It was reported that there are 13 members in good standing.
Number of renewals outstanding
There are 7 members who have not renewed their CIARC membership for 2012.
Missing Member Data
Should the membership application be updated to indicate station capabilities
with a goal of supporting public service event planning? Note that disclosure
is not mandatory and intends only to disclose capabilities and not detailed
equipment inventory (see example handout).
The membership expressed no objection to adding fields to the application form
to indicate station capabilities as long as such information is optional.
It was suggested that additional optional capabilities be listed:
Questions regarding the roster posted to the web page:
Should the web roster remove members who have not paid their dues?
It was decided that past members who have not renewed their dues by
March 31 will be removed from the roster at that time.
Should a grace period be imposed, and if so, how long?
Members not in good standing will be retained on the roster until March 31.
Does the membership want to have a '.pdf' copy of the full roster (i.g.
including contact information) posted as a downloadable document on the web
Discussion centered on making a secure distribution. Ray Montagne - W7CIA
was to research software capabilities to determine if the roster can be
password protected. The result of that research is that the roster can
be password protected. A password protected '.pdf' copy of the roster
will be posted to the web-site and a distribution of the password will
be provided by broadcast email.
Does the membership want to have a '.pdf' copy of the full roster delivered by
Resolution pending the outcome of the task outlined in the previous question.
Open issues from last month's meeting (i.e. check to Kermit Peterson
has not cleared. (See last months minutes).
Bob Renn - KF7JPJ presented the Treasurer's report:
Bob began executing the duties of the office of Treasurer on 5 Jan 2012.
Bob received from Kirk the club financial records, check book, account records and $160.00 in cheques and cash.
Bob reported reviewing the cheque book accounting record and the chequing account bank rcords and found all records to
be in balance. Due to the small amounts of deposits and expenditures, Bob recommend to the membership that
the amount of $1200.58 be accepted as accurate as of 5 January 2012.
On 12 January 2012, Bob and Martin met with bank officials and transfer of the club account was made to Bob.
At that time, the outstanding cheque (See last months minutes)
had been cashed (issue resolved) and the current balance at that time resolved to $1200.58. On the same date, Bob deposited
the $160.00 plus a second deposit of $15.00 for a total of $175.00 in cash and cheques for dues received for a total account
balance of $1375.58.
On 30 January 2012, Bob deposited $15.00 in dues, bringing the account balance to $1390.58.
On 2 February 2012, Bob issued a cheque to Martin for the amount of $13.00 with the resulting balance of $1377.58.
Available Funds: $1377.58
Funds Received: $175.00
Funds Paid: $13.00
Outstanding issues from January have been resolved.
70cm remote base to inter-tie to the 70cm Brundage Mt. repeater
has not yet been programmed. Access to an older PC (i.e. slower)
On-air testing is in process.
Intermittent howling from the TAIT receiver has been observed twice.
Repeater Interim Location Discussion.
The club expressed a desire to place the repeater at Kermit's QTH. Kermit
indicated that someone would need to volunteer to perform antenna work
on the tower.
Rotating Net Control.
Martin again expressed a desire to have other club members volunteer to
participate as NET control on the weekly club NET.
Felicia Tushkowski (KE7KQD), Kirk Eimers (K7KLE), Dave McQuade (W7LCC), Martin Tushkowski (KE7KQE),
Ray Montagne (W7CIA), Bob Renn (KF7JPJ), Larry Stokes (N7IBC), Kermit Peterson (KB7BVR) and Tim Bailey (AD7IW)
all participated in providing communications for this year's McCall Winter Carnival Parade.
Facebook page needs to be updated to include a link to www.ciarc.org.
The club asked Tim Bailey - AD7IW to update the Facebook page to include
a link to www.ciarc.org.
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