CVARS Newsletter – October 2011





                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:  Wednesday, November 2, 2011

                6:45 PM Board Meeting

                7:00 PM Social Time

                7:30 PM General Meeting and Program

Where:   Lewis County Fire District 5 Administrative Building

                115 E Washington St;  Napavine, WA

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

Program: Board Election for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and 2 At Large Members

                Interview with owner of MFJ Enterprises and tour of manufacturing area

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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. The net preamble is on the web site under the CVARS Info tab. Net controllers are:


                October             9    – Jim Vander Meer KC7ASV

                October           16    – Rita Pratt KE7YAB

                October           23    – Larry Pratt KE7YAC

                October           30    – James Van Ornum KG4YWD


                November        6    –

                November     13    –

                November     20    –

                November     27    – James Van Ornum KG4YWD


                December        4    – Linda Morrison K7KFL

                December      11    – Dick Morrison K7KFM

                December      18    –

                December      25    – CANCELLED


                January              1    – CANCELLED


The Net Controller Schedule can be found on the web site under the CVARS Info tab.

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The board meeting was called to order at 6:50 PM with James Van Ornum,  Jeff Mayfield, John Ellingson,  Jim Campbell, and Dick Morrison attending.


1.       Upcoming meetings will include:
November – election of the board members.
December – pot luck dinner to be held at the Virgil R. Lee Community Building, corner of SW 13th Street and SW William Avenue (SW Cascade Avenue) in Chehalis.

2.       James reported talking with these commercial banner makers about a CVARS vinyl banner:
– Awards West – 2’ x 10’ $165
– Esco Pacific – 2’ x 10’ $200 + $100 graphic logo charge
– Sign Pro – 2 ½’ X 10’ $199, or 2’ x 8’ $127.  The initial proof from Sign Pro was:

The board approved ordering the Sign Pro 2’ x 8’ banner, with a white background, red logo and blue lettering.

3.       The board approved cancelling the 8PM Sunday CVARS 2-meter net for Sunday, December 25, 2011 and Sunday, January 1, 2012.

4.       James presented the obituary notice from The Chronicle 10/4/2011 for Mike Frase. Mike was a participant in the 8PM Sunday CVARS 2-meter net.


The board meeting adjourned at 7:08 PM.


James called the general meeting to order at 7:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and everyone introducing themselves with first name and call sign.


Announcements included:

1.       CVARS Net Controller signup sheet was circulated.

2.       CVARS meeting attendance sheets were circulated.

3.       50/50 tickets available from John Ellingson.

4.       2011 BSA Jamboree on the Air is October 15-16. See for details.

5.       Rickreall, Oregon Swap-Tober-Fest is October 22 See for details.

6.       Dick Morrison presented the nominating committee nominations for the 2012 board. After some negotiations the following nominations were accepted for the November election:
– President – James Van Ornum
– Vice-President – Barbara Southern
– Secretary – OPEN
– At Large – Gary Litteer and Larry Pratt
During the November meeting, additional nominations will be accepted from the members present, and the members present will vote for the above board positions.

7.       The December CVARS meeting will be a pot-luck dinner at the Virgil R. Lee Community Building, corner of SW 13th Avenue and SW William Avenue in Chehalis. It will start at 6 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
– CVARS members and their families and friends are invited.
– The club will provide ham and turkey. John Ellingson will purchase.
– The club will provide coffee, soda and fruit drink. Rob Majoros will purchase.
– Rob Majoros will have disposable cups, plates, and silverware available. You may bring your own place settings.
– Individuals are to bring salad, side dish and/or dessert to share.
– Individuals may bring a $10 exchange gift.


Jeff Mayfield presented several YouTube videos showing tall antenna towers being destroyed.


Mark Lanning won the 50/50.


The general meeting adjourned and 8:15 PM. 21 people attended.

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A special Thank You to those who have accepted a nomination to the 2012 CVARS board. It does require a little extra commitment of time and energy, but we have a great group dedicated to the continued survival of CVARS. We still need someone willing to serve as Secretary for a year. It sounds hard if you’ve never acted as a meeting secretary before, but it just needs the ability to take notes and to ask questions if you missed a point.


73,  James Van Ornum, KG4YWD