Meeting Minutes 11-21-2009

Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2009

  1. Call to order
Chris Cochran, KBØWZC called to order the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club at 19:00 on November 21, 2009 at the Nixa Pizza Hut.

  1. Roll call
Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC conducted a roll call. The following persons were present:

Jeff Kerr KC0VGC, David Bowman WB0QIR, Randy Jordan KC0UKB, Chris Cochran KB0WZC, Jordan Cochran KC0SQC, Shannon Cochran KC0SQB, Brian Umbenhower K0OLD, John Copelin KC0QNM, John Bonnot WB0LTE, Jerry Johnson KE0KI, Gary Doucey N0IRN, Richard Doucey KD0HGY, Kent Doucey N0IRM, Al Gallo W0ERE, James Adkins KB0NHX, Kim Adkins KC0GKP, Jim Adkins KC0IYI

Visitors Present:
Jeannine Bowman N5SPX, Rich Vogt KB9YZE

22 persons present


  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting
Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC filed the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as posted on the club website.


  1. News and Announcement
    1. For the office of Club President, Jeff Kerr KCØVGC announced that Chris Cochran KBØWZC was re-elected as president. James Adkins, KBØNHX remains vice-president based on a majority vote of members present.
    2. James Adkins KBØNHX handed out left over shirts from the Tour-de-Bass bike ride.
    3. It was determined that the December meeting will be held at the Nixa Fire station. A sign-up list will be sent around so we can coordinate the food.
    4. There will be a vote at the December meeting as to if the Nixa Amateur Radio Club should change it's meeting day from the last Saturday of the month to the 2nd Saturday.
    5. Art Trampler, KØRO presented the idea that we send spotting information to the club via e-mail on current activity currently being worked. This idea was well received and will be conducted on the Club's e-mail Yahoo! Group until such a time at it would merit it's own list.
    6. Art Tramper, KØRO proposed that once a quarter a club member would open up their shack in sort of an "Open Shack" were a club member would open up their home shack to the club for the for fellowship and operating. It would allow others to operate and experience other kinds of equipment they might not otherwise be able to experience and have some time for fellowship among members. The host would provide snacks to those attending. This idea was well-received by the membership. The first Open Shack will be hosted by Art Trampler, KØRO and will likely be on the third Saturday in January. Directions to Art's house will be posted in future announcements. The next Open Shack would be in the month of April.

  2. Treasurer's Report
    1. The Treasurer's Report will be updated at the December meeting

Adjournment

Chris Cochran, KBØWZC adjourned the meeting at 19:25.

Minutes submitted by: Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC, Secretary
Minutes approved by: Chris Cochran, KBØWZC, President