Meeting Minutes, March 2021

Meeting started: 6:35pm

Treasurer’s report :
Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 8,026.93
Credits
Dues: $ 70.00
PayPal Dues: $ 240.00
Raffle:
IBM: $ 500.00
United Way:
Amazon: $ 54.75
Donation:
Education:
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 50.32
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 7.68

Field Day:
Pic-nic
Equipment
Tower Lease
Insurance
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,833.68

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.38
Credits
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.41

Total: $ 13,655.09 

Minutes: To be approved next month.

Skywarn/ARES:
Steve W0STV
New desk and equipment for Olmsted EOC
Skywarn training up and running. Running until the end of April.
ARRL dropping ARES Connect.
Steve is taking Field Day:
3 clubs registered in MN for Field Day so far with ARRL
Our FD: Schaeffer, Pat Cahill’s, stay- at-home are options.
Looking for co-chair for FD this year!

AB0BW State ARES:
SE Minnesota District: Zoom meeting sometime soon for status with 11 county ECs

Public Service: Dan N0KZO
Med City Marathon is a possibility this year, possibly for October 2021, possibly September (11th tentative), no relays, two loops. Half of the normal numbers of water stations. (KF0S/K0RDA).
Won’t be doing Concerts in the Park (underutilized), may be backup for WX events.
Stay-Out-Of-The-Sun Run may be delayed until June.
Others are quiet. 

Contests: K4IU Fred
ARRL SSB contest; good to hear so many on!
End of March: 27th of March, CQ Contest
Ham Expo March 13th, online. $10 tickets for seminars.
Foxhunt potential.

John Marshall club station:
April 5th, back fully in-person. No 1st Hour group.
Looking at options for next school year, after-school.

Education:
March 13th class, ask K0RGR

Technical Committee: 820 backup power system maintenance, looks good.
No issues with the other repeaters.
Possible revamp of ARES trailer. Possible scrounge of EOC equipment being replaced.
Possible Inventory; If you have club stuff, report it! Let KA0MYG know!

Program: Lee WA0UIG
Iowa Derecho:
Key Items for preparedness:
– Family Communications Plan
– Food, water, for 3 days
– Gas tanks full, spare cans
– 1 week cash
– Generator

Meeting Minutes, February 2021

Meeting started 6:31pm

Business meeting:
Meeting minutes K0RGR moved to approve W0BM seconded, approved.

Treasurer’s report:
Received.

Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 7,281.52
Credits
Dues: $ 100.00
PayPal Dues: $ 720.00
Raffle:
IBM:
United Way:
Amazon:
Donation:
Education:
Insurance Refund
Debits:
RPU: $ 51.85
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 22.74
Field Day:
Pic-nic
Equipment
Tower Lease
Insurance
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,026.93

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.35
Credits
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.38

Total: $ 12,848.31


w0bm move to approve, Gil Baron seconded.

Minutes: last minutes switched 4821 minutes inverted. To be corrected.

Committees:KA0MYG tech committee: not on
ARES W0STV:
– See newsletter for ARES connect info
– KA0MYG working with airport for September drill
– Skywarn training schedule out, all virtual this year. See reflector note.
– Skywan shirts still available.Bob AB0BW (State ARES)
– Email from state, Skip Jackson awarded for exceptional service.
– Dodge and Olmsted have their reports in.

Education K0RGR
Class: March 13th. Zoom-based class for Technician. 3 Saturdays in a row.

Contests: K4IUMN QSO party last weekend, scores listed 3830scores.com

Old business: none
New business: Motion to adjourn: N0KZ0, seconded, approved.7:37pm

Presentation: Holly Cox, affiliated club lead and Bill AE0EE section manager
Club introductions
AE0EE: ARRL MN Section update
Section is seeking VEs (especially Extras)Web specialists sought to help create/maintain section pages
ARRL Learning Network looking for speakers
NTS Veteran for Section Traffic Manager.52 Callsign Challenge: 52 new unique callsigns in 2021 (5 simplex, 5 digital, no more than 10 on any repeater/system, log contacts electronically)!

Send an ADI attached to a winlink email to ae0ee@winlink.net (Don’t forget the //WL2K in the subject line!)