Minutes – Meeting March 7. 2017

The WRARC held it’s regular meeting at the Methodist church in Danville. Those present were as follows:
KG4UQL, KF4FMQ, KE4SHC, KG4PIF, KA4SWT, KM4TPW, KM4FRM, KI4BM, KM4OLL, WD4LEW, K4OH, KJ4ND, KM4PDI, K4FT, KB4UPW and Visitors Hayleigh and Kosey Humphrey which are Chris’s grandkids.

The meeting was called to order by president John Montgomery at 7:34pm.
John asked Chris to read the minutes from the Feb meeting.
Chris read the minutes from the last meeting.
John Wulf made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Mike 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members.John asked Ken for a treasury report.
Don made the motion to accept the report. Mike 2nd and the members accepted the report.

___ OLD BUSSINESS ___

Legion:

John went into more details. The dues are to join the post not the American Legion they are two seperate things. IF you qualify to join the Legion you may do so. John said that the MOA had been revised to the changes that was wanted. Chris had a few printed and handed out for review by members present. Members reviewed the new MOA. Mike made the motion to approve the new MOA and go ahead with the signing and get the move started. Peter 2nd and all members approved by a showing of hands.

___ NEW BUSSINESS ___

CAP

John asked Chris to report on a message he had gotten. Chris said he had gotten a message from Ron Goodpaster which was doing some things with CAP. The kids there want to get their ham ticket so he thought of the club to do a teaching of classes so that they can get the tech ticket. Ron said it would be a great event for the club to get public recognition. Members talked about what materials to teach from and it was decided to go with Gordon West. Chris said he would contact Ron to get a final number of kids and contact Gordon to see if there is a discount on books. Bernie made the motion for the club to do this event. Ken 2nd and those present agreed.

PLEASE READ AND RESPOND: With the move and class coming up to was talked about changing our meeting night. The CAP meets on Tue nights as does legion. The members said that the first Thurs of the month looked good but for those not present we want your input if this will work for you too. Let me know so i can get this info ready for next month to vote on.

John Wulf said that there was a plaque going around that the club won for doing the Ky QSO party.

Next month’s meeting will be at the Methodist Church April 4th 7:30pm

Next month before meeting meal will be at Applebee’s 6pm.

Breakfast get together will be at AL’s (old red rooster) Diner on main st Danville past constitution square and before post office on same side.

Submitted to the members of the WRARC by
Chris / KG4UQL club Secretary

Minutes – Meeting February 7. 2017

The WRARC held it’s meeting at the Methodist church basement in Danville.
Those present were: KG4UQL, KM4PDI, KM4TPW, KF4FMQ, KA4SWT, KI6SEP, KM4FRM, WD4LEW, K4OH, K4FT, KM4QOY, AG4MW, KI4BM, N4JLT, KK4JW, KJ4NR, KG4PIF and KE4SHC.

The meeting was called to order by president John Montgomery. John asked Chris to read the minutes from the January meeting.
Chris read the minutes from January. George made the motion to accept the minutes as read.Bernie 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members.

— OLD BUSINESS —
John Wulf reported that the test session went well. Six people attended and 5 got their Tech ticket. The next session will be April 22nd.

Doug said that he and Chris had met with the reporter that did the fisical court meetings. This was just to give her our side of the story and let her know the whole story of how we were treated and what we had been told for months leading up to the finding out about us having to leave the Red Cross building by reading in the paper. She is now aware of how the club was treated.

John said that some members met a the building to start packing up the clubs property. The trailer held it all. The tower came down the following weekend so all our stuff has been removed. The antenna and tower is being stored at Doug’s house. The trailer is located at the legion property.

John said he had gotten a letter from the American Legion to offer a place to meet and for our radio station.

— NEW BUSSINESS —
For those that attended the meeting on the move to the legion building knows there were lots of questions. I could not get everything wrote down to put here in the minutes.
The main things were do we want to move to the American Legion and the MOA along with dues. First we needed to see if the members wanted to do the move. The pros and cons were talked about so Andy made the motion for the club to move to the legion. Mike 2nd the motion. Members were all in favor.
Now the MOA, some members wanted some new language put in. Chris asked all if they had ideas for changes put them on the copies of the MOA he had handed out to everyone. Then give to John so he could meet the the legion commander to get the changes made. When John gets the new MOA he can get to Chris so he can email out to get members approval. John mentioned that the legion wants to do a big signing thing with the paper doing a story on it and what the relationship does for the community.
Now for the dues that needs more explanation. This was a big point. The dues are for joining the post not the AMERICAN LEGION that is seperate thing if you qualify and want to. John went into this but members wanted more info on this topic. So more will be coming to help all understand.

The meal before the next meeting March 7th will be held at Cheddar’s 6pm. The meeting will be held at the methodist church again starting at 7:30pm.

John Wulf made motion to close meeting. Bernie 2nd and the meeting closed at 9:40pm.

Submitted to the WRARC members.
By Chris / KG4UQL
WRARC Secretary

Minutes – Meeting January 3. 2017

The WRARC meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by President John Montgomery. The WRARC held its regular meeting at the Red Cross building in Danville. Those present were: KA4SWT,  WD4LEW, KK4IYY, KM4OLL, K4FT, KM4FRM, WQ4Z, W9WA, KB4UPW, KI6SEP, K4OH, KE4INO, KF4FMQ, KM4QOY, KM4PDI, KI6SER,and KM4TPW.

Sharon, KE4INO, read the minutes from the December meeting. Bill, W9WA, made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Bernie, KM4TPW, seconded the motion and the motion was accepted by the members present.

— OLD BUSINESS 

SOCIAL: The club has started a coffee get together on Friday mornings at 9am at the McDonalds on Perryville road in the shopping center with Big Lots. This right now is every other week. The next one will be held January 13. Please note: The meeting will not be at McDonalds. It will be at Sweet Beans and Things by Subway and McDonalds on the hill near Walmart.  Quite a few amateurs show up for these socials.

— NEW BUSINESS 

John, K4FT, stated that QTH usually charges a 2 per cent finders fee when something is advertised and suggested we send them $14.00. John K4FT made a motion to this effect and Bernie, KM4TPW, seconded the motion. Motion was carried.

TEST SESSION: John, K4FT, said that the test session will be held on January 28. The location will probably be at the Third Street Methodist Church, 119 South Third Street, Danville near EMMH hospital..

Use the ADA ramp to the basement. We will send another email to confirm the location. Bernie KM4TPW stated we may be able to use the multi purpose room at the church for testing and meetings. He may have a closet to put radios in and operate. No towers can be set up at this location as there are many building surrounding the church.

John K4OH suggested asking the county for $1000 for moving expenses. The WRARC has extensive equipment including radios, bookcases, file cabinets, awards, computers, tables, chairs, etc. George KM4QOY suggested the county rent us a storage building for all our equipment. Janie, KI6SER, stated they had moving supplies we could borrow items like blankets and  hand trucks. Mike KF4FMQ and Doug KA4SWT explained that the tower is a problem. The tower will have to be cut off at base. The tower is 40 feet. There is no way it can be down by January 31.

Doug KA4SWT said he had called the reporter that had written the newspaper article on the Red Cross. He stated he told her we were incorporated as a non-profit organization under IRS 501C. He stated we had been told by a magistrate we would not have to move. Doug suggested trying to get the newspaper to do another story on WRARC and the club history including its economic impact on the local community.

He said we are at the Red Cross for communications for the county. (ARRL and Red Cross Have signed Memorandum of Understanding since 3/25/10).

Mike KF4FMQ reminded the club the 22 ft. dual axle trailer was to be used for club communication purposes and to be equipped  with  radios, etc. and to be set up as a mobile unit.

John Montgomery brought up the newspaper article about vacating the Red Cross Building. He stated a Commander from the American Legion had sent him a letter asking about disaster services. John said the club does not do disaster and emergency services and Sharon KE4INO said we always did emergency and disaster services and related about the Casey county disaster.

Sharon KE4INO gave John K4FT a QSL card from Terry, MS. She also gave Ken a bill for the SERA dues. She also reminded club members that the club license runs out this year and must be renewed.

Saturday January 7 at 10:00 there will be a walk through at the church to determine if the church would be a possibility for the club meetings.

Moving day is scheduled for January 14 weather permitting. Alternate day is January 21.

Bill W9WA made a motion to close the meeting. John WD4LEW seconded the motion and the meeting closed at 8:40  pm.

The next meeting will be February 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm. We will be eating at Fazoli’s at 6:00 pm on February 7 before the club meeting.

 

Sharon Griebe KE4INO

Acting Secretary for Chris / KG4UQL