January 8, 2004
Meeting location: Mr. Gatti’s on Hwy 620
Call to order: 6:05 p.m.
The minutes of the Noember meeting are posted on the web site and hard
copies were available at the meeting. Larry
Gensch moved to accept the minutes as written, Tom Nevue seconded and the group
Tom Nevue reported on the account balance. Dan Cronch moved to accept and John Benedict seconded and all
220 Repeater Project: Three cavities have been donated to the club for the 220
The Holiday Party was a big success.
With good food and a private room for our group, the Mesa Rosa restaurant
was a great place for the event. Elmont
was not there to accept the “special” gift, so his wife accepted on his
behalf. She promised to re-wrap it
for Elmont to open at Christmas. Everyone
suspects that this one might turn up again next year.
3M Half Marathon:
Will be on Sunday, January 25, 2004.
(Dan Cronch presented an update on the race and instructions for
volunteers after the business meeting adjourned.)
Club Officer’s: All of the 2003
club officers agreed to serve another term in their present positions.
They were welcomed with hearty applause from the group.
need to plan a project to repair the problem with the 40-meter antenna.
John Benedict agreed to climb the tower, now that we have all of the
necessary climbing gear. John will schedule a workday soon. Please volunteer to help.
Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training:
The Skywarn training is scheduled
for Saturday, February 28. The
agenda has been set. Larry is
planning the event with local meteorologist Troy Kimmel.
The barbecue lunch will be delivered and served by a new caterer.
Tom Nevue will handle soft drinks. Larry
Gensch and Tammy Maté will be the emcees.
Volunteers are needed for setup, escort, lunch, etc.
This is the 15th year that we have hosted this event and it is
the only advanced Skywarn class offered in Central Texas.
There should be about 200 people attending. Talk in will be on 146.90.
Dues are due!
Please pay your dues to Tom Nevue. Regular
and Associate membership dues are still only $8.00.
Make checks payable to 3M Amateur Radio Club.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m., so moved by Elmont Hollingsworth and seconded by John Benedict.
Program: Dan Cronch presented an update on the 3M Half Marathon and instructions for volunteers.