Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes BOD 2019/03/19

Minutes for the Board Meeting on March 19, 2019

Attendees:

            Ron Jones, AJ6EG
            Peter Melhus, AA6PM
            Jeff Walker, N6ADE
            Don Steinbach, AE6PM
            John Glass, NU6P

Meeting called to order by Ron Jones at 19:30

Approval of the previous board minutes

            Ron moved, seconded by, passed unanimously

Special assignment review:

            Meetings & Events Chair – Peter

  • Schedule is rather full for all of 2019
    • May     QRP
    • June     DMR
    • July       Packet
    • Aug      Event (TBD)
    • Sept     TBD
    • Oct       Message Passing
    • Nov      The origins of Silicon Valley
    • Dec      J-Pole antennas

            Training – Don

  • This task force does include Morris, Don, Peter and Ron.
  • Maybe some focus on the ARES side of the club
  • Comment injected that we need to ensure we do not leave out those NOT interested in emergency communications
  • John mentioned training new Hams should be a focus
    • Some focus on Em Comm
  • What to do
  • What to take
  • Suggest a few common radios
  • Follow up session
    • Local frequencies
    • Local contacts (email, phone, location) of possible mentors
    • How to overcome mic fright
    • Baby steps for newbie site
      • SARA ARES/RACES need to reboot our DSW program
      • Periodic training on what to get started

            Outreach to local clubs – Ron

  • ARES – Cupertino / Los Gatos

            Miscellaneous – Jeff

  • Badges for executive committee (with title)
  • Badges for all members 

            Membership – John

  • SARA has been around about 30 years now
    • Maybe US mail to new Saratoga hams with SASE to signup
    • Suggestion was maybe allhams in Saratoga
    • Maybe take PayPal
    • Improve our brochure
    • Come up with a schedule of events
    • 30thanniversary special occasion or something?
    • Comment about: We have an infusion of new hams…need to ensure their needs are being met
    • Broaden our scope
    • Repeater frequency
    • After net discussions

Immediate tasks

  • Write up a cover letter for new Saratoga Hams
  • Improve our flyer
  • Improve our online application

Other discussion

  • Student discount?
  • Family rate at $30, individual at $20
  • Ensure we have or acquire k6sa@gmail.com
  • Check into who has the forwarded email for K6SA@ARRL.NET
  • Ron is ok with his phone number being on the web site

Meeting adjourned 21:10

Respectfully submitted, Jeff Walker, Secretary

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