GVARC Meeting Minutes, September 13, 2017

President Dale Lang, AA1SZ, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the SAV meeting room. Dale welcomed 50 members and guests. Cliff Philip's family, 2 men who are taking the tech exam and various others were visiting.

To honor our dear friend and mentor, Lloyd Miller, N7GV, SK, Tom Lang and Jim Forsman (am sure Linda poo had a hand in choosing pics) put together a wonderful, short video presentation with music. Ken KE7VH, said that one of Lloyd's students, Kelley, wrote to him about how much Lloyd's mentoring meant to her. A few others spoke of Lloyd, and his interests and help, to which all of us agreed. We could have reminisced all night but due to time constraints, we stopped. A member has donated $100 to the Club in memory of Lloyd.

Dale called upon the officers for their reports:

Vice President Rudy Sweisfurth, N7COP, no report.

Secretary, Jane Lang AD7NR, no report.

Treasurer Bob Call, K7RWC, reported on the finances.

Club Station Manager and Special Events, Tom Lang, K7VOA, said that Nov. 4 will be a special event in honor of Lloyd Miller. It will be an annual event.

Driveout Coordinator, Gene Shouweiler, W0KAD– No drive outs planned at this moment.

Website Manager, Jon Otto, AD7GS, reported not as many contacted the website this last month but that China had more contacts than Canada. There were many other countries listed as well. Check out the website on new links from Ray Soifer W2RS.

Technical Director Ron Phillips, AA7RP, reported on the repair of the 27 and 29 link and since the transceiver on mountain stopped working and outgoing calls from IRL will not work, that repair is ongoing.

Emergency Communications Coordinator Dee Gross, AD7NM, no report.

Old or new business.

Program Director Cliff Philip, N2CDP,
Walter Scott (Scotty), W5HOQ, a NASA retired rocket scientist, presented a very informative program on the Hubble Telescope, its pictures and repair. Scotty's wife Jackie (Cliff's sister) and Cliff's cousin and husband and Cliff's wife Reb were all present.

Meeting adjourned ---

Jane Lang, AD7NR

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