March 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting took place on Zoom instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:03, March 16, 2021
  • 24 members in attendence

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 (2021-03 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee and Officers Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware System.


Secretary’s Report

Jake K0RQ reported that last month’s minutes are available on the club website and on the cloud website.

  • Motion to accept by Anton KC0PFS
  • Seconded by Ken W0CZ
  • Motion carried unanimously

Treasurer’s Report

Lori KC0GQE reported that the Treasurer’s Report is available on the cloud website.

  • Motion to approve as submitted by Kirk W0HNV
  • Seconded by Patrick KE0KNV
  • Motion carried unanimously

Librarian’s Report

Lori KC0GQE had nothing to report.

Regular Agenda

Standing Committee Reports

Cass County ARES

Mark KK0V reported there should not be a flood activation this Spring based on the current flood forecast. Anyone that has not yet received an updated ARES badge should fill out the form on the cloud website to get one. Mark will start organizing the trailer in the coming weeks once it warms up. The trailer will need new batteries. Also discussed was the idea of using 10m or 6m as a means of supplementing AREDN.

Clay ARES

Seth KC0ODE was not present. Jarod W0JPJ reported he looked at the radio equipment that Clay County wanted to donate but determined most of it was not worth the club’s time. Clay County has a vacant tower near the landfill they would not be opposed to the club installing equipment on. He also noted that Fargo and Cass County are migrating to Minnesota’s ARMER system in the coming weeks.

Technical

Kirk W0HNV reported that he has been using the Grandin repeater on his bench and it appears to be working well. He is still waiting on a good weather window to get it installed at the Grandin site.

Education

Kirk W0HNV reported there are not any plans to start classes at this time. The West Fargo Library is open, but the rooms are not available yet. Hopefully by Fall classes can startup again.

Hamfest

Pete WC0G reported there was a meeting three weeks ago to begin the planning process. Another meeting will be scheduled in the next few weeks. The group is still proceeding as normal for a September Hamfest. KA0LDG added they would like everyone to find prize donations.

VEs

Pete WC0G reported the first virtual test session took place February 25th. The next session is scheduled for Thursday April 1st. Anyone wanting to register can find the session on HamStudy.org. There will be 5 test slots available. Only one person can test at a time unless more VE’s volunteer to help.

Media

Steve K0STK’s report is available on the cloud website. Meeting minutes are always uploaded in plain text to the website and in word processor form on the cloud website. According to the latest Google search statistics, 38% of visitors are on a mobile device. All club members should have an account on the cloud website. Any questions about the website or listserver please contact webmaster@rrra.org.

Old Business

Standing Committee Updates

Anyone interested in helping to fill the missing committees should reach out to Jarod W0JPJ.

New Business

No new business.

Good of the Order

  • Jarod W0JPJ reminded the group of the trailer that Jeff KK7IV wanted to donate to the club. Anyone interested in helping sort through the contents should contact Jarod

  • Mark KK0V reminded the group about MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio Service). Once trained in, it is a minimal commitment each month

Adjournment

  • Motion to adjourn by Ken W0CZ
  • Seconded by Al AI0Q

Meeting adjourned at 20:25