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Meeting Minutes

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Jan 2019

 

Sunlife Business Meeting Minutes

14 January 2019

 

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

Sunlife Events

 

Special Events

 

Snowbird Field Day

Titan Missile Museum Ham Radio outing - stay tuned (maybe Feb 2019)

 

Other Recurring Events

 

Hamfests-2019.pdf

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

 

Monday Events

 

We have 1 weekly event on Mondays, during the winter months. Subject to Instructor/Student availability.

Please email one of the officers of the club, for information.

 

Electronics club:

 

When: Monday afternoons at 1330.

Where: Venture Out Resort, in the Electronics Building.

 

We study electronics, and try to understand some of the basics of circuits, and radios.

 

 

Thursday Weekly Events

 

We have 2 weekly Thursday events. These events are year-long events. In other words they happen 52 weeks of the year.

 

Event: Ham Radio in the Park.

 

Where: Red Mountain Park

When:

Nov - Mar: West side of the park, entrance off of Sunnyvale Rd.

Apr - Oct: East side of the park, entrance off of Brown Rd.

 

We bring radios, and antennas. We make contacts, test new antennas, and chat with other hams. Some of us go to one of the local restaurants afterwards.

In short, we have fun. Don't worry if you are a new ham, we have mentored (Elmered) new hams into various phases of our hobby, from how an antenna is made, put up, and tuned, to how to use the radio, and make contacts.

 

Event: Special Interest Group at Red Mountain Library

 

Where: Red Mountain Library @Thinkspot

When: 1300 - 1500, local time

 

We hold a SIG every Thursday afternoon @Thinkspot (in the back of the Library)

Our special group, has a lot of interesting people, and we do some very interesting things, that every Ham Geek needs to do to be satisfied.

Currently, our topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino programming
  • 3D printing and CAD design
  • Antenna design
  • Learning linux
  • Model Airplanes & Drones

 

 Hamfests

 

 Hamfests-2019.pdf