Minutes of March 17, 1999 Regular Meeting
On Wednesday, March 17th, 1999 at 7:30 PM, the SACMARC met at Great
Western Bank, corner of Galvin and Harvell Roads, American Plaza,
Bellevue, Nebraska to conduct a regular meeting. Officers present
included Clay Mayrose WA6LBU, Paul Schleck K3FU, John Sheffield N4OWG,
Sonya Fitzgerald KCØAUL, and George Bellairs KBØZZT.
Other members present were Andrew Dandridge KCØBDX, Mark
Fitzgerald KCØASN, and Sid Reade WØWWH. A quorum was
determined to be present. Clay WA6LBU presided.
Wrap-Up of Officer Transition
The general subjects of club funds and dues were discussed. The
incoming Treasurer, John N4OWG, felt that the club's financial records
still needed further organization before a complete transition could be
completed. The club went almost a year without a Treasurer and needed
to clean up its records. Paul K3FU and Clay WA6LBU made arrangements to
put the records in better order before handing them over to John N4OWG.
Other discussion included the status of the club's checking account and
members with unpaid dues.
Mark KCØASN reported that an updated membership roster will be
sent out with the club newsletter as soon as such a roster is available.
Paul K3FU stated that he would be able to present at the June meeting
the revised copies of the Articles and ByLaws. The Articles needed to
have minor administrative changes to meet statutory requirements before
the State would approve them. The ByLaws need to be updated to reflect
a change of meeting time (third Tuesday instead of third Wednesday).
The ByLaws changes will require a vote.
Annual USAF Anniversary QSO Party
Clay WA6LBU notified the club that he would not be able to sponsor a
station at Elkhorn for the September QSO Party due to an imminent
reassignment, likely Tinker AFB, and likely by the end of the summer.
Other locations, including the homes of Fred Groce KØFG or Mark
Fitzgerald KCØASN, will be considered. Paul K3FU will follow up
with the SAC Museum about hosting us for the QSO Party and will report
back with any response.
Armed Forces Day
After some informal discussion, it was decided that the SACMARC (and the
rest of the local amateur radio community) would probably be stretched
too thin with other closely-scheduled events to put a station on the air
for Armed Forces Day.
SACMARC Use of WBØQQK Repeater
Mark KCØASN presented the idea of using Frank Vondra's repeater
for SACMARC nets or other activities. Paul K3FU suggested that we
should ask the club members about it in a future issue of the
newsletter. We should also solicit the required volunteers. Mark
KCØASN will follow up on this.
Additional Newsletter Business
Mark KCØASN stated that he would have some figures on the cost of
the newsletters and postage by the next meeting. He also asked that
copies of other club's newsletters be sent to him for additional
information for our newsletter.
John N4OWG stated that he would send a list of this year's renewing
members to George KBØZZT to incorporate into an updated roster.
Mark KCØASN asked for a copy of that roster to send with the next
Clay WA6LBU moved for adjournment of the meeting at 8:15 PM. Motion was
seconded and passed.
Sonya Fitzgerald, KCØAUL
(Transcribed and edited by Mark Fitzgerald KCØASN and Paul
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