CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS
The Chehalis Valley
Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club




CVARS Newsletter – August 1, 2018

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

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:30 PM Board Meeting
7:00 PM Social Time
7:30 PM Program
Where:Lewis County Fire District 6 Training Room
corner of SW 21th St & Jackson Highway
Chehalis, WA
Program:

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:  
August 5 Bill, AC7SR
August12 James, AE7TF
August19
August26
September 2
September 9 Bill, AC7SR

August 1, 2018 BOARD MEETING NOTES
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Eugene O'Neill; Jerry Randall; Paul Van Dyck; Bill Knepper and John Ellingson.

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by the President at 18:31.

RESIGNATION:
Veda and Loren Moline submitted their resignation from the CVARS Board on July 3, 2018. They are moving out of state.

In anticipation of Veda Moline's resignation, the board named Bill Knepper the assistant Treasurer at their June 6, 2018 meeting. With the Moline's resignation, Bill is named the Treasurer to complete Veda'a 2017-18 term.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Bill presented the following account summaries:
CVARS Account Balance:              $8,318.77
BAW FAW Account Balance:        $1,557.43

Swapmeet summary:
Income: $1,169; Expenses: $386; Net: $ 783.
The $300 damage deposit has yet to be collected from the Southwest Washington Fairground.

CVARS Board:
The following 1-year board positions are up for election this November:
  President, Vice President, and Secretary.
The following 2-year board positions are up for election this November:
  Treasurer and 1 At-Large Board Member.

2 At-Large Board Members to finish 2018-19 terms, need to be elected by the CVARS membership at the August general meeting.

501(c)(3):
Bill is persuing how to register CVARS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Form 1023-EZ is a streamlined application form that has a 30 question eligibility worksheet. Bill and James have reviewed the questions and believe CVARS qualifies. There is a one-time $275 registration fee.

Wth annual gross receipts less than $50,000, CVARS would need to file a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annually.

REPEATER REPORT:
Telewave Duplexer cans have been ordered from Arcom (http://arcomcontrollers.com) for the BawFaw repeater. The cost is $2,400. The cans we are currently using have been temporarily loaned to us.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS:
The CVARS Constitution and By Laws need to be reviewed for appropriateness and consistency. Copies of these documents are available on the cvars.org web site.

ADJOURNMENT:
The board meeting was adjourned at 19:03.

August 1, 2018 PROGRAM NOTES
The August 1, 2018 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. The attendance signin and CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheets were passed around.

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

The floor was open for volunteers to fill the 2 2018-19 At Large Board member positions. Jim Pace, K7CEX, and Kevin Rasku, KI7KKS, volunteered and were confirmed by a vote of the CVARS members present.

Eugene emphasized the need for the club to be visible and active in the community if it to remain viable. Some possibilities include working with Scout troops, schools and Centralia College.

Eugene played "Ask Dave Episode 5 - How to Use a Manual Antenna Tuner," a 10-minute video by Dave Casler, KE0OG, Dave's web site, with a list of all his videos, is at:
https://dcasler.com/ask-dave/ 

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

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