Meeting Minutes, March 20, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 12 Attendance.
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Cass Teles (KD8MNG) seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX).
Minutes from previous meeting were distributed in advance vie email with no corrections.
The Membership report stands at 48 total paid and lifetime members.
 
Members in Distress:
 
KC8PCU is out of the hospital and continues to recover nicely.
 
Upcoming Events:
 
June 3 is the FCARC Summer Hamfest.  Flyers are available for printing on the club website at http://k8bxq.org/hamfest.  Club members are encouraged to spread the word about this event.
 
June 24 and 25 is the ARRL Field Day.  More information can be found at http://www.arrl.org/field-day and members are encouraged to download the rules packet.  We are looking for volunteers to help with some of the bonus points like an Education program and club information table.
 
July 9 is the Delta Chicken Festival Parade.  We have helped with this in the past and will continue to assist the Delta Police Department this year.
 
Old Business:
 
Storm Spotter Training was well received.  The presentations continue to improve year over year.  It was mentioned that the Bryan repeater (146.820) is monitored by the Indiana Weather Service.  Amateur Radio operators in the Storm Spotter program are encourage to remember this frequency for reporting.
 
Communications:
 
DX Engineering wants to get more involved with club presentations utilizing Skype conferencing.  If clubs are interested, DX Engineering asks that they contact them to setup the date and time and topic of discussion.  We have the benefit of having internet access at the County Admin Building and may take advantage of this.
 
Hamfests:
04/08/2017 Cuyahoha Falls, OH
04/22/2017 Peru, IN
06/03/2017 FCARC! Tedrow, OH
06/04/2017 Chelsea, MI
06/18/2017 Monroe, MI
07/16/2017 Van Wert, OH
 
Next Meeting: The next regular club meeting will be 7:30pm on April 17, 2017 at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon.
 
Motion to adjourn made by Jim McBride (K8JPD) and seconded by Martin Taylor (N8WOM)
 
Club Nets:
Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 8pm EC Practice Net & Club Two Meter Net -- 147.195+ (EC/Club Net alternate every other week)
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.125 USB on the third Wednesday of the month