The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.

It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.

This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary.

More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted. (SEE DARA WEB PAGES)

Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.

Jack Gerbs

General Chairman HV2020

Regarding the stated club meeting tomorrow, we are changing the format to be a Net on the K8BXQ repeater (147.195). With concerns of large gatherings and meetings, the EMA has asked us to consider changing our format. We will NOT be meeting at the admin building this month, but will follow a Net format with check-ins. The time will be the same, 7:30pm. Please plan on attending as we put our hobby to use in a forum it was intended for!

There is a great deal of concern and hype over the Coronavirus in Ohio. It has prompted TMRA to act upon these decisions.

COLUMBUS — Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said he plans to issue an executive order barring public participation in sporting events and other large gatherings (Tuesdays news conference defines large gathering as 100 or more), and that a closure of K-12 schools could happen soon as the state continues to battle with a coronavirus outbreak. The governor’s allusion to even more drastic virus mitigation steps coming in the near future came as officials announced a 53-year old male from Stark County has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the fourth case in Ohio and the first case officials consider to be “community spread.” Community spread cases are cases where the afflicted individual did not become sick as a result of traveling.

TMRA at this time is cancelling the March 14 th Great Lakes Conference along with the March 15 th Hamfest in order to further protect our regular attendees and vendors. At the present time TMRA has had several conference presenters and vendors cancel out on our event. We at TMRA do not want to put on an event that you will not get your monies worth or not get the presenters that were promised. All those that pre-purchased tickets (for any portion of our events) will be fully refunded over the upcoming week. We look forward to your participation at future events!

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 15 members and guests in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.
Members in Distress: nothing to report
Treasurers Report: The report was given and a motion was made by KD8WSL and seconded by KD8BHW. All present were in favor.
Bills to Present: Two bills were presented.  The first by KD8KBU for $25 for reimbursement for renewing the Clubs non-profit status with the state of Ohio.  A motion was made to reimburse KD8KBU by KC8UQU and seconded by KC8PCU, all were in favor. A second bill was presented for reimbursement of office supply expenses to KB8ELG.  A motion to reimburse him was made by WB8ZOI and seconded by KD8WSL, all were in favor.

Reminder that the regular club meeting is cancelled this month in favor of our annual club Christmas gathering at the Barn Restaurant in Archbold.  The date is still December 16 at 6:30pm. As is customary, members are responsible for the cost of their meals. Hope to see you then!

The meeting was called to order at 7:33pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 members in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.
Members in Distress:
  • Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) has spent the past couple of weeks at St Lukes but is set to be transferred back to Fulton County.
  • Andy Odum's (KC8RU) sister passed away on 10/21.
  • Allen Nash (KC8UQU) goes in for scheduled surgery next Monday for hip replacement.
  • John Meyer (KD8ZKE) goes in for scheduled surgery on November 11 for a upgrade pacemaker.
The Treasurers report was given and was approved as read.
Hamfest Committee:
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