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[w8lky] PRESIDENT NOTES 1/11/2019

       Good afternoon everyone, Our January 9th meeting was full of interesting bits of information and activity. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on our legal matters thanks to John Myers KD8MQ. We will be voting on two(2) items of importance during new business segment of our February 13, 2019 meeting. The first will be; “Conflict of Interest”, the second will be “By-Law Amendment” These are part of the legal work that has been taking place.

The revised AARC Tri-Fold club information pamphlets are here and were distributed to club members in attendance, they will be available at all future club activities along with our new business cards. We purchased dual purpose plastic pamphlet and business card holders and they will soon arrive and be distributed to various locations in the city and surrounding areas of Alliance. Club Secretary Dave Moreno KE8JLI spent countless hours on both the new club business cards and the revised pamphlet and we owe him a big thank you for all the hours he spent on these two items, thanks Dave.

Winter Field Day is January 26-27,and it will be held at Sebring Camp where we were at last year and Tony Schillig KD8BBK is the chairperson for the event. Contact Tony KD8BBK if you can help in any way. There will be a chili cook off, and if you can bring a side dish to share that would be greatly appreciated.

The trustees will be conducting an election at the end of our February 13th meeting, and we still need someone to step up and be a candidate for Vice President for the 2019 year.

John Myers KD8MQ has volunteered to be our Program Chairperson  and he would appreciate any suggestions for topics and thanks so far to Rick WD8AYC for your suggestions.

We could sure use some additional  check in’s  on the Thursday night nets, and especially the 2 Meter net 145.370  at 9PM.

AARC Homeland Security net is now operating on “all” Tuesday nights at 7PM  147.51 FM

Special welcome to our newest and former member Douglas Matthews KB8DNQ who join the club January 9th. 

Please take the time to check the club’s newsletter and web site for timely notices of importance. . See you “On The Air” KE8HCY or At Our Events–KEEP TALKING!!!!!
73’s
Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY

[w8lky] Proposed Bylaw amendment

At last nights meeting, a proposed bylaw amendment was submitted. Per our bylaws, we could not discuss it at that meeting. It will be discussed & voted upon at our February meeting. You can read the text of it on the club website at w8lky.org.
We will also be voting on a proposed Conflict of interest policy. This can also be read at w8lky.org.
Both items are part of the paperwork for ourapplication to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Thanks for your consideration.
John Myers, KD8MQ kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[w8lky] Tonights Pre-Meeting

Tonights Pre-meeting dinner will be at the alliance Community Hospital Cafeteria. 5:45PM tonight. 


John Myers, KD8MQ

kd8mq1@gmail.com

330-936-5021

 

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[w8lky] W8LKY Presidents Notes

Good afternoon everyone, we had a wonderful breakfast Saturday January 5th at Don Poncho’s Restaurant 2015 W. State Street in Alliance.  I was monitoring 145.370 after I got home and all the comments were very good, it sounded like everyone liked the food and service, and the fellowship was second to none. I checked with Perkins Restaurant and they are booked for the date we wanted for our next breakfast. So I took the liberty and called  Don Poncho’s back and reserved the 2nd of February for our next breakfast, I hope that is OK with everyone,if not let me know.

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[w8lky] AARC Club Breakfast

Our monthly breakfast is this Saturday, January 5th.
This month, we will be at Don Pancho’s Tex-Mex Cafe; 2105 W. State St, Alliance. The time; 8:30 am remains the same.
Hope you can make it.

[w8lky] PRESIDENTS NOTES

      Greetings everyone and before I forget, Holiday Greetings for all and Have a Very Merry Christmas and Joyful New Year. We are blessed to live in the greatest nation on earth.
      We are trying to keep our monthly meetings to One (1) hour long and we should realized that in January 2019 meeting. Our December meeting was a little long, but we covered a lot of items that need to be attended too.
      We approved payment for the new ARC Business Cards and passed cords out to everyone in attendance and we ask them to pass out the cards to people who are interested in Amateur Radio and post them on  bulletin boards. We also remind them to use black magic markers and write their name, call sign and phone number on the back of the card.
      The new AARC Pamphlets were approved and ordered and we should have them in the next few  weeks for distribution, they will look great We will place them in businesses, the library, and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce.
      We also approved the payment for the rent on the Sebring Camp which we will use for 2019 Winter Field Day January 26th& 27th. We need members to help set up, man the equipment, tear down.We will also need a variety of food and beverage and utensils.
      I want to pass on some information on what is happening with ARES.
         Stark County ARES is holding  ICS Training in conjunction with STARK COUNTY EMA office on December 19th, starting at 5:30pm and hopefully concluding by 7:30pm. The location is at the STARK COUNTY EMA OFFICE in the lower level(stark county sheriff office bldg.) on Route 62. The subject will be certification of ICS 700 “An Introduction to National Incident Management System” Their is no cost for the training. This is part of the requirements for certification for ARES. One of our goals in 2019 for AARC is to have as many of our members certified for ARES. You can also take this course on line @fema.org
     We will hold our January 5th breakfast at Poncho’s Restaurant  2015 W. State Street in Alliance, all are welcome, the food is good and service excellent.
     We have also CHANGED LOCATIONS for the meal before the January 9th regular ARRC monthly meeting. We will dine in the CAFE’ Cafeteria at AultmanAlliance Community Hospital starting at 5:30PM, the food and service is good. The location is just outside the door to the conference room which we will meet in at 7:30Pm that evening.
     The Trustees will be conducting an election after the conclusion to January 9th meeting to fill the vacancy of Vice President of AARC. Charlie Theiss KE8EQI resigned the VP position effective December 12th. We appreciate the service of Charlie Theiss as VP to the Club. We need someone to step up and become our VP for 2019 year.
    We also honored The first of Two members as Ham of The Year for 2018. Dwight Turner KD8YFV was honored as the the first of two members who tied for the Ham of The Year Honor. We are waiting for the second member of the Club who will share this award to show up for a meeting.
    We also adopted a MISSION STATEMENT for the Alliance Amateur Radio Club. It reads; THE ALLIANCE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB SEEKS TO PROMOTE FRATERNALISM, TO EDUCATE AND ADVANCE RADIO KNOWLEDGE  AND INDIVIDUAL OPERATING EFFICIENCY, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS IN THE EVENT OF DISASTERS OR OTHER EMERGENCIES, AND TO CONDUCT CLUB PROGRAMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE THE GENERAL INTEREST AND WELFARE OF AMATEUR RADIO IN OUR COMMUNITY, COUNTY AND STATE.  This is required by the state for legal paper work. Many thanks to John Myers KD8MQ for his hard work on our legal issues.
    We will soon enter into 2019, We have some great opportunities laying before us, both internal and external. We have two(2) great community service projects that will hopefully continue with and a possible third community service project that would also enhance AARC presence in the community. We will create our Power Point Presentation in the near future and present it to the club before we go on the road with it. See you at the events or on the AIR!!
Ron  KE8HCY
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[w8lky] President’s Notes

  Many thanks to all who attend the 2018 AARC Christmas Dinner December 8, 2018. I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience that you may have incurred at this event. The Executive Committee will address the issues and come up with a better event next year. It was so nice to see family members present; wives, significant others and even a member’s son. We still have to present the Ham of the Year award and hopefully Paul K2ASA will be able to do that at our December 12th meeting at Aultman-Alliance Community Hospital. We still have certificates of appreciation for 2018 to be given out too.. We have our new AARC business cards, they will be distributed to all members on December 12. We would like you to use a black magic marker and put your name and phone number on the back of each card you receive. Give these cards out to prospect members and post a card or two around the area on bulletin boards. We will also be previewing out new AARC tri-fold  information pamphlet on December 12th. Many thanks to Dave KE8JLP and Charlie KE8EQI for the many hours they spent on working out the details on both the new AARC Business Cards and AARC information Pamphlet.  See you on the AIR and December 12th AARC meeting.
73’s
Ron KE8HCY

[w8lky] Amateur radio club donates $625 to toy drive

The following appeared in today's issue of the Alliance Review.
https://www.the-review.com/news/20181206/amateur-radio-club-donates-625-to-toy-drive
Many thanks to ALL of you for your support for this annual project. 

[w8lky] Free radio tower

Recieved this via e-mail

 

Hi there – I have inherited property that belonged to my father (AC8B)and part of that inheritance is a ROHN 45 radio tower (75-100ft tall)  that the purchaser of the home would like removed.  We are offering the tower free to anyone who can remove it before Jan 7. It is in Lodi OH.  I can be reached via email or phone 773-791-2015.


John Myers, KD8MQ
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] Mailing list news – PLEASE READ THIS!

Hi everyone,
We’ve been working to correct the issue which causes some e-mails (most notably, the minutes) to the club reflector to be displayed as a jumbled mess.

This looks bad, and posts to the website the same way. Since this then needs to be repaired, it causes more work for both your secretary, and myself. So, we found a fix that will ensure proper formatting of all future e-mails. We are leaving qth.net. Read more