November 11, 2013 TARC Minutes

Meeting called to order by President Joel Black. W4JBB

Joel invited members present to introduce themselves and give their call sign.


Roll Call of Officers:

President: Joel Black, W4JBB in attendance

√ Vice President: Todd Kirby, KK4CHT in attendance

√ Secretary / Treasurer, Michael Krueger, KI40XX in attendance

√ Repeater Trustee: David Drummond, W4MD in attendance


Membership:   Signed in on sign-in sheet.


Old Business:

Joel reminded members the floor was still open for nominations for TARC Officers.

Herb Champion announced he would run for President. Office of Vice President had no candidate; this will be addressed at the January meeting. David Drummond and Mike Krueger announced they would seek re-election. Joel closed the floor and presented the slate of Officer as follows; President, Herb Champion, Vice President, open, Secretary / Treasurer, Michael Krueger and Repeater Trustee David Drummond.

At this time President Joel Black, instructed the Secretary to cast one ballot for each candidate.


Mike Krueger passed around menus from Mr. Bills, Wintzell’s, Billy’s Sports Grill and Mug Shots for the membership to review. A vote was taken and Billy’s Sports Grill was selected for this year’s Christmas Party on December 9th, 2013 at 6:00 – 8:00pm.


A reminder to members the Nicholas Wilson Memorial Trail Race at Lake Lurleen will be held on January 18th 2014. TARC supports this event and supplies Communicators to man the aid station around the course. Further communications to follow as time nears.


David Drummond reviewed ARES SET November 2nd, 2013 and thanked all those that participated. He commented on lessons learned and areas for further improvement. Over all the exercise was a success.


Joel announced that anew editor for the Hamsay is needed. It’s time to review this issue and decide what will be done in the future.


New Business: none


Treasures Report: by Michael Krueger, KI4OXX

Bank account is reconciled with no outstanding amounts.


Repeater Trustee / Net Manager: by David Drummond, W4MD

David reported repeater sites146.820 and 146.605 are due for cleaning. He will make arrangements for access to the sites and then schedule a work party of volunteers.


Guest Speaker / Program for the Evening:


TARC Members and Officers Ham Shacks.


Todd Kirby presented a slide show presentation of Members and officers Ham Shacks. The member provided commentary and answered questions on the photos displayed. This gave members an insight on their fellow Hams and their equipment.


We had 6 guest attend  tonight’s meeting; Paul C Elmore KK4UDX, Everett Sharp N8CNP and Michael Anderson, KK4MWS. Also Chris, Julianna and Jonah Moore.