August 12, 2021
Sullivan Area Radio Club Meeting Minutes
The monthly meeting was called to order at 6:09 by President Bill Higgins with our Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer and Moment of Silence for Silent Keys.
We dispensed with the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting due to time constraints.
Mark Ervine reported that our current bank balance is $714.34.
Repeater Committee report:
Karen Houston described the recent move of the repeater to a climate controlled area. A new antenna and coax have been installed. The results nearly double the range of the repeater. The committee will continue to work on minor areas that need tweaking.
Bill Higgins invited Karen Houston to officially join the Repeater Committee. She was super helpful in the repeater move and was much appreciated. A motion was made by Paul Barber to add her to the committee and was seconded by Tom Hobbs. Karen noted that she will gladly continue to help as needed but didn’t see the need to be official at this time. The motion was tabled.
Raffle tickets were discussed. We currently have four guns for raffle and need to get all tickets sold to raise money to pay for repeater work that has been completed. We will draw completed items later in meeting.
Prizes for Field Day were passed out to Bernard Hatcher and Patricia Gray for highest number of contacts for new members as mentioned at last meeting.
Annual election of Officers and Board members was on the agenda.
President – Bill Higgins was nominated by Karen Houston and seconded by Paul Barber. Vote passed.
Vice President – William Shuffield was nominated by Mike Benton and seconded by Mark Ervine. Vote passed.
Secretary – Barb Durbin was nominated by Mark Ervine and seconded by Terri Booth. Vote passed.
Treasurer – Mark Ervine was nominated by Brandon Brown and seconded by Dave Johnson. Vote Passed.
Board of Directors – Mike Benton was nominated by Paul Barber and seconded by William Shuffield. Also nominated was Dave Vander Werf by Patricia Gray and seconded by Mark Ervine. Only one board member is needed at this time with a possible addition in February. Majority vote elected Mike Benton.
Tom Sauk Mountain Trip was briefly mentioned. We will discuss more specifics at our next meeting and these will be listed on our website.
Cody Gehlert was commended for his excellent work with website maintenance and keeping our website updated.
A possible “Fox Hunt” was mentioned for some time this fall.
Upcoming member antenna needs were discussed. Brandon Brown needs his mobile radio checked by an antenna analyzer and Rick Gehlert will need some assistance putting up an antenna in the near future.
Cody Gehlert thanked those who assisted in mounting his newest antenna recently.
Dave Johnson reminded us that the HARN monthly exercise is scheduled for the second Friday of each month, this month on Friday the 13th . Discussion of HARN coordinator ensued with Dave Johnson agreeing to be co-cordinator with John Reynolds who is currently listed with the hospital.
Two guns had all their tickets sold and a drawing was made for those.
9MM Smith & Wesson winner: Octavio
AR15 type Rifle winner: Steve Brown
Cody Gehlert made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Tom Hobbs. Motion was passed.
Thanks to Barb Durbin for typing notes up and sending them to me.