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2011-Feb-07 minutes

David, Jennifer, Leon, Bob, Ann, Vic

Open at 19:07
Meeting minutes for the January meeting were read and agreed to.

Need Volunteers:    
Board Appointment for VP - still need to fill.
Board Member - Role besides four officers - unfilled positions are no appointed by the board.
Great if some would step up with Training - light exercises or training for the meetings.
Looking for a liaison to the Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County Emergency Coordinator.

   
Bill (William) provided the Treasurer's Report:


$1771.79 balance as of today.
$  35.75 December phone bill
$  85.00 dues not yet deposited

Currently 11 paid members of which 3 are family.

Club Dues - $25.00 individual
        $30.00 family
    Due by as soon as possible.

Collected two checks for membership - James Davis and Vic Linderholm

Equipment Status
    Discussion on maintaining phone line-phone patch is used occasionally.
    Assuming the repeaters are ok.
    Winds have been active. More winds to come.

Net control operators for December
2/8    ****
2/15    David
2/22    Jennifer w/county net
3/1    ****

ARES REPORT

No ARES Report

Old business:
    Participate in Field Day? - Choices:
        WVARA - will be at Mora Hill
        W6HUL - Morgan Hill EOC
        Cal Fire Training Facility in Ben Lomand
    Guest speakers at our meetings -
        Santa Clara Lookout Program - W6HUL still working on a date.
   
    History of the Club Presentation - Charlie perhaps?
   
    CERT - Questions? Joint Meeting?
        Learn more about the relationship with Volunteer Fire Department and LPARC (expectations during emergency)   
   
    Training topics for the meetings
        Any ideas for training topics - protocol training - served agencies - shelter drill in the march time would
        the club want to participate -
        Out of area communications - NVIS type systems - Near Veritical Incident - If everything else goes...
       
    Radio direction finding antenna building party and Transmitter hunt - discuss in March.
        Establish a date and make it happen.
 
    Community Service - Skyland Run - Fire Department

    Existing By-Laws - still need to put out for vote.
        Will look at membership standing in February and do the needed work to wrap up the new by laws.
        Suggestion was made to provide notice via email out at least 3 days prior to the meeting so we would have the
        required time for announcement of the vote. 
New Business:
    Meeting frequency? Should we consider going to the every other months? Looking for feedback?
    No objections to monthly meeting. Suggestion made to do a larger meeting every other month.
    Suggestions can be made
   
    New By-Laws need to be sent out befor 2/28 - Jennifer to work to mail (via email or USPS).
   
    Jennifer to call Mrs. Sermon about radios which she has available.

    Community Science Fair - March 12 - Jennifer to follow up with Deanna Arnold at Loma.
        Disaster Reality
    MERC Shelter Exercise on March 12? Conflict with Science Fair. Set up radio for MERC.

Training:
    No training.
    Any topics which people want to discuss for the future? Any suggests please let us know.
   

Motion to adjourn by Jennifer.
Meeting closed at 20:00.

Monthly focus item - What do we have planned for this year?

Jan - Discuss of what we what to do this year.
Feb - Options for Field Day
Mar - Participation for Field Day
Apr - MNN article direct mailings for Field Day
May - Repeater work day
Jun - Field Day - last full weekend in Jun.
Jul - BBQ and Antenna Building Party
Aug - Nominating - National Night Out
Sep - Fox/Tee Hunt
Oct - Special Event - Not doing this event.
Nov - Elections
   
2011 LPARC Officers
David Katinsky - President
***vacant***- Vice President
Jennifer Katinsky - Secretary
Bill Rose - Treasurer

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