November 2009


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 November 11th, 2009 Meeting Minutes

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre



  Bob, VA3GUN
  Jim, VE3JLN
  Neil, VE3VNM
Scott, VA3EXT
   Fred, VE3WFN
  Gary, VE4GWP
  Alf, VE3EFT  
  Bob, VE3YDN
  Arnie, VA3NOL


Bob, VA3GUN brought the meeting to order at 1940.


 Old Business

Maurice, VE3MLF, laid a wreath on behalf of the Club at the Remembrance Day ceremonies.


M.S. Arnie, VA3NOLJim, VE3JLN, the minutes of the September 9 meeting and the Financial Statement as at November 9, be adopted as read.  Carried.



New Business

The club will provide communications for the upcoming Dec 4 Christmas Parade.  Marshalling starts at the Moose Hall down Princess Street, 1830 hours.


On behalf of the club, Dave, VE3LMU, advised the 2010 Homecoming Committee that we would be willing to provide communications for the Homecoming Parade to be held sometime during July 31 to August 8th Homecoming Week.


M.S. Scott, VA3EXTNeil, VE3VNM, the club purchase Vests (5 XXL, 10 XL, 5L) to give members better visibility when providing Emergency Communications.  Carried.


The Dec 9 Club Meeting will be our Christmas Banquet.  It will be held at the Barclay Hall, starting at 1730.  Supper will be pot-luck.  Members are asked to bring their own dishes, cutlery and beverages.  Sharon, VA3SJM, will co-ordinate food items.  Please call her to find out what dish to bring.  This year we will participate in a penny auction as a fund raisermembers are asked to bring items to donate towards the auction.


To date there has been no response from Mr. Rickford, concerning our request for a Weather Radio at Dryden.


Bob, VE3YDN; Jim, VE3JLN; and Dave, VE3LMU; hosted 2 cubs and Scoutmaster Bill Laidlaw on Saturday, Oct. 17th Jamboree on the Air.  The cubs were able to talk to hams in Sioux Narrows and Kenora via VHF, and a scout troop in the US on HF.  The club will work with Bill Laidlaw for next years event.


Scott, VA3EXT, has put together the repeater equipment for the emergency trailer.  It will use 147.345.



M.S. Neil, VE3VNMArnie, VA3NOL the meeting adjourn.  Carried.


Gary, VE4GWP won the 50/50 draw.



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