November 26, 2012
President Tony Ehler opened meeting at 7:00 P.M. with 14 members present. Joe Homier read the Amateur Code.
The October minutes were read and where it says that Greg Watson mentioned he wants a copy of the minutes of the meeting
be sent to members changed to he reminded that the copies should be sent to the members.
Jim Smith reported the following financial report for October 2012.
Starting balance $1,567.26
Total Received -0-
Ending balance $1,567.26
CD balance $3,083.54
Michael Brooker reported that he and Dennis Conner went to the Warren site and cut the lock to check out the equipment.
The antenna is still there, however coax should be checked out. The 2 meter antenna is destroyed. He took the equipment from
the site to his home. This project will be put on hold until warmer weather.
Tony Ehler mentioned that the sheriff’s office is planning to remodel the jail and we may need to find a new location
for our meetings starting in January or February. Joe Homier said he will check into the West Fire Station as that is where
he has Boy Scout meetings and family dinners at no charge.
Joe Homier checked into Ugalde’s Restaurant for our Christmas dinner on December 17th at 6:30 P.M. They
are remodeling the place and should be finished and reopened as Moe’s Restaurant. We each will order off the menu. If
not reopened a backup plan is to go to Pizza Hut.
Dave Kendall made the announcement that he will resign as Net Manager at the end of year. With no one else interested,
Tony Ehler said he will replace Dave.
Joe Homier talked to Justin Wall about the Time and Temperature Telephone Line and it gets about 40,000 hits a month. It
was discussed to check into doing it twice a year (Spring and Fall) instead of every month. Each member is to write an advertisement
for this line using between 26 and 28 words and bring to the January meeting.
Joe Homier recommended that we have a Santa Claus Net on Christmas Eve beginning at 8:00 P.M. He suggested putting an ad
in the newspaper so people would know about it and where to tune in for it.
Joe Homier will be in charge of contacting Jay Hedrick to let him know when we will be at his barn.
Betty Hopson Watson made the motion for the nominations of officers to open.
Greg Watson nominated Betty Hopson Watson for President
Joe Homier nominated Tony Ehler for President
Dennis Conner nominated Joe Homier for Vice President
Sam Tullis nominated Jim Smith for Treasurer
Pat Tullis nominated Deb Smith for Secretary
Betty Hopson Watson nominated Greg Watson for Secretary
Tom Beeching nominated Betty Hopson Watson for Trustee
Betty Hopson Watson nominated Thomas Beeching for Trustee
Dennis Conner nominated Michael Booker for Technical Manager
Mike Warner made the motion to close the nominations, Sam Tullis seconded it.
Officers is as follows
President- Tony Ehler 11 votes Betty Hopson Watson 3 votes
Vice President Joe Homier 14 votes
Secretary – Deb Smith 9 votes Greg Watson 5 votes
Treasure- Jim Smith 14 votes
Trustee – Thomas Beeching 12 votes Betty Hopson Watson 1 vote
Technical Manager- Michael Brooker- 14 votes
Mike Warner made motion to adjourn meeting- Sam Tullis seconded it.
Deb Smith Secretary