Central Idaho Amateur
Radio Club
CIARC Meeting Minutes - December 2014
Meeting Minutes - December 2014

REMINDER: It is now time to renew your CIARC membership by submitting dues for calendar year 2015. The dues fee structure is published on the CIARC home page.


Attending Members
Call Sign First Last
KG7GKK Bill Beckham
KG7GKL Anna Crogh
W7HXU Lenard Crogh
KB7BVR Kermit Peterson
KF7JPJ Bob Renn
N7IBC Larry Stokes
KG7GKS Richard Wagner
KG7GKP Jeff Kerby
KG7GKQ Larry Mangum
KG7MFC Karin Didisse
KG7OGQ Christian Beckham

Agenda Items
  1. Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]

    Family 5
    Individual 17
    Life 1
    Total 28

  2. Treasurer's Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]

    Balance $2006.42
    Outstanding Debits $0.00
    Outstanding Deposits $0.00

  3. Elections. [Lenard Crogh - W7HXU]

    The following nominations were made at the November meeting.

    President Lenard Crogh - W7HXU
    Richard Wagner - KG7GKS
    Secretary Ray Montagne - W7CIA
    Treasurer Bob Renn - KF7JPJ

    Elections were held by ballot, with the following members voted to serve as CIARC officers in 2015:

    President Richard Wagner - KG7GKS
    Secretary Ray Montagne - W7CIA
    Treasurer Bob Renn - KF7JPJ

  4. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution & Bylaws. [Lenard Crogh - W7HXU]

    Bill Beckham (KG7GKK), Ray Montagne (W7CIA) and Bob Renn (KF7JPJ) met several times between November 11th and 15th to discuss proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. This was prompted by the discussion at the November meeting, where Bill and Ray were tasked with reviewing the constitution toward restoring the office of the Vice President, and the bylaws in support of fulfilling the office of the Vice President outside of the scope of annual elections.

    Discussions included a review of the current constitution and bylaws toward making amendments to further empower the CIARC membership in interacting with the officers and the club, and to provide additional protections for the club.

    The proposed changes can be reviewed on-line at:

    For the proposed documents above, text to be deleted or replaced is indicated by strike-through, while additions appear in italic maroon text.

    The current documents can be reviewed on-line at:

    These documents were projected at the December meeting, as well as submitting a written copy, as required by the current rules of governance. A minor hand edit was performed to the proposed changes to Article 6. The printed edited document has been filed with CIARC documents, and the modification has been posted. A vote to approve or deny the proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws will occur at the January meeting at the earliest.

    The proposed amendments to the CIARC constitution and bylaws will be held at the January 2015 general meeting.

  5. Discussion on Non-Profit Status [Lenard Crogh - W7HXU, Bill Beckham - KG7GKK]

    It has been determined that the CIARC does not need to file for a 501(c)3 status. CIARC is already a non-profit organization, and the requirement for filing as a 501(c)3 would only come into play should there be compensation to the officers. As the officers are not compensated, there is no need to pursue a 501(c)3 filing status.

    Related: Ray Montagne will search the CIARC documents to see if an EIN number exists.

  6. Floor Items

    Because of the New Years Holiday, the January CIARC meeting will be held on Thursday, January 8th.