Meeting Minutes 10-9-2010

Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2010

Call to order
Jeff Kerr KCØVGC, called to order the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club at 18:14 on October 9, 2010 at the Nixa Fire Station.

Roll call

Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC conducted a roll call. The following members were present:

Jeff Kerr KC0VGC
Ron Blessin AF7A
Lee Books W0SLR
Bill Hotsenpiller KC0MAE
Mark Schiefelbein K0ABC
Randy Jordan KC0UKB
Cameron Jordan
John Copelin KC0QNM
Shawn Baker KA0RZE
Chris Raymond KC0TLE
Jeff Morrissey KB0WVT
Brian Umbenhower K0OLD
12 Members present

Visitors present: Mark West KB0TPZ
1 Visitor present

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.

News and Announcements
  1. Chris Cochran KB0WZC resigned as club president effective October 6, 2010. Vice President, James Adkins has assumed the role of president. We are looking forward to starting this new chapter for the Nixa Amateur Radio Club.
  2. The Club will be submitting a grant request with the Nixa Community Foundation as it has in years past.
  3. A draft of the grant request was made available for review. The purpose of the grant request is to complete upgrades to the six meter and 900MHz repeaters.The club has received permission to locate the primary receiver of the six meter repeater to the Greene County East TRS tower site. The next step in this process is to provide a structural analysis. This will be done as soon as funds are available.
  4. The Tour de Bass is October 23. We still are needing six volunteers to work the ride.
  5. Nominations were taken for the position of Club Secretary. The following nomination was made by Brian K0OLD: Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC. The nomination was seconded by Jeff Morrissey KB0WVT. No other nominations were received.
Treasurer's Report
  1. The Treasurer's Report was given by the Jeff Morrissey, KB0WVT.
    Beginning Balance:
    6.90 Price Cutter Picnic Items
    36.00 USPS for PO Box
    42.90 Total
    .39 Dividend
    500.00 Donation from McKesson on behalf of Chris Cochran for 50 hours service.
    500.00 Donation from McKesson on behalf of Chris Cochran for Board of Directors
    500.00 Donation from McKesson on behalf of Jeff Morrissey for Board of Directors
    1500.39 Total
    Ending Balance: 1776.84
The remainder of the meeting was given to Ron Blessin, AF7A for his presentation on his trip to England aboard the Queen Elizabeth II where he was able to operate maritime mobile on his trip across the Atlantic.

Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC adjourned the meeting at 19:20.

Minutes submitted by: Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC, Secretary
Minutes approved by: James Adkins, KBØNHX, President