November 2018 & AGM

November 2018 and AGM
WHITE ROCK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - 18 November 2018
Annual General Meeting of the Society
White Rock Amateur Radio Club Society
At the Centennial Arena Board Room
14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC

 

Present:  Bill (VE7WNO), Ralph (VE7OM), Jim W (VE7UVL), Deme (VE7CRT), Eric (VA7NX), Kosta (VA7FFT), Don (VA7GL), Pam (VE7PFH), Ken (VE7HI), Jim L (VE7BCJ), Jay M (VE7KC), and Dave T (VA7THO).
There is a quorum as per club bylaws, with a majority of the directors present, as well as at least one regular member.
President Eric opened the AGM at 3:00pm local time.
Previous AGM Minutes:  M/S/C Ralph (VE7OM)/Ken (VE7HI) that the minutes of the 12 November 2017 AGM be approved as per the copy on the website, www.wrarc.ca
Financial Report:  M/S/C Ralph (VE7OM)/Pam (VE7PFH) that the financial report be received for information and as on file in hard copy with the Secretary.  During the year we had $412.58 in expenses and $260.93 in income.  Income is dues with small interest payment, expenditures are $40 for BC Society registration, $267.35 for RAC Insurance and affiliation, and $105.23 for club QSL cards (VE7DB).
Election of Directors:  As Eric (VA7NX) has decided to step down as President, and Stuart (VA7QB) has decided to step down as Secretary, Jim L (VE7UVL) has agreed to be President, and Bill (VE7WNO) has agreed to be Vice-President and Secretary.  Ralph (VE7OM) has agreed to stay on as Treasurer.  Eric (VA7NX) and Deme (VE7CRT) stay on as Directors, as well we welcome Kosta (VA7FFT) as a Director.
Membership:  There are 23 current members of WRARC, including one Life Member, with 17 who are current members of RAC.
Adjournment:  M/S/C Eric (VA7NX)/Pam (VE7PFH) that we adjourn the AGM, adjourned at 3:08pm local time.

 

 

WHITE ROCK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - 18 November 2018
Regular Monthly Members Meeting
White Rock Amateur Radio Club Society
At the Centennial Arena Board Room
14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC

Present:  Bill (VE7WNO), Ralph (VE7OM), Jim W (VE7UVL), Deme (VE7CRT), Eric (VA7NX), Kosta (VA7FFT), Don (VA7GL), Pam (VE7PFH), Ken (VE7HI), Jim L (VE7BCJ), Jay M (VE7KC), and Dave T (VA7THO).
There is a quorum as per club bylaws, with a majority of the directors present, as well as at least one regular member.
President Jim (VE7UVL) opened the meeting at 3:10pm local time.
Minutes:  M/S/C Jim L (VE7BCJ)/Deme (VE7CRT) that the minutes of the 14 October 2018 meeting be accepted as per the copy on the website, www.wrarc.ca
Financial report:  As per the AGM immediately preceding this meeting.
ARL November Sweepstakes:   6 members attended, Don (VA7GL), Jim L (VE7BCJ), Eric (VA7NX), Jim W (VE7UVL), Bill (VE7WNO), and Kosta (VA7FFT).  A total of 33 contacts were made.  Thanks to Kosta for bringing his radio equipment, laptop and logging software.  Kosta to submit the log.
PEP Checkins: Nov. 21 - Jay, Dec. 19 - Kosta, Jan. 16 - Jim L, Feb. 20 - Bill, Mar. 20 - Ralph.
Brett:  There was no service at Brett's request.
Christmas Dinner:  Dinner will be at 6:30pm at the Roadhouse Restaurant.  M/S/C Pam (VE7PFH)/Jay (VE7KC) That we pay $100 for the private room.
SOTA Presentation:  November 13 Eric (VA7NX) and Ralph (VE7OM) did a talk for LARA (Langley Amateur Radio Assoc.) on SOTA, What SOTA is, showed pictures and stats - Ken (VE7HI) has top BC score.
RAC Winter Contest:  Do we want to participate - Yes.  Date is December 29, 2018.  Setup is 10am, with 10:30am start, in the boardroom at the Centennial Arena.  6 members will take part.
North American QSO Party:  Date - Jan. 12, 2019.  Participation - TBD.
Mini Field Day:  Picnic and Portable Operation - Possibly May, location and exact date at a future meeting.
New Business:
Articles for TCA Magazine:  On SOTA or other activities, technical or construction.
Presentations to the club:  What kinds of presentations would we like, maybe on logging software like N1MM, or on digital modes such as FT8.
RAC Insurance:  M/S/C Jay (VE7KC)/Pam (VE7PFH) that we spend $300 on RAC Insurance and Affiliation.
Adjournment:  M/S/C Eric (VA7NX)/Deme (VE7CRT) to adjourn the November meeting at 3:50pm.