we needed to have a vote on the raising of the club dues. The current rate is $15 a year, and the proposed rate is $20 for a single membership. Additional family members and students will stay the same at $10 per person. The vote is needed to adjust and change the By-laws.

All members present approved the change in dues. ( For those that don’t know the dues are used for repeater up keep, insurance and other fees the club has to pay ). For Those That Have Not Paid their dues it is that time of year to do so. If you can not attend meetings contact

me and i’ll give you a mailing address to send to.

New Business

John Lewis mentioned that he has had trouble with noise on the repeater. No one else present has heard anything and it might be a weather related issue.

John Wulf, the clubs activity director said he has gotten a list of events for the year. Some of the events we might want to do from Marshall’s in the clubs trailer to figure out how we might want to lay it out in the future. This will have to be coordinated with Marshall and of course be weather permitting. There will be up-dates sent out to keep all parties informed that are interested. A few of these events are listed below. Feb. 6th Minnesota QSO Party- starts at noon, March 12th Wisconsin QP contest- starts at noon.

Marshall asked if we had secured a place for field day for this year. John said the site we had last year was good and asked Chris to check on this so we might get it reserved.

David Spanyer was in attendance with some of Bob Sowders ( one of our past members that passed away ) collection. These things were donated to the club by Bob’s wife to go to hams that might need them. There will be more as time goes by when the family goes through

the rest of his estate.

John Wulf said that we have a Ham Radio Test session coming up on Jan 23rd at the red cross building.

John Wulf made the motion to close the meeting. Zenah Teater 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:40pm. After the meeting closed many stayed to talk with the visitors that came.

The next meeting date will be FEB 2nd. Mark your calendar and visit our web site.

www.wrarc.com

Submitted by Secretary Chris / KG4UQL