FPCARC August 2014 Meeting: 8/23/20014. Recorded by WB2CIC.
President Mel Levison, W2MEL called the meeting to order at 9:15 AM.
First order was a salute to the Flag by the members, followed by member and guests introduction. Total attendance was 15.
Motion to accept the minutes, as posted on the FPCARC web site, was made and accepted by the members. The treasurer report was read by Sally and accepted by the members.
Mel gave a brief overview of our field day event, which will be posted in the October QST.
Vice President Bill Schwartz, WS1C provided a comprehensive over view for the FPCARC activities and events through December 2014. Bill also stressed the need for members, on a regular bases, to view fpcarc.org for information and up dates.
Some of the key events noted by Bill were dates of the FPCARC meetings (September 13 and October 18) at Las Palmas, VE session at the EOC on October 18, dates and location of ham fests, ARES meetings and nets, MS bike event-September 20 and 21.
Also addressed was the need for the club to formalize a policy and procedure for the FPCARC repeater.
A presentation on the location of the FPCARC holiday social was provided. Two location were discussed, the Yacht Club and Hilton Garden Inn. Bill and social chair Marilyn provided detailed information. After a brief discussion the members voted for the Yacht Club.
Following a break Bill provide a travel log on his trip to the ARRL Centennial event, various side trips to military museums, Finally his attendance at the Huntsville ham fest, and his visit at two FPCARC snowbird summer homes, (KD2AU and W1GNS)
Meeting was adjoined at 11:25 AM.