April 2014 Meeting

JCARA, Inc. April, 2014 Minutes



Meeting called to Order by President Charlie, N2PKW
Prayer led by Chaplain Chuck, N9RRI
Pledge of Allegiance led by President Charlie, N2PKW

Dan, AE5JG spoke of a local Veteran, Sean Baptiste, and of a fundraiser on his behalf and of how we, as a Club, can help.  Please contact Dan, AE5JG for details.

Program: Richard, AF5AQ gave a well prepared and well informed presentation on Solar Energy and how we Hams can apply it to our Hobby.

Officers Absent: Past President Kurt, K5KDO

Quorum Declared

March Secretarial Report given by Valerie, N9RQX.  Motion to Accept by Hank, AE5WU; Seconded by Chuck, N9RRI; Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report given by Charlie, AG5CC.  Motion to Accept by Chuck, N9RRI; Seconded by Dean, KF5LWT; Motion Carried.

Old Business:

  1. Club Handout.  Nicely written up by Marilyn, AF5DP.  It will be used whenever our Club interracts with the public, along with an ARRL Booth, designed by Richard, AF5AQ and Marilyn, AF5DP.
  2. Field Day Site.  Charlie, N2PKW and Chris, K5MOZ are making arrangements for all who are interested in looking inside the Field Day site.  An antenna survey has been taken.
  3. As of this time, there will be no class for Net Controllers, as per Chris, K5MOZ.  The interest is not there.

Repeater Committee: Charlie, N2PKW reported on the installation plans for the 440 Repeater and location plans for the N5OS Repeater.

V.E. Activities:

Two new Techs!

Next Meeting Scheduled for May 27th.

Other Old Business:  Dates for our Hamfest have been approved by ARRL.  Thank you Chris, K5MOZ.

New Business:

  1. Rod, KC5LCW and his wife, Teresa, will Chair the Club Family Picnic sometime this Fall.
  2. Due to the possibility of a Runoff Election in June, the Monthly Club Meeting will meet in Pascagoula.  This will be set up by Chris, K5MOZ.

Dan, AE5JG will supply a financial report to our Club Trerasurer to keep our Club updated on Sean Baptiste.

President Charlie, N2PKW called for a Motion to Adjourn; Motion to Accept by Dan, AE5JG; Seconded by Barb, KE5QHZ; Motion Carried; Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by,
Valerie N9RQX
JCARA, Inc. Club Secretary

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