Meeting minutes Feb 2018

OMARC Minutes of Meeting on Saturday February 10, 2018

  • Call to order by President, Al Baxter
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag
  • Moment of Silence for our SK’s, our Troops and Bob Witham
  •  Motion to Accept Minutes of Meeting from January 13, 2018 previously emailed to members – Accepted
  • Treasurer’s Report by Sal (read by Joe C) – Accepted
  • Attendance at this meeting – 30     Self Introductions around the room
  • Membership Committee  Report by Sal C- not given this month
  • Nominations Committee, chaired by Anand – 3 Board seats open up in March 2018
  • Terms ending for Sal Ciappetta, Ken Brockel and Scott Thompson
  • Nominees accepting the nomination are: Sal Ciappetta, Scott Thompson, Art Goldberg and Phil Festa
  • Secretary, Joe Kruszewski, will send out BALLOTS within 5 days. Ballots must be mailed back or hand delivered to the Nominations Comm by 9:30 AM on March 10, 2018
  • Ballots will be opened and counted by the Nominations Comm at the March 10 meeting.
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS
  • Repeater Committee – Phil Festa – repeater is working fine
  • Phil made motion to spend $300 plus $100 for related parts and exchange the existing repeater for the latest model
  • Membership discussed the pros and cons of the new repeater
  • Motion was PASSED- Joe K will mail application and $300 to Yaesu
  • This meeting will be shortened to allow for Radio Room Dedication to SK Bob Witham by presenting a plaque for the radio room door, in Bob’s honor.
  • Hamfest dates for 2018 were announced by Joe K.
  • Spring Hamfest will be on Saturday June 2, 2018
  • Fall Hamfest will be on Saturday September 15, 2018
  • 50 -50 was drawn and Phil Festa who won $ 23.00
  • Business meeting ended at 10 AM
  • All members and guests proceeded downstairs for the Radio Room dedication.
  • Patti Witham, Bob’s wife and Cheri their daughter were in attendance along with other members of Bob’s family
  • Al Baxter presented the plaque to the membership and Bob’s family
  • Al mounted the door plaque
  • Patti Witham cut the yellow ribbon to officially open the new, Bob Witham Radio Room
  • All members and guests stayed for a social with refreshments
  • The assembly ended around noon.

Joe K.    KC2SVS

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