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MINUTES OF MEETING OF LUNENBURG COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Held October 15, 2000 at the Bridgewater Fire Hall at 1900 h.

VE1PDO chaired the meeting, in the absence of the President.

The minutes of the Club's last meeting on September 16, 2000 were read and upon motion were approved.

NET COMMITTEE

VE1MBC reported that John, VE1CZC and Darrell, VE1DSE had joined the net schedule as regular net controls. One more net control is needed. A new schedule for Net Controls was handed out. A copy can be had from VE1MBC or VE1CYP, via email or otherwise.

QSL CARD EXPENSES FIELD DAY

The small account paid to VE1AUZ by the Club will be passed along to the Artificial Reef Society as they had agreed to reimburse the Club for expenses like this in promoting the Fraser.

IPARN

VE1PLV reported there is a still need for IPARN net controls. A net control must be an IPARN member.

FINANCIAL REPORT

VE1GAM gave the financial report, detailing the changes since September 1, 2000. There is $887.15 in the General Account, $1455.00 in the Repeater Account and $502.29 in the Ways and Means Account. Upon motion, the treasurer's report was adopted.

There were no bills presented for payment.

TECHNICAL

VE1TA reported and he and other club members were at the 147.090 repeater site on Thanksgiving Monday to replace the temporary repeater with the regular one. They also attended at the Lunenburg Ground Search and Rescue site to install the autopatch. It still needs a technical adjustment or some work by MTT to hook up the telephone line. The chair thanked all who volunteered their time to assist.

NSARA

VE1TA reported that the Executive will meet next Saturday at Greenwood. VE1JFG is the treasurer. She indicated that she was now updating the records to track who are members. She reminded members of LCARC that the dues for NSARA are $10.00 per year and if you join via our club, $5.00 stays with our club. See her or VE1GAM for membership. VE1JFG will be at the Greenwood Flea Market next weekend selling memberships. She indicated that the membership will be one year from the month a person joins. As a result of her talk a number of LCARC members joined NSARA. See VE1JFG is you have a membership card or feel you paid for 2000 and did not get a card.

CODE CLASS

VE1AUZ reported that he and VE1STR were offering a Morse Code class and it was progressing well.

OLD BUSINESS

JOTA

VE1GAM reported that JOTA will be held this coming weekend at the Scout Camp at Mush-a-Mush. No schedule is set and members are encouraged to drop by, starting Saturday morning.. Set up is at 1400 h. on Thursday. Volunteers are welcome for setup and JOTA itself.

GREENWOOD FLEA MARKET

The club will have a table at the Flea Market October 21, 2000 at Greenwood. RG213 coax will be sold at $.65 a foot. Tickets will be sold on a Radio Shack 2067 Truck tracking Scanner worth $543.00 Canadian. This unit is not available in Canada and was obtained via the efforts of member VE1DIF. Tickets are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00. Volunteers are needed to work the table. If you are going to the Flea Market, plan to take turn at the table. Members wishing to sell an item or two are welcome to leave it at the table.

Anyone needing a drive to the Flea Market should contact VE1CYP.

RAFFLE

Tickets on the scanner mentioned above are available. If you want to buy some yourself, or sell to others, please contact VE1GAM or VE1CYP.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will take place at the MARC, Dayspring, on November 12, 2000 at the usual time of 1900 h.

VE1TA suggested that the Executive book the MARC location for the next year, also taking into account holidays and the like.

XMAS DINNER

The Kinsman's Riverview Hall will be the site of the club's Xmas dinner on December 10, 2000. The time will be announced at the next meeting.

MUSEUM OF SHIPS

The chair announced that the Museum of Ships Radio Day had asked if we would use the Fraser and participate in this special day in July, 2000. It was moved and seconded that we participate in the same. Motion carried.

The secretary was reminded to book the Scout Camp for June, 2001 when possible to do so.

There being no further business, upon motion the meeting adjourned at 1955 h.

Don Taylor, VE1DST

secretary


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