Minutes of March 18, 1998 Regular Meeting
On Wednesday, March 18th, 1998 at 7:30 PM, the SACMARC met at the Bank
of Bellevue, corner of Galvin and Harvell Roads, American Plaza,
Bellevue, Nebraska to conduct a regular meeting. Officers present
included Paul, K3FU, Sonya, KCØAUL, and George, KBØZZT,
along with 6 other members. Ray, N5SEZ, was absent. A quorum was
determined to be present. Paul, K3FU, presided.
President Paul, K3FU
deferred to old/new business
VP Sonya, KCØAUL
deferred to old/new business
Secretary Ray, N5SEZ
In Ray's absence, Paul read the minutes of the September and December
regular meetings, which were approved by the membership. Paul also read
the minutes of the February Board Meeting minutes, which were approved
by the board.
In the absence of a Treasurer, Paul reported our checking account
balance as $237.50. He also noted Peggy's resignation at the last Board
meeting to accept a position as Library Director at UMKC, and that an
audit committee had found no errors in her financial records.
Property Manager George, KBØZZT
George reported no changes to our property holdings.
Paul reported that our SAC Museum project continued to be on hold
awaiting the opening of the new Museum and the Curator Sarah McFarland
getting back with us. Paul will update his contacts (including Rod
Blocksome at Rockwell Collins and Linda Langston at the Linn County,
Iowa History Center).
Steve, KBØMYH, added that he would update his contacts within the
USAF and military organizations as well.
Sid, WØWWH, reported that John, N4OWG, was recovering from minor
Articles and ByLaws
Paul presented the membership with the final copies of the Articles and
ByLaws. He enumerated the minor administrative changes that had been
made, including updating Peggy's address, minor spelling and grammar
corrections, and moving the dissolution article from the ByLaws to the
Articles of Incorporation to meet state requirements.
The three Incorporators present (Bill, KEØXQ, Sid, WØWWH,
and Paul, K3FU) signed the Articles (John, N4OWG, had signed them
earlier that day). Paul will deliver them to Bruce, KBØRZK, for
his signature, then submission to Brian Zdan. The next step is
submission to the Secretary of State and publishing of an announcement
in a local newspaper of record (likely the Bellevue Leader).
ARRL Section Manager for Nebraska, Bill, KEØXQ, presented the
club with a framed Certificate of Affiliation.
Mark, KCØASN, passed out copies of the first SACMARC newsletter.
Paul reported on his request for a bid to print our SACMARC QSL Cards to
NØTT. NØTT replied that he was unable to print color
QSL's, only black & white, and the Elkhorn picture for the
KØGRL QSL probably would be too dark for black & white. Paul
will submit requests to other QSL printers for a quote on the color QSL
USAF 50th Anniversary QSO Party
Paul announced that KØGRL and KØAIR had finished first and
second, respectively, for the state of Nebraska in the QSO Party. The
certificates in recognition of this had been received from the Razorback
Radio Club and were available for inspection.
Nomination/Election of a New Treasurer
No volunteers for Treasurer stepped forward at this time. Paul
announced that the club would suspend collection of dues until a new
Treasurer (or Secretary/Treasurer) was elected at a future meeting.
ARRL Annual Report
Our ARRL Annual Report is due. Paul will follow up on this.
P.O. Box Renewal
Our P.O. Box came up for renewal earlier this year. Paul donated $20 to
renew the box for another 6 months.
Armed Forces Day
The Armed Forces Day cross-band tests are coming up on Saturday, May
16th. Asssociation of Old Crows StratRoost Chapter representative Robb
Hoover contacted the club and offered to ask the Museum if we could
operate from the Museum in conjunction with their Armed Forces Day
activities. Robb and Paul will follow up on this.
Annual Air Force Anniversary QSO Party
The USAF 50th Anniversary QSO Party is now an annual event, scheduled
for September 19th and 20th. Paul encouraged the membership to think
about participating in this event again.
Upcoming meetings of Bellevue, Ashland, and Plattsmouth clubs were
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:30 PM.
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