The Chehalis Valley
Amateur Radio Society

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CVARS Newsletter – June 2011




                JULY MEETING

                CVARS Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule

                JUNE 1, 2011 BOARD MEETING MINUTES

                JUNE 1, 2011 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:  Wednesday, July 6, 2011

                6:45 PM Board Meeting

                7:00 PM Social Time

                7:30 PM General Meeting and Program

Where: Lewis County Fire District 5 Training Building

                115 E Washington St;  Napavine, WA

                Southwest corner of Washington & 2nd Ave;  parking lot entrance is off 2nd Ave

Program: To be announced.

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CVARS Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


The CVARS Net meets Sunday at 8 PM local time on 145.430 MHz -offset 110.9 Hz tone. The net preamble is on the web site under the CVARS Info tab. Net controllers are:

                June                    5        James Van Ornum KG4YWD

                June                  12        Dick Morrison K7KFM

                June                  19        Bill Harwell, AC7SR

                June                  26        Loyann Munyan, W7LOY

                July                      3        James Van Ornum KG4YWD

                July                    10        Larry Pratt KE7YAC

                July                    17        Rita Pratt KE7YAB

                July                    24        ________________

                July                    31        James Van Ornum KG4YWD

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CVARS Board Meeting was called to order at 6:55 PM. Present were James Van Ornum, Jeff Mayfield, John Ellingson, and Ken Wages.


The Post Office Box we are renting in Centralia expires the end of June 2011. James reported that there has not been any CVARS specific mail received since the start of 2011. The mail address on the CVARS web site has been changed to James’ home address. James will return the 2 mail box keys to the Centralia post office during the month of June.


The ARRL has endorsed a new liability insurance underwriter whose rate is $200 per year ($50 less than our current underwriter). Our current policy expires on March 22, 2012. Before it expires we will check on buying insurance from the new underwriter. John, on behalf of  the Southwest Washington Fair,  requested a Certificate of Liability Insurance to include the following language: “The Southwest Washington Fair, Lewis County, its officers, directors, agents and employees shall be additional insured.” James will submit the request to Marsh U. S. Consumer.


The board meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.

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CVARS general meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance sheets and CVARS Net Controller sheet was passed around. People introduced themselves with their first name, call sign and home town.


Announcements included the Governor’s Proclamation of Amateur Radio Week June 20-26, 2011. John Ellingson passed out Swapmeet flyers with an invitation to the picnic after the swapmeet.


Bob Willey reviewed preparations for Field Day June 24 to 26 (setup starting at 6:30 PM Friday; operating Field Day from 11AM Saturday to 11 AM Sunday at Fort Borst Park, Centralia)


James Van Ornum showed several YouTube videos related to  Field Day and the Dayton Ohio Hamvention.


Larry Pratt won the 50/50.


Rob Majores  provided  great snacks for all to enjoy…Thanks Rob.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.

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Even if you don’t want to operate a station during the Field Day event, you can talk with visitors about what Ham Radio means to you. I got involved with CVARS because Jeff Mayfield talked with me about the club and the Field Day setup  about 4 years ago. You may never know what impact you have by talking with a Field Day visitor. Spend some time at the Field Day location in Fort Borst Park Friday, Saturday or Sunday, June 24-26.


73,  James Van Ornum, KG4YWD

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