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Minutes for 8 September 2022

 MINUTES OF September 8, 2022, JSARS BUSINESS MEETING

*Meeting came to Order at:  1900 Hrs.

*PLEDGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, THEN ATTENDEE ROLL CALL.

*SECRETARY KD2ZIW, Wolf READ LAST MEETING’S MINUTES.

                   MINUTES APPROVED BY ­KD9BVC, Tom AND NCWCO, Dave.

*TREASURER N2JRJ, Joe ADVISED THAT THE CURRENT

            JSARS ACCOUNT BALANCE IS FOR JULY $XXXX. XX.

                    JULY TREASURY REPORT APPROVED BY KD9BVC, Tom AND K2HVE, Chris.

*TREASURER N2JRJ, Joe ADVISED THAT THE CURRENT

            JSARS ACCOUNT BALANCE IS FOR AUGUST $XXXX. XX.

                    AUGUST TREASURY REPORT APPROVED BY ­KD2MZM, Bill AND N2WCO, Dave.

*ECONOMICS REPORT K2HVE, Chris.

K2HVE, CHRIS, TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES AND SOME IDEAS FOR FIELD DAY. HE STATED THAT HAVING IT CATERED INSTEAD OF HAVING THE MEMBERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASING AND BRINGING FOOD. THERE WOULD NEED TO BE A HEAD COUNT AND THERE WOULD BE A SMALL CHARGE FOR THOSE COMING. ALSO, INSTEAD OF INVITING THE PUBLIC, THIS WOULD BE FOR THE JSARS MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT IS SOMETHING TO BE DISCUSSED AT A LATER DATE. IF SOMEONE HAPPENS TO COME DURING THE EVENT THEY WOULD BE WELCOMED AND SOMEONE FROM THE CLUB WOULD SHOW THEM WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT.

 

KD9BVC, TOM, SUGGESTED THAT SINCE THE CLUB IS A 501(C)3 CHARITY, WE COULD ASK FOR DONATIONS FOR FOOD IF NEEDED.

 

K2HVE, CHRIS WAS NOMINATED AS FIELD DAY COORDINATOR BY KC2VXI, AND SECONDED BY KD9BVC, TOM. ALL QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS SHOULD GO THROUGH HIM.

*TRAFFIC NET SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH(S) OF July and August,

PRESENTED BY: N1CRR, Charlie  

                                             JULY/AUGUST:

TOTAL CHECK-INS        787          718                             

MESSAGES IN / OUT     38 / 39     31 / 31

TOTAL MINUTES           567          561 

SESSIONS                    31           31

PARTICIPANTS              818         749

 

NOTE: N1CRR, CHARLIE ANNOUNCED THAT IF YOU ARE THE NET CONTROLLER, DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE HECKLERS FOR ANY REASON. JUST CONTINUE AS IF THEY WERE NOT THERE.

 

TRAFFIC NET SUMMARY APPROVED BY: KO2SEN, Kurt AND K2MD, Jerry

 

*OLD BUSINESS:  

 

            SECRETARY, KD2ZIW, WOLF WAS ASKED TO REREAD THE MINUTES FROM JULY 14, 2022 IN REGARDS TO N1CRR, CHARLIE’S COMMENTS REGARDING HOW TO HANDLE THE NET.

 

            KD2PGP, RICHIE, ANNOUNCED THAT ANYONE (MEMBERS, FRIENDS, FAMILIES, ETC.) CAN GO TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM, SIGN IN WITH THEIR REGULAR USERNAME AND PASSWORD, SELECT JERSEY SHORE AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, INC AND A PORTION OF EACH PURCHASE WOULD BE DONATED TO JSARS. THIS CHARITABLE DONATION DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL COST TO THE PURCHASER. IT COMES DIRECTLY FROM AMAZON.COM.

 

*NEW BUSINESS:  

KD9BVC, TOM TALKED ABOUT HIS ATTEMPT TO BRING MORE MONEY INTO THE CLUB BY PROVIDING A SPAGHETTI DINNER. JOAN PROVIDED THE LABOR TO COOK THE MEAL. OUR THANKS TO HER. KD9BVC, TOM ASKED FOR A SHOW OF HANDS CONCERNING HOW MUCH THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR A PLATE OF SPAGHETTI. KD9BC, TOM INDICATED THAT THE MEAL COST HIM $65 FOR ROUGHLY 25 SERVINGS AND THAT THIS WAS A TEST RUN TO SEE IF THIS WOULD BE A PROFITABLE ADVENTURE TO SHOW WHAT IT WOULD ENTAIL TO PROVIDE SUCH AN ENDEAVOR.  ARE THESE TYPES OF ENDEAVOR WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT?

KD9BVC, TOM, BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE CLUB THAT KB2RTZ, STEVE HAS BEEN UTILIZING ECHOLINK TO ACCESS THE REPEATER AND HE HAS NOT BEEN PAYING MEMBERSHIP DUES. KD9BVC, TOM HAS REQUESTED THAT HIS PRIVILEGES BE TERMINATED. N1CRR, CHARLIE STATED HE WILL BE REMOVED TONIGHT. AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, N1CRR, CHARLIE WILL BE REMOVING KB2RTZ, STEVE’S ACCESS ALONG WITH THE REPEATER THAT HE TIED ONTO JSARS ECHOLINK ACCOUNT WILL BE REMOVED.

KD9BVC, TOM, DISCUSSED HOW THE CLUB COULD GET MORE MEMBERS. SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE (CIRCLE K, KIWANIS, GIRL SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, ETC.). THIS WILL BE A CONTINUING DISCUSSION AND WILL BE TOUCHED UPON AGAIN DURING FUTURE MEETINGS.

NC1RR, CHARLIE, WAS ASKED IF ANY PROGRESS WAS MADE IN GETTING NEW NET CONTROLLERS. CHARLIE STATED THAT HE DIDN’T THINK SO BECAUSE PARTICPATION WAS NOT WHAT IT SHOULD BE. NEXT POSSIBLE DATE FOR TRAINING WILL BE IN NOVEMBER. JSARS IS SHOWING NET CONTROLLERS THAT ARE NOT CURRENT AND THAT WILL BE RECTIFIED.

KD2VEZ, BOB, AND KD2VFZ, DEBBIE, WERE ASKED ABOUT WHEN THEY MIGHT BE AVAILABLE FOR PERSENTING THE WISPR NET. THE DATE SET IS 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 BEGINNING AT 19:00 HRS. STARTING TIME WOULD BE DETERMINED BUT THE MAJORITY STATED THAT 19:00 HRS WOULD BE IDEAL SINCE MOST MEMBERS WORK AND DO NOT GETTING BACK HOME UNTIL THEN. TIME AND DATE WILL POSTED ON THE JSARS WEB SITE.

WB2BNB, IKE AND JOAN, INVITED EVERYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN COMING TO THEIR HOUSE ON SUNDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2022 AROUND 13:00 HRS FOR A LOOK AT THE LIGHT BULB LIMITER AND HOW IT WORKS. ALSO, BROUGHT UP HOW WE SHOULD BE TREATING NEW HAMS AFTER THEY HAVE PASSED THEIR TESTS SUCH AS CLASSES FOR FURTHERING THEIR INTERESTS IN THE HOBBY.

*TOTAL MEETING ATTENDEES: 17

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 20:05 Hrs.,

                  APPROVED BY N2JRJ, Joe AND KO2SEN, Kurt

SECRETARY KD2ZIW, Wolf