MINUTES OF THE E.K.A.R.C. – Oct 9th, 2010
Held at VE7CRJ’s shop. 4 members present after the required wait for a quorum to open the meeting.
SICK OR INJURED AMATEURS: Thankfully none
MOTION: Adopt the minutes of the previous meeting as circulated.
Moved VE7KFR Seconded VA7ZYQ
OLD BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:
Ø The equipment on Morrissey ridge was moved from Shaw’s building and towers to another building at the same site owned by Kootenay communications and Sparwood communications
Ø Our equipment on Sparwood ridge is also on Shaw’s site and may have to be moved or pay rental.
Ø $500 was received, and deposited to general revenue, from KIOTAC for our parking lot supervision work at this year’s event.
TREASURER’S REPORT: VE7NEK
Oct. 2010 Financial Statement
· Cash On Hand $0000.00
· Maximizer account $1190.20
· KSCU Term $5000.00
· Shares $0025.00
· ING Savings $2647.27
· Total $8862.47
$5000.00 was moved from ING savings to a 21 month term deposit with Kootenay Savings Credit Union at 2.5% interest.
MOTION: Accept the Treasurer’s report as presented by VE7NEK, Seconded VA7ZYQ
Ø VE7LOC requires our support to continue as our club examiner and needs to have a letter sent to RAC to have his licence renewed. Moved by VE7CRJ seconded by VE7NEK that a letter be sent to RAC to that effect.
Ø West Kootenay club has been up to Slocan ridge and did some maintenance but link is still not working reliably.
Ø The solar panels will be changed out this week at Spillamachine and if time permits Creston repeater will be worked on.
Ø Maintenance work on Sparwood repeater site required changing out a component but is working fine now.
Ø The installation in Nanton still has some problems with their repeater controller so we are unable to link to them and further into Alberta because of these problems.
Ø We have an emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for Oct 18 at Fernie and will have a number of volunteers participating.
MOTION: Adjourn. Moved VA7ZYQ