2008-12-08

Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Inc. General Meeting

The meeting was held at the Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre
in the Seniors’ lounge on December 8, 2008.

Bernadine VE3YDB called the meeting to order at 7:20 PM.

Welcome to our newest member, John Blake, who is studying for his
exam to become a licensed radio operator.

Tonight we will have elections after the break.

Education (Ralph):

Classes are off to a good start. Ralph proposes to add sessions for kit
building and introductory soldering. These will be held on Friday nights
since we have the room for 3 hours.

Bernie VE3OTR proposed that the club start a collection of radio cheat
sheets that would include basic information about setting up a radio,
programming repeater frequencies and memories. Some ARES groups also do
this.

Jackets:

Ralph is following up with Apollo regarding the heavier bomber-style
jacket. Cost will be $68 + tax including sewn-on club patch and
embroidered call sign. Minimum order is 6 jackets; for smaller orders
add 10% to the price.

Communications (Bob):

Bob reminded member of the net schedule. EchoLink net is in development.
Other nets of interest: ARES 11 AM chat net, 6 PM roll call net.

Discussion about packet/APRS:

Len mentioned some ARES groups are using packet/APRS and also D-STAR.
Peter said it was becoming difficult to find the software. Bernie gave
some historical background about APRS.

Break

50/50 draw: Ralph won $17 and donated it back to the club.

Elections:

President: Bernadine VE3YDB

Peter nominated Bernadine; Audrey seconded.
Bernadine nominated Nick VE3EBC, but he declined.
No other nominations; Audrey moved that nominations be closed.

Vice-President: Cyril VA3CJE

Bob nominated Cyril; Audrey seconded.
Peter nominated Ralph VE3CIW, but he declined.
No other nominations; Audrey moved that nominations be closed.

Treasurer: Lambert VE3LYP

Bob nominated Lambert; Peter seconded.
Bernadine nominated Amy Bautista, but she declined.
No other nominations; Ray moved that nominations be closed.

Secretary: Ray VE3ZXC

Audrey nominated Ray; Bob seconded.
No other nominations; Ralph moved that nominations be closed.

Assistant Secretary: Amy Bautista

Gord nominated Amy; Peter seconded.
No other nominations; Audrey moved that nominations be closed.

Membership Coordinator: Joe VA3JDX

Audrey nominated Joe; Bob seconded.
No other nominations; Peter moved that nominations be closed.

Education Coordinator: Ralph VE3CIW

Peter nominated Ralph; Audrey seconded.
No other nominations; Bernie moved that nominations be closed.

Field Day Coordinator: Rod VE3SOY

Peter nominated Ralph; Ray seconded.
No other nominations; Audrey moved that nominations be closed.

Communications Coordinator: Bob VE3IEL

Peter nominated Bob; Ralph seconded.
No other nominations; Audrey moved that nominations be closed.

Audrey thanked Bernadine for her work as President in 2008.
Congratulations to all members of the new executive.

Audrey moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM.

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