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November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club Meeting Minutes November 3, 2016 Attending: Jimmy Podsim - KD5QHH, Luci Podsim - KD5RIF, Otto Bluntzer - WB2RJB, Dave Dodge - NV5C, Hurshel Pruitt - WB5MEX, Harvey Babb - WB5MCT and Brian Haun - KD5AUZ Guest: Bob Bailey - KG5JWX Meeting was called to order at 7:31 pm. Previous minutes were read. Hurshel noted that the missed contact in the Route 66 On The Air event was Tulsa rather than Tuscon. Harvey moved to accept the minutes with the noted correction, second by Jimmy, motion passed. Treasurer’s Report: We have $124.41 in the bank with $6.00 cash for a total of $130.41. Dave reminded everyone that dues are due. Luci moved to accept, second by Harvey, motion passed. Public Relations: Nothing relevant to report. Jimmy will try to remember to put the information regarding the Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club meetings on the website calendar. Points of Interest: Several club members participated in providing communications for the 25th Annual Missions Tour de Goliad bike ride. The weather was very nice for the event and the hams helped to coordinate for one major emergency and several minor events, assisting the ride organizers in producing an event that was relatively smooth with a good time had by all. Old Business: The new Baofeng radio for ET has been programed and just needs to be mounted in the trailer. The Wix account has been paid for the next year by Harvey. Otto moved to reimburse the $49.00 fee to Harvey, second by Jimmy, motion passed. Dave wrote the check and delivered it to Harvey immediately. The EAS radios are still pending contact After some discussion, the club decided to keep working on the antenna trailer. The club will plan a work party sometime after the New Year. The repeater is still not working quite right. After some discussion it was decided to plan a work party for November 12, 2016 to analyze it’s problems and attempt to solve them. New Business: Harvey moved that nominations cease and the nominees be elected by acclamation, second by Jimmy. Motion passed and the officers for 2017 are: President; Hurshel Pruitt - WB5MEX, Vice President; Harvey Babb - WB5MCT, Treasurer; Dave Dodge - NV5C, Secretary; Luci Podsim - KD5RIF and Public Relations, Jimmy Podsim - KD5QHH. The Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club has been invited to join the Victoria Amateur Radio Club for the annual Christmas Party. It will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Sky Restaurant in Victoria at 7:00 pm. Details can be found on the VARC website: Jimmy moved to adjourn, second by Otto. Motion passed and meeting adjourned at 8:18 pm. Submitted by Luci Podsim - KD5RIF, Secretary.

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