Central Idaho Amateur
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CIARC Meeting Minutes - November 2016

Attending Members

Bill Beckham (W7CBS), Jeff Shinn (N7HQT), David Sorensen (KE7FST), David McQuade (W7LCC), Karin Didisse (KG7MFC), Ray Montagne (W7CIA), Larry Stokes (N7IBC), Richard Wagner (W7ELE), Robert Wagner (W7AXN), John Quinzio (K6JMQ), Brian Hamilton (N7BMH), Bob Renn (KF7JPJ)

Attending Guests

Benjamin Ballard (KI7GZI)

Agenda Items


NOTICE: THE LOCATION FOR CIARC MEETINGS HAS CHANGED!

You're Invited! The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club meets regularly on the first Thursday of each Month at 7:00 P.M. local time, at the McCall St. Lukes Hospital Allen-Nokes Building , located at 200 Forest Street in McCall. Meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be accessed from the Calendar menu.


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  1. BUSINESS MEETING

    1. Welcome [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      Welcome to Benjamin Ballard (KI7GZI).

    2. Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]


      Family Members: 8
      Individual Members: 30
      Life Members: 3
      Associate Members: 0
      Total Members: 41

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

      The CIARC Dues Fee Schedule is shown on the CIARC web-site.  Members are maintained in good standing through March 31 of the year following the last year for which dues payment was received.


      General Fund Balance $2098.65
      W5YI-VEC Testing Reimbursement Fund $165.65
      Outstanding Debits $0.00
      Outstanding Deposits $0.00
      Combined Balance $2264.30

    4. Ham Radio Class for Grade school / High school [John Quinzio - K6JMQ]

      Contacted Linda Pool (Payette Lakes Association). Looking for a presentation for a group of 5th graders. This will be a power-point presentation about ham radio, and its relationship with Valley County Search And Rescue. It would be an afternoon event (between 4:00 and 5:00 PM).

    5. ARES [Larry Stokes - N7IBC]

      K7ZZL repeater remains off the air.

    6. VE Testing Horseshoe Bend [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]

      Saturday, November 5, 2016 saw our tenth combined study session and W5YI-VEC testing session. This session was held at Legion Hall, in Horseshoe Bend.

      Congratulations to new licensees:

      • Michael Butler, KI7IGD
      • Verleen Heck, KI7IGE

      Congratulations to the following operators who upgraded to the General class license:

      • JoAnn Blout, KF7CEP
      • John Updegraff, KI7BUM
    7. CIARC NET 2000 hrs Wednesday previous to club meeting [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      3 check-ins

    8. November Election Nominees [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      Election of CIARC officers for 2017 will occur at the December 2016 meeting.  The following nominations have been forwarded:

      • PRESIDENT: RICHARD WAGNER (Nominated by: BOB RENN, BRIAN HAMILTON-BILL BECKHAM)
      • VICE PRESIDENT: JOHN QUINZIO (Nominated by: RICHARD WAGNER)
      • SECRETARY: BILL BECKHAM (Nominated by: JEFFREY ROFF)
      • TREASURER: BOB RENN (Nominated by: BRIAN HAMILTON)

      After the close of business, Bill Beckham contacted Richard Wagner to withdraw his name for consideration for the position of Secretary.  A nominee is needed for the position of Secretary.  Ray Montagne will continue to maintain the web-site.  A form will be provided for the new Secretary to support posting of meeting minutes to the web-site.

    9. Patches To Stickers [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      Richard is looking into this.

    10. Gel Cell Batteries [Jeff Shinn - N7HQT]

      Jeff graciously donated gel cell batteries to a number of attending members. Thank you Jeff!

    11. 2016 Four-Summit-Challenge [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      A letter was received from the 4-Summit Challenge Committee, expressing gratitude for communications support provided by CIARC:


      4-Summit Challenge Letter
  2. POST BUSINESS MEETING PRESENTATION

    1. TBD...