GVARC Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2018

President Rudy Sweisfurth, N7COP, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the SAV meeting room. Rudy welcomed the 43 members including Al K7CYP, a returning member.

Jon gave Rudy an old vacuum tube from Jack K6IZZ to give to one who could use it or appreciate it. Joe Dulick expressed interest and was given it.

The club picnic October 18th at 11:30 will be at Anamax Park with lots of parking.

Vice President Beetle Bailey, K7GSB, said Joe Pinter KK6DB was doing lots better. They are also working on AD7NM and AD7FV radio equipment so they can participate in the nets.

Rudy thanked Barb Doehring for filling in for Secretary Jane Lang AD7NR.

Treasurer Bob Call, K7RWC, gave his treasurer's report and said he would be collecting the $10 dues at the November meeting. He also asked if everyone who wants one has been able to get the membership list from him.

Club Station Manager and Special Events, Tom Lang, K7VOA, reported no special events scheduled at this time except the Lloyd Miller Special Event which will be held Saturday November 3 at either the Titan or the SAV site. He is working on the White Elephant Parade. Tom said a menu and sign up sheet will be at the October meeting for the Christmas Party. Same location (American Legion Post 66) and same price $20 per person held December 13, 2018 with a cut off date of December 2 for sign up and payment. Bob Call announced that he will be taking money for the dinner – state your food item- and dues etc. And would accept one check for all with proper designations for the various items. Rudy announced that Elliot KF7NCA gave a generous donation to the club in memory of Gene and George.

Website Manager, Jon Otto, AD7GS, reported not many users for the website. If anyone not getting blast outs, let him know.

Technical Director Ron Phillips, AA7RP, passed because he was giving the program on that subject.

Emergency Communications Coordinator Norm Kibby, W5UJ. not present.

Program Director Tom Smith K7AFA, talked about mentoring and license classes in future.

Drive Out Co-ordinator, Linda Boeck KF7UGO-xyl, reported 6 members had taken the Coor's Pottery factory tour and had lunch at Culver’s. Sjhe also announced a tour to the Mirror Lab in November at U of A , cost $18. Joe Dulick gave a thumbs up on the Coors tour, of machinery, noise and dirt.

Old or new business – Rudy asked for old business, discussion of classes and need for instructors.

Program: Ron Phillips gave presentation of the history, equipment and workings of the repeater site and how it is maintained, some interesting human interest stories as well. Thank you Ron for all you do.

Drawing for door prizes.

Meeting adjourned --- Bar Doehring