Meeting started: 6:35pm
Treasurer’s report :
Opening Balance: $ 8,026.93
Dues: $ 70.00
PayPal Dues: $ 240.00
IBM: $ 500.00
Amazon: $ 54.75
RPU: $ 50.32
Paypal charges $ 7.68
Closing Balance: $ 8,833.68
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.38
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.41
Total: $ 13,655.09
Minutes: To be approved next month.
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.
John Marshall club station:
April 5th, back fully in-person. No 1st Hour group.
Looking at options for next school year, after-school.
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
Key Items for preparedness:
– Family Communications Plan
– Food, water, for 3 days
– Gas tanks full, spare cans
– 1 week cash