The meeting was called to order at 7:32pm with 21 Club members in attendance. Minutes and Treasurer reports were read and accepted. Committee reports follow:
Membership: This is the first meeting of the new calendar year. Membership dues reminders were sent out at the beginning of the month. With membership renewals mailed in and paid for at the meeting, we currently stand at 34 paid and lifetime members. We thanks everyone for renewing their membership as it offsets the clubs expenses such as liability insurance, post office box, etc, and allows us to make improvements to our repeater system.
Education: As a reminder to all V.E.'s and anyone considering an upgrade, KC8UOM reports that as of January 2016, all testing will be moved to the Wauseon Public Library at 10:00am. Testing is still the last Saturday of the month. The Wauseon Public Library is located at 117 E. Elm St, Wauseon, OH 43567.
KB8ELG reports that there is a family of 5 interested in taking a tech class sometime in the spring. While no firm date has been set, he is investigating the possibility of starting the first Saturday in April and running four weeks. A time and location has not been determined either.
Happy New Year From the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club! It was another great year for Amateur Radio, even with the unexpected Monsoon that was Field Day.
Your 2015 officers remained unchanged from the previous year, with Bryan Patterson (kb8elg) as your club President, Craig Szczublewski (kd8kbu) as your club VP, Angela Infante (kb2avn) as Secretary, and Lu Ann Kuney (kb2elh) as Treasurer.
The club authorized the purchase of a new Yaesu Fusion repeater system, under the special Club promotional pricing from the manufacturer. We are ready to deploy the system as a standalone UHF repeater using a donated frequency pair from KB8GOM. We conducted several regular maintenance visits on the primary site and removed the old building as well.
I have compiled a download/PDF of various club related activities for 2016, along with regional hamfests and VE testing sessions. As a reminder, starting in January 2016, testing will move to the Wauseon Public Library at 10:00am. Testing is still the last Saturday of the month. The Wauseon Public Library is located at 117 E. Elm St, Wauseon, OH 43567.