October 2019 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order by Seth KC0ODE at 19:02
  • Introduction of members—36 members present

These minutes have been converted to a mobile friendly format; some light editing for clarity and consistency was performed. The Secretary’s original minutes document (2019-10 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA File Server.

Items marked with 🆕 have been added, corrected, or significantly revised, pending acceptance by the Secretary


Secretary’s report

  • Motion to accept as recorded by Anton KC0PFS
  • Seconded by Brian K0GEF
  • Motion carried

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept as recorded by Brian K0GEF
  • Seconded by Jke K0RQ
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • No updates

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports

Cass County (ND) ARES

Mark KK0V reported that another tutorial session on AREDN will be held at the regular ARES meeting before the November meeting. He also reported that the ID Badges from Cass County are on hold until further notice. The MOU for the AREDN node on the Black Building was discussed, it is progressing, albeit slowly.

Clay County (MN) ARES

Seth KC0ODE reported that the club pagers are now programmed with incorrect parameters after a console changeout occurred at Dispatch. A replacement solution was to be discussed under New Business.

Technical

Bob W0HNV reported that he didn’t make it up to work on the Grandin repeater due to weather and health issues. The committee assigned to come up with a replacement for the Wheatland repeater was to meet after the regular business meeting.

Education

Bob W0HNV reported that the General class was going well with about 4 regular attendees.

VEs

Pete WC0G reported that 15 examinees showed up to test at Hamfest and reminded members that there will be a testing session next month after the business meeting.

Hamfest

Mike NY0MN reported on the annual Hamfest held in September. Attendance was down by about 103 people and net profit was $1364.43. A hamfest in Cologne, MN was held the same weekend and likely caused the attendance decline. He also reported that the fairgrounds is not available for third weekend of September 2020; discussion was held on whether alternate venues should be pursued to keep our standard third weekend in September. The committee will explore other possible venues for 2020.

Media

Steve K0STK reminded members to contact him to advertise any club events on the website. Steve can be contacted at webmaster@rrra.org

Old Business

CROP Hunger Walk

No hams were present at the annual CROP Hunger Walk.

Jingle Bell Run

It will be held on December 7th, contact Lori KC0GQE to sign up.

Christmas Party

It will be held on December 4th at Pizza Ranch, Lori has reserved a private room.

New Business

Pager Replacement

Seth KC0ODE reported that replacing the pagers would cost about $100 each but a smart phone app called I am Responding is the new standard for paging first responders.

  • Motion to purchase a subscription to I am Responding for up to $380 per year in lieu of replacing the pagers by Mark KC0SHM
  • Seconded by Anton KC0PFS
  • Motion carried

ARRL Thanks

A thank-you-note was received for the RRRA’s contribution to the ARRL spectrum defense fund.

Adjournment

  • Motion to adjourn by Anton KC0PFS
  • Seconded by Ken W0CZ
  • Motion carried
  • Meeting adjourned at 20:17