SARA MEETING MINUTES - August 13, 2008 (approved September 10, 2008)
Meeting was called to order at by President Prescott Grey. There were 12 members and 2 guests present.
Jim Bosworth passed around samples of brisket that he had prepared.
Bill Brundage made the evening’s presentation. He showed his collection of older model ham radios, many of which were Heathkits. There was much discussion and many remembrances. Everyone agreed that it was a well spent half hour.
The Duke City Hamfest will be this Friday and Saturday, August 15-16. Flyers for the Hamfest were passed out.
Approval of Minutes
Motion made to approve the minutes of the July meeting was made by Al Braun and seconded by Vern Leavitt. The motion passed.
Bill Brundage reported that as of July 31st, the SARA portion of the balance in the treasury was 4686.99. The
TARAbalance was $320.08
Glenn Mauger reported that the Motorola repeater is now up and in operation.It is an open repeater but he hadn’t tried to use it and he didn’t know the frequency. He would attend a statewide seminar to find out more about it.
Penny Lommen reported that the quote for club liability insurance had finally arrived. The quote is $320.00 for one year and has some very good liability limits. We will send the premium immediately.
Jim Boswell offered to be the “Grill master” to cook up brisket or hot dogs and hamburgers.
Paula Riley suggested that we should allow vendors at the Hamfest who were not involved with radio. We would charge a fee for tables just as we do for the ham tables. This would attract the wives and keep the husbands around longer! It was suggested that these tables be Hobbyist related. A motion was made by Vern Leavitt and seconded by Jim Boswell.
The Fireman have declined to do the BarBQ on Friday night so a motion was made (Leavitt) and seconded (Boswell) that we contact LJ’s Branding Iron to do the catering.
Notice was sent to the ARRL about the VE exams.
Bill Brundage passed out copies of the preliminary hamfest flyer. He announced that we would need tour guides for the VLA. He also announced that we had $1100.00 for prizes. We will again order ICOM radios. 4 grand prizes are a better idea to keep people at the Hamfest.
The ARRL forum will be at , followed by the MARS forum at 10. The state ARES/RACES forum will be at .
- The club will once again do donuts and coffee.
Good of the Organization
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm
Minutes taken by Penny Lommen