James “Jim” Beck, age 79 of Wauseon passed away Thursday April 20, 2017 at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the City of Wauseon for many years. In retirement he had volunteered with the Fulton County Senior Center, Sauder Village and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Mr. Beck was born on August 9, 1937 in Toledo, the son of the late Ed and the late Nina (Krieger) Beck. On September 18, 1960 he married the former Anne Hyatt and she survives. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, the Wauseon F&AM #349 and the Wauseon American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Club. He was an amateur radio operator KC8DPM and a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club. He held an Associate Degree in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Toledo and held a Class III Waste Water Treatment license and a Class I Water Treatment license from the State of Ohio.

Surviving besides his wife Anne is daughter; Cindy (Tom) Savage of Wauseon, son; Chris (James) Beck of Wauseon, grandchildren; Nick (Jackie) Savage and Catie (Jordon) Lemley.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 12 Attendance.
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Cass Teles (KD8MNG) seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX).
Minutes from previous meeting were distributed in advance vie email with no corrections.
The Membership report stands at 48 total paid and lifetime members.
Members in Distress:
KC8PCU is out of the hospital and continues to recover nicely.
Upcoming Events:
June 3 is the FCARC Summer Hamfest.  Flyers are available for printing on the club website at http://k8bxq.org/hamfest.  Club members are encouraged to spread the word about this event.
June 24 and 25 is the ARRL Field Day.  More information can be found at http://www.arrl.org/field-day and members are encouraged to download the rules packet.  We are looking for volunteers to help with some of the bonus points like an Education program and club information table.
July 9 is the Delta Chicken Festival Parade.  We have helped with this in the past and will continue to assist the Delta Police Department this year.
Old Business:
Storm Spotter Training was well received.  The presentations continue to improve year over year.  It was mentioned that the Bryan repeater (146.820) is monitored by the Indiana Weather Service.  Amateur Radio operators in the Storm Spotter program are encourage to remember this frequency for reporting.

Starting in March, VE testing will now be at George's Radio & Antenna Service, 7800 St Rt 108 in Wauseon. It is still the last Saturday at 9:00am. 

Silent Key Report: Dale Little (N8MI)

Finance Report read with motion to approve by Jim McBride (K8JPD) seconded by Ben Murray (KD8JBS).

Minutes from previous meeting were read with several corrections:

  • Festival of Lights is actually excluded from 2017 events
  • There is an additional net on the 3rd Wed, 9pm USB on 50.125
  • Motion to adjourn was made by KC8UQU and seconded by WB8ZOI

Upcoming Events:

  • Storm Spotter 6pm March 16, contact Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at kb8elg@hotmail.com if you are not comfortable with online registration.  The event is 6pm - 9pm Administration Building, Wauseon, online registration a must!  http://events.eventzilla.net/e/2017-skywarn-spotter-training--fulton-cou...
  • Regarding upcoming meetings, future meetings will be in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the admin building, not the council chambers.  Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG), Jason Clingaman (KC8PCU), and John Meyers (KD8ZKE) are official club contacts to gain access on those meeting nights.
  • Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) mentioned possible participation in Winter Field Day 2018 (End of January)
  • Jason Clinagman (KC8PCU) September 9 is an event over at Homecoming Park sponsored by the UAW (IAC) for veterans.  The club was asked if we might be intereted in helping.

Old Business:

  • Charitable fund raising project, Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) is still looking for ideas where the club can participate

New Business:

Dale G. Little, of Delta, Ohio, who for over 40 years answered to call sign “N8MI,” was called home on February 1, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Dale was born on March 23, 1938, in Jackson, Michigan, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. He was a proud graduate of Irving E. Macomber High School. On September 20, 1958, he married Joann Burch and she survives. Dale had a very successful 40-year career with AT&T (formerly Ohio Bell), retiring in 1995. In retirement, Dale was able to enjoy his many hobbies. Of them all, he most loved traveling the country with his wife in their 30-foot fifth-wheel travel trailer. And of all the destinations, Lakeland, Florida, was the favorite. There, he was able to watch countless spring training games for his most beloved baseball team, the Detroit Tigers. When not long-distance traveling, Dale loved spending time at his Figy’s Point cottage on glorious Posey Lake (Hudson, Michigan). Dale was an avid golfer, fisherman and outdoorsman. He loved spending time in his professional woodworking shop, making furniture and cabinetry for his two homes. He was a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), a professional organization connecting amateur radio operators around the country. When he wasn’t “playing radio,” Dale was an instructor, teaching others Morse code. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Joann. Two daughters: Beth (Pete) Carr and Jill (Douglas) Roloff, both of Wauseon, Ohio.

Entire list of available training can be found online: http://www.weather.gov/iwx/spotter_event_list

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