SARA MEETING MINUTES - October 13, 2010 (approved 11/10/10)
Call to order: 7:30 PM
Presiding: James Boswell KA5SIW
17 Present - see attached sign-in sheet
Moment of Silence for our GI's
Prescott introduced his cousin Herman Barnes who is visiting from North Carolina.
Ralph Standefer N5PNG a long time member from San Antonio is in the process of reactivating his license and membership.
Several corrections were made to the Sept. 8, 2010 minutes, then were approved as amended
Treasury: Jim Lommen - Reported
- A motion was made, seconded and carried to permit the Treasurer, Jim Lommen to set up an on-line access to the account at First State Bank.
ARES: Vern Leavitt reported that the 2-meter ARES net meets each Wednesday at 8:00 PM. We meet twice a month at the EOC for the New Mexico ARES, RACES HF net on first and third Sundays at 7:30 PM. (Vern was asked to find out how strong our signal is from stations around the state.) Vern urged those with the capability to join the net from home at 3939 kHz.
LEPC: Doug May reported that the September LEPC meeting addressed the problems arising from a prolonged power outage. Trouble areas are the unavailability of gasoline from city service stations and the inability to communicate to the general public without a local radio station. We are one of only two counties that do not have NOA weather radio. On October 8-9 the Red Cross conducted a class here in Mass Care and Emergency Shelter Operations.
Charter School: Jon Spargo reported that 3 girls are studying for their tech license and 2 students, licensed last year as techs, are preparing for the general license. Jon bought 5 books for the students. He asked for reimbursement from the club. Members commended Jon for his work. Jon said that public school and home school children are welcome to be in his class held every Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Suzanne Barteau from the El Defensor Chieftain was at their last class. [The article appeared October 16, page A7.] The school club constructed two 2-meter ground plane antennas at the Charter School for the two licensed hams that now have 2 meter radios. Jon has asked the principle for space in the new building now under construction.
- A motion was made, seconded and carried to reimburse Jon $115 for his expenses.
Announcements and input from the floor:
Adjournment: 8:26 pm
Doug May, Secretary