2013 KARS Meeting Minutes
Held on Monday, May 13, 2013
Proper notice of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Katy Amateur Radio Society (KARS) Meeting was sent to all members via email and posted on the KARS website, in accordance with the by-laws of KARS. The meeting was held at Fire Station No. 4 located at 22855 Franz Rd, Katy, Texas at 07:30 PM Central. In attendance were the following board members: Mike (KA5OXA), President, Scott (KT5SR), Jason (NV5DS) Treasurer, Jack (WB5KVV), Activities Manager and Peter (KD5OCR), Secretary. No KARS Board Members were absent. The meeting was called to order by Mike, KA5OXA, at 07:26 PM Central.
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions of members and visitors:
34 Members present; 5 Visitors and all recorded on sign-in sheet. A Quorum of 28 members was present.
Last month’s meeting minutes were online; Motion to accept last KARS
meeting minutes. Motion to accept, Bob (WB3EWP) seconded, Charlie (KT5BBQ) Motion Passed.
Treasury report was given by Scott, KT5SR, Treasurer. Motion to Accept the Treasury report by Ron (K5CE), second, Joe (N5IDF). Motion Passed.
Peter, KD5OCR, Secretary, presented the last BOD Meeting Minutes. No motions were made.
Owen was given a desk carving with his callsign, KF5CZO, for his ham shack in recognition for his work as Activity Directory last year.
Discussed holding a Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge class on Saturday, June 15, 2013 here at Fire Station #4. Mike, KA5OXA, reserved the Fire Station #4. There will be a limit of 15 scouts. Bryan will lead the electronics portion. Peter will lead the Radio Service and Regulation portion. Dave S. and Tom will lead the fox hunt demo. Troop 925 received notice of this event.
Sachiko, W5IDF, cancelled the KARS ham radio VE exam for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
City Council approved KARS Field Day in the Katy City Park.
Public Service Calendar:
Memorial Hermann Triathalon (Woodlands) – Full
Memorial Hermann Emergency Regional Drill: Charlie (KT5BBQ) – Needs Volunteers at the Katy Hospital, Fire Station #4, or badly Downtown
HamComm is July 7th and 8th in Plano, TX
June 1 at George R. Brown: Hurricane Preparation Workshop
June 1 is Museum Ship Weekend on the TEXAS (Houston Ship Channel), Cavella, or Stewart (Seawolf Park): Texas Navy Certificate available
New Ship: AC0TX
New Member Election: None (2 Applications Accepted)
KARS Net Controller Needed for Tuesday Evenings at 07:30 PM:
June 18, 2013
June 25, 2013
July 02, 2013
Dave, KD5FX, has his last KARS meeting is today. He made a nice goodbye speech.
KARS 2013 Field Day
22 June 2013 at 09:30 AM
On the Air by Noon at the Katy Park
Visitors and KARS Members are welcome
24-Hour Off-Grid Power; Meals Provided
Scott would like Peter KD5OCR to coordinate the logging software
15 people wanted to attend Field Day
KARS Inventory Spreadsheet
(Refreshments 10 minutes)
Tom’s International Space Station Presentation
Mike, KA5OXA, closed the meeting at 08:56 PM Central.
Duly submitted for review on May 13th, 2013:
Peter, KD5OCR, Secretary