March 2011


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 March 9th, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre



  Fred, VE3WFN
  Bob, VA3GUN
  Adrian, VA3ALC
  Neil, VE3VNM
  Scott, VA3EXT
  Ted, VE3TBO
  Bryan, VA3BRY
  Dave, VE3LMU
  Ed, VA3ETP

Bryan, VA3BRY, called the meeting to order.


M.S. Neil, VE3VNM; Ted, VE3TBO—the minutes of the January 12, 2011 meeting be adopted as read.  Carried.


Old Business

Scott, VA3EXT, reported that the Ignace Repeater, VE3IGN, had reprogrammed the controller, and it is back on the air. Because of logistics in the Fire Hall, the IRLP Node, VA3DIS, has a dedicated internet line.


Bryan, VA3BRY, reported that we have filed a 3rd application to the Trillium Foundation for funding for the EmComm trailer.  Darryl Herbert, Dryden Fire Chief, said he had received a call from the Foundation asking for information about our role with the City of Dryden.


The Rugby Creek Winter Festival Dog Sled Races were a success.

            Sharon, VE3SJM                    Neil, VE3VNM                        Scott, VA3EXT

            Ed, VA3ETP                           Bob, VA3GUN                        Jim, VE3JLN

            Dave, VE3LMU

Provided communications.


M.S. Scott, VA3EXT; Fred, VE3WFN—the Financial Statement as of March 8, 2011 be accepted as read.  Carried.


Scott, VA3EXT, reported that DMTS is terminating their agreement with the club effective July 2011.  The City Fire Department will be assisting the club after that time, because we are part of the City’s Emergency Response Plan.


Our lease with the city on the land expires in 2014.



New Business


Dryden will be hosting Camp 807 this August long weekend.  Scott and Bryan will start the planning process.


NWO Emergency Response Forum will be held April 5 to 7.  Darryl Herbert is reserving two seats for the club.  Bob, VE3YDN, Bryan, VA3BRY, are the primary attendees; Scott, VA3EXT, Bob, VA3GUN, and Fred, VE3WFN expressed interest as back-up attendees in the event one of the others is unable to attend.


There has still been no response from Mr Rickford regarding the Weather Radio.

CanWarn training will take place sometime late spring/early summer…no firm dates yet from Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada.


To date, there have been 8 Family Memberships ( 16 amateurs) and 8 individual 2011 memberships have been renewed.


Fred, VE3WFN, moved the meeting adjourn.


Bob, VA3GUN, won the 50/50 draw.



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