CVARS Newsletter – December 2012




                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:        Wednesday, January 2, 2013

                      6:45 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



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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. Net controllers are:


                December        9    – Larry Pratt, KE7YAC

                December      16    – Rita Pratt, KE7YAB

                December      23    –

                December      30    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF


                January              6    – Dick Morrison, K7KFM

                January            13    – Rita Pratt, KE7YAB

                January            20    – Linc Haymaker, K0ZCO

                January            27    – Barbara Southern, KF7ORJ

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The December board meeting was held via email November 29 and 30. Participating were James Van Ornum, Barbara Southern, John Ellingson, Jim Campbell, Gary Litteer, Larry Pratt, Chuck Verdon and Don McDougall. James presented an opportunity to hold our 2013 meetings in the Lewis County Fire District 6 training room, corner of SW 21st Street and Jackson Highway. Moving the 2013 meeting location was approved unanimously by the combined 2012 and 2013 board members. James will talk with Tim Kinder, LCFD #6 Chief, about our meeting schedule, and with Eric Linn, LCFD #5 Chief, to let him know about our decision to move our meeting location and to express our appreciation for the use of his training room for the past 2 years.


James opened the Virgil R. Lee Community Building at 5:30 PM. After the food was blessed, we started eating at 6:30 PM.


After everyone had a chance to eat, the attendance sheets and CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheet were passed around. James presented certificates of appreciation to:

·         Barbara Southern – 2012 Vice-President

·         John Ellingson – 2012 Treasurer/Swap Meet

·         Jim Campbell – 2012 Board Member

·         Gary Litteer – 2012 Board Member

·         Larry Pratt – 2012 Board Member

·         Jeff Mayfield – 2012 WA7UHD License Trustee & Administrator

·         Dick Morrison – 2012 WA7UHD Repeater Trustee

·         Rob Majoros – 2012 Refreshments

·         Chuck Verdon – 2012 Field Day

·         Eric Linn, LCFD5 Chief – Monthly Meeting Facility

·         Mary & Gerald Fischer – WA7UHD Repeater Housing


James started the gift exchange/steal activity and Dick Morrison refereed the end of the activity. Paul Van Dyck and his wife, April, provided seasonal background music throughout the evening


There were 30 people who registered their attendance.

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It has been my privilege to serve as your president the past 2 years. And it is a relief to be able to past the responsibility on to Chuck Verdon. I truly believe the health of CVARS depends on sharing leadership roles, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the club’s activities. And reducing the burnt out feeling one gets when leading for too long. I am looking forward to many more years of fellowship with all you folks.


73,  James Van Ornum, AE7TF