President Rudy Sweisfurth, N7COP , called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the SAV meeting room. Rudy welcomed 47 members.
Jack AD7NK brought free giveaway items.
Tony and Nancy Alix KA7CYY will be greeters for the Christmas Party.
N7GV (sk Lloyd Miller's call sign) will be obtained for the GVARC.
Ric Rogers KF7ZKA has volunteered to be Club Secretary for 2019.
GVARC Women's list is available from Linda Boeck who created it.
Rudy introduced the officers and asked for their reports:
Vice President Beetle Bailey, K7GSB, present.
Secretary, Jane Lang AD7NR, no news.
Treasurer Bob Call, K7RWC -Dues $10- if you haven’t paid, please send your dues to Bob Call. His information is on the contacts page.
Club Station Manager and Special Events, Tom Lang, K7VOA reported no special events at this time. 50 members have signed up for the Christmas Party. December 1st is deadline to sign up and pay the $20 per person, chicken cordon bleu or pork.
Education and VE testing –(old news)---Don Thompson KG7ITK reported the Tech class will start January 10th – 5 Thursdays for 5 weeks and 6th week for testing. They have 18 signed up. Will meet at the Sahuarita LDS Church.
Website Manager, Jon Otto, AD7GS reported over 200 hits on the website from many countries.
Drive Out Co-ordinator, Linda Boeck KF7UGO-xyl. She requests suggestions for further Drive Outs for the new year.
Technical Director Ron Phillips, AA7RP reported he has to reset the .29.27 link after thunderstorms.
Emergency Communications Coordinator Norm Kibby, W5UJ present.
Program Director Tom Smith K7AFA was ill.
Program: Beetle K7GSB presented Tom’s K7AFA presentation along with Rudy. It was a facilitated forum where club members had an opportunity to brainstorm their desires for the direction of the club in 2019 in the areas of projects and programs, education and testing, etc. There was support for many of the ideas presented and some new/continuing ideas were presented.
5 tickets drawn and prizes given.
Jane Lang, AD7NR