CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS  –  The
Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club





CVARS Newsletter – September 6, 2017

CONTENTS
NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule
September BOARD MEETING NOTES
September PROGRAM NOTES

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30 PM Board Meeting
7:00 PM Social Time
7:30 PM Meeting
Where:Lewis County Fire District 6 Training Room
corner of SW 21th St & Jackson Highway
Chehalis, WA
Program:"ARRL Headquarters Report," Jim Pace, K7CEX

CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule
The CVARS WA7UHD Net meets Sunday at 8 PM local time on 145.430 MHz, – offset, 110.9 Hz tone. Preamble is at:
   http://cvars.org/net_ctrl_form.html .
Net controllers are:  
September10 ____________________
September17 Bill Harwell, AC7SR
September24 ____________________
 
October 1 Jerry Randall, KE7SYZ
October 8 Dick Morrison, K7KFM
October15 Barbara Southern, AC7ET
October22 ____________________
October29 ____________________

September 6, 2017 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Eugene O’Neill; Jerry Randall; Paul Van Dyke; Veda Moline; Loren Moline; Bill Knepper

CALL TO ORDER:
Eugene called the board meeting to order at 1835 Pacific Time.

LAST MONTH's MEETING MINUTES:
Last month's Board Meeting Minutes were approved as modified. Bill Knepper and Loren Moline were added to the absent list. James Van Ornum is webmaster, not voting board member.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Veda presented the following account summaries:
CVARS Account Balance:              $ 8,724.83
BAW FAW Account Balance:        $ 2,898.69

BAW FAW REPEATER CONTROLLER:
The board approved the purchase of an Arcom rack mounted controller for the Baw Faw repeater.

NOMINATION COMMITTEE:
A nomination committee needs to be named in September, with nominations presented to the members in October, and elections in November.

Eugene asked if we should hold the November elections during the CVARS social time between 7 and 7:30. The consensus was that the elections need to held during the formal meeting time.

PAYPAL:
Veda will setup PayPal accounts for CVARS and the Baw Faw repeater. James Van Ornum will create CVARS web pages that link to PayPal.

CVARS AND BAW FAW ON THE INTERNET:
Eugene said we need to try to correct incorrect information on the internet about CVARS and the Baw Faw and Penning Hill repeaters.

Also discussed was the need to have a social media presence on the internet to help attract younger people to Amateur Radio and to CVARS. It was agreed to seek someone to establish and maintain a Facebook presence first.

ADJOURNMENT:
Eugene adjourned the meeting at 1903 Pacific Time.

September 6, 2017 PROGRAM NOTES
The September 6, 2017 general meeting was called to order by Eugene at 7:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people introducing themselves. An attendance signin sheet and CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheet were passed around.

The September and October calendars, which are available at http://cvars.org/, were presented.

Bob Willey summarized the Solar Eclipse QSO Party the Centralia ARES group hosted on August 21. He had QSL cards for people who had QSOs with the group on HF or on the Baw Faw or K7CEM 2-meter repeaters.

Washington National Guard Sargent First Class Richard Little talked about "The Domestic Mission of the Joint Operations Center at Camp Murray." His talk included the importance of being prepared to survive a disaster that could disrupt communications, transportation, and access to food, fuel, water and waste disposal.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. There were 25 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheet.

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