Amateur Radio Society of Dryden
March 7, 2006 Meeting Minutes
Dryden Fire Service Training Centre
President Bob, VA3GUN, brought the meeting to order.
In Attendance were:
Minutes of the January 11, 2006 Meeting were read.
M.S. by Rick, VA3RGA; Alf, VE3EFT, that the minutes of the January 11, 2006 meeting be adopted as distributed. Carried.
Walleye MastersArnie, VA3NOL advised that the Chamber of Commerce has asked us for assistance to operate the bar during the tournament, June 23-25. The Chamber will purchase the license, and will split the proceeds with the club. At least one person needs to take the Smart Serve course.
Eton Rugy WinterfestBob, VE3YDN reported that 8 hams had participated providing position reports for the dog teams. The first team was out of the gate at 11:07 am, and the last team crossed the finish line at 1:32 PM. Bob had built a portable 30-foot tower for the base station at the start/finish line. The check point operators had no trouble using their handhelds to maintain contact with the base station.
Leo, VE3ASS Bob, VA3GUN
Warren, VE3FYN Bob, VE3YDN
Dick, VA3DIK Bob, VA3UDP
Janis, VE3JNS Dave, VE3LMU
M.S. by Jim, VE3JLN; Arnie, VA3NOL, that the Financial Report as of March 3, 2006 be adopted as distributed. Carried.
We still have lots of summer and winter hats in stock. Marilyns Creative Stitching will embroider the clubs logo and members call on the cap.
M.S. by Arnie, VA3NOL; Rick, VA3RGA, the club appoint:
Bryan McDonald, VA3BRY, President
Bob McGillivray, VA3GUN, Vice President
Dave Wessel, VE3LMU, Secretary-Treasurer
Scott Moody, VA3EXT, Technical Director
As signing authorities on behalf of the club. We will require 2 of the above signatures on cheques issued by the club. Carried.
Dave, VE3LMU, advised that Modak Helicopters may have two 48 foot towers for the club to take down and use for club repeater sites. They confirm availability at some time in the future.
Bob, VA3GUN, asked the secretary to send Get Well cards to former club members who are sick: Phil Johnson, VE3EAL, and Bob Smith, VE3WNQ.
Rick, VA3RGA advised that Serge Besner of Environment Canada is planning to conduct Can Warn training Friday, May 5, 2006 at the MNR Fire Centre. There will be two sessions, one early afternoon, and a second at 7:00 pm, to allow members a choice depending on work schedules. Rick will advise by e-mail once details have been finalized.
Bob, VE3YDN, advised that Woody, VE3JJA is planning an Area Emergency Exercise Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:00 am at the E.O.C. Part of the exercise is to test the effectiveness of HF for area communications. Bob continues to work on the club E.O.C. manual that will outline the locations of the various Emergency antenna locations at the Hospital, OPP, Airport and MNR Fire Centre sites.
Arnie, VA3NOL, polled the members to provide communications at the Canada Day Parade, July 1.
50/50 Draw winner Gary, VE3MOR.
Arnie moved the meeting Adjourn.
Members then toured the Emergency Operations Centre for a demonstration of the HF equipment.