Sunlife Business Meeting Minutes

18 March 2019

Meeting called to order 1000 by President Jerry Davis

Returning/New Members New—Larry Eldridge KF7DYM; Leaving—Glen & Jerry returning to Alaska, Earl Palmer leaving on 27th

Health and Welfare --Larry Aubuchon fell 1 and ½ weeks ago, his wife, Alice had blockage in heart, stent not working, in Banner Heart hospital. Hugh's wife, Vicki, had hip replacement, doing well. Mike Sauger's wife in now for heart procedure. Nick Spencer had bad bladder infection in December, doing better now, will be back with us soon.

Minutes of previous business meeting (18 Feb) read and approved as read.

Treasurer's Report-- Current Bank Balance $2293.92, petty cash $196.25. Moved and seconded to approve report as read. Vote, majority Aye, one nay, motion carried.

Old Business – Bob B reported on classes and postage charges. Classes produced 4 Extras, 3 Generals, and 5 techs. Postage from sending in results of 46 VE sessions since August with 155 applicants processed mostly new licenses or upgrades. Nationwide, 19% of hams are Extra Class, in this club 60% are Extras.

New Business – Tom and Jerry (don't laugh) are going to LaPaz county in May to deliver Raspberry Pi equipment to that club.

Committee Reports

Audit Committee – Books are in great shape.

Inventory Committee – All equipment located, we have excess and unused equipment, will post equipment list on website. MOTION –auction off unneeded equipment and put proceeds into Education Fund. Seconded, Passed.

Authorization to make one scholarship available next year.

Nomination Committee—no additional nominations for the proposed slate of Club officers: President, Jerry Davis; Vice President, Sue Rogers; Secretary, Chuck Rogers; Treasurer, Cliff Bean.

MOTION: Accept proposed slate by acclimation , seconded, Passed

Badge orders-- now being accepted—see Frank after meeting.

 

Announcements – Titan Missile Museum trip this coming Thursday, 21 March.

George run library meeting on Thursday.

Electronics class this afternoon.

FoxHunt at Red Mountain Park this weekend. Byon will have equipment there if you want to participate.

 

Closing Activities:

Joke

Education Fund drawing-- $55 with $27.50 to Ed fund, $27.50 to winner, K7JLF.

Attendance = 40 persons signed in

Nets: Paulette Monday, Terry Wednesday,

Adjourned – 1030.

Golden Corral Day

Meeting Minutes


14 January 2019

 

Meeting called to order 10:00 by President Jerry Davis

Returning/New Members  

New—Clyde Trader from Billings ID, in Tech Class; Irene Edgett K0DDA; New—AC0MG, Mark; AC0VM, Debbie from Colorado.

Health and Welfare 

Romeo—is holding his own

Minutes of previous business meeting (17 Dec 2018) read and approved as read.

Treasurer's Report-- 

Current Bank Balance $2611.53, petty cash $283.30. Education Fund $1025.09. Approved as read.

Old Business  

Snowbird field day is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (always the last Wednesday in February). Two sign up papers are being passed around—the first is for the pot luck, the second is for volunteering to set up and administer a band and mode. We will have QSL cards for club call sign, W7ASL, to send out for contacts. Need volunteer to handle getting them out. Judy did it last year. We have the QSL cards, Nick will collect log sheets from each station and post them on either eQSL or LOTW.

 New Business  --

Trip to Titan Missile Museum/Ham Radio Event. Tom will give presentation on last Titan Missile trip in two weeks.

Volunteers needed for annual committees

Audit Treasurer's Books committee - Marie, Anna, George

Equipment Inventory Committee – Glenn, Gary,

Nominating Committee – Jeff, Tom, Hugh

Reports due from committees in March

Bob, K9WMP, reports that on 9 March the American Legion Station marking the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

Bob also suggested discussion about joining ARCA. Discussion included mentioning the need for a club reporter for the ARCA Newsletter. Marie volunteered to write monthly article if we join. Moved and seconded for Sunlife ARC to join ARCA—Motion passed.

Bob questions whether worthwhile to keep nets since check-ins are very sparse. Check-ins are sparse on 10 meter net also. No motion.

 Announcements  

 

Programs needed for meetings

Ham classes on Tuesday and Thursday.

Cliff available to collect dues—If you haven't paid for this year, please do so.

Bob and Laura are testing at their home—call them for appointment

Thursday mornings we meet in the Red Mountain Park and put up antennas etc.

Special interest group meets every Thursday afternoon at Red Mountain Library to discuss and work on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Cad design, 3D printing, etc. All are welcome.

Electronics class this afternoon led by Howard at 1330.

Code Classes each Monday 0900 at back of meeting room.

Quartzsite Hamfest announced with potluck on Wednesday

 

Education Fund drawing-- 

$71 with $35.50 to Ed fund, $35.50 to winner, Marv, WB8OIC

Attendance = 51 persons signed in

Nets:  Monday, Paulette; Wed, Terry; Fri , Glenn.

Adjourned – 1040

Meeting Minutes


18 February 2019

 

Meeting called to order 10:00 by President Jerry Davis

Returning/New Members  

New—

Dick McGregor, Augie's Brother-in-law; Tom's Mother-in-law, Happy Hapinstall, Joe M? From Anchorage AK, KL4QUU; Clyde Shrader, KJ7DXB, Bill Farina new EXTRA. K0DDA passed the extra.

Health and Welfare 

Romeo—might be coming to the park in a week or so. Bob Mitchell, WB0IJJ, staph infection in heart; Shirley getting help from occupational therapist—slow improvement—Bill is tiring from his constant caregiving. Ellen Davis had biopsy to check cause of female bleeding.

Minutes of previous business meeting (14 Jan) read and approved as read.

Treasurer's Report-- 

Current Bank Balance $2901.63, petty cash $196.31. Education Fund $1151.55. Moved and seconded to approve report as read. Vote, majority Aye, one nay, motion carried. Nay person wanted to know if we would be dinged for monthly bank fee when the club is not in session. Answered no, would not if keep over $1000 in account.

 

Old Business  

Bob B reported on classes and postage charges. Classes produced 4 Extras, 3 Generals, and 5 techs. Postage from sending in results of 42 VE sessions since August with 137 people processed mostly new licenses or upgrades.

 New Business  --

Snowbird Field Day-- Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 33 people signed up so far. Sign up on the two lists being passed around for station set up and pot luck.

Motion made and seconded to appropriate up to $150 for meat for pot luck. Unanimously approved.

Don Bogle's grill being brought by Tom Goforth. Tom and Don cook meat. Bring own plates and flatware if desired—some will be provided. Bring some drinks if desired (no alcohol). Log sheets by Tom Goforth, QSLing handled by Nick. W7ASL is call sign. Venture Out Dick will bring sign. Eat at noon.

New Board at ARRL—many comments about new board becoming more transparent and trying to correct mistakes made by last boards, including expanding life membership program to include longevity payments, accessibility for blind hams, lowering QSL mailing fees, and sanction removal from SW District leader who had complained about non transparency.

Old GPS units might not work after April 9th because of rollover.

Support to LaPaz kids will be delivered and helped with installation in July by Jerry and Tom G.

  Announcements  

 

There are now 50 members that have signed up for the website.

Upcoming hamfests announced: Scottsdale, DeVry, and Tucson

No programs needed for meetings this year

Cliff available to collect dues—If you haven't paid for this year, please do so.

Bob and Laura are testing at their home—call them for appointment

Thursday mornings we meet in the Red Mountain Park and put up antennas etc.

Special interest group meets every Thursday afternoon at Red Mountain Library to discuss and work on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Cad design, 3D printing, etc. All are welcome.

Electronics class this afternoon led by Howard at 1330.

Code Classes each Monday 0900 at back of meeting room until April.

Today is Golden Corral day

Romeo has club antenna analyzer—when next seen should ask him about returning item.

 

Education Fund drawing-- 

$57 with $28.50 to Ed fund, $28.50 to winner, K8JFG.

Attendance = 48 persons signed in

 

Nets:  Not addressed

Adjourned – 1047

Meeting Minutes

Dec 2018

 

Sunlife Business Meeting Minutes

17 December 2018

 

Meeting called to order 10:00 by President Jerry Davis

Returning/New Members  

Returning--Gary Adams , K7DBA from Nampa Id, (callsign different than on roster—need to get roster updated)

Health and Welfare 

Romeo—is at home on hospice, will be visited tomorrow. Update will be given to Jerry after visit.

Minutes of previous business meeting (19 Nov 2018) read and approved as read.

Treasurer's Report-- 

Current Bank Balance $2611,44, petty cash $84.80. Accepted as read. Checks are now available to pay legitimate expenses.

Old Business  

72 people attended the successful Christmas Party where a visitor came and read the story, Twas the Night Before Christmas, in Texas that is. Two lines for food service improved the speed of people getting through the food trough. Food was good.

 New Business  

Snowbird field day is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (always the last Wednesday in February). Two sign up papers are being passed around—the first is for the pot luck, the second is for volunteering to set up and administer a band and mode. We will have QSL cards for club call sign, W7ASL, to send out for contacts. Need volunteer to handle getting them out. Don't remember who did it last year.

Moved and seconded to buy Arduino, Arduino Book, and Arduino boards from Thom Davis for $40. Motion passed.

Scholarship Applications – none received yet—21 December is cut-off date.

Discussion on changing Golden Corral day to Business meeting to take advantage of lower prices when arriving before 11:00. 18 people raised hands that they would be willing to go to GC at this better price. Motion made to move Golden Corral day from first Monday to the third Monday or other Business meeting date starting in February. Seconded and passed. We will make accommodations for John and Amy at end of table if they are attending.

Would like members to consider volunteering next month to serve on upcoming annual committees

Announcements  

 

Gordon West video posted on website

Cliff available to collect dues—consider all we do with your $10/year.

No meeting on 24 December. Those interested can go to RM Park for RIP (radios in the park)

Bob and Laura are testing at their home—call them for appointment

Special interest group meets every Thursday afternoon at Red Mountain Library to discuss and work on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Cad design, 3D printing, etc. All are welcome.

Rick asking for interest in going to Titan Missile Site south of Tucson sometime in February. Jerry will post on website.

Licensing classes starting in January at VO for all 3 classes of radio license.

Computers available for signing into website to establish member account on site. Also available to resolve password issues.

 

Education Fund drawing-- 

$49 with $24.50 to Ed fund, $24.50 to winner. Larry won for 3rd week in row and he said to draw again. Winner Laura, W9WMP

Attendance = ? signed in

Nets:  Monday, Paulette; Wed, Open; Fri , open.

Adjourned – 11:15