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Minutes of SPARC Meeting – April 1, 2016


7:30PM, the meeting was called to order. Pledge of Allegiance and introductions were made and guests welcomed. Secretary’s Report for March is posted on the club website and was accepted by membership. Tom – AI4QP read Treasurer’s Report, Ed – NZ1Q, gave the Vice President’s Report, the club is still looking for a Net Control Operator for Wednesday night’s SPARC Net. Johnnie – W4TSP, read the Net Manager’s Report and presented Certificates of Appreciation to the following;
Repeater Maintenance – John – KI4UIP, Ron – KP2N, Bob – N2ESP, Dee – N4GD, Donn – N4KII and Kyle – N4NSS.
220 Net Controllers – Tom – AI4QP, Leslie – WA4EEZ and Linda – KI4RV.
Certificates presented to Larry – AL4B and Steve – K1USB who were not present at the meeting.
2 Meter Net Controllers – Mike – K4ZPE, Ron – KK4KRC, Rick – KK4WTE, Linda – KI4RV, Brad – KM4LTG, Dee – N4GD and Bill – WZ4GW.
Club Trustee Report was given by Dave – KR4U, the club stations are working well and content for the club’s newsletter, SPARC Gap is needed from members. Ron – KP2N, gave the Repeater Trustee Report, all repeaters are working well. Tom – AI4QP, read the Membership Report, one new member, James – K9FBA was welcomed to the club. Donn – N4KII, gave the VE Report, 3 test takers on March 15th, two new Technicians. All reports accepted by membership.

Old Business –
Clayton – KJ4RUS, gave the members an update on the new club tower. We have the permit in hand and one of three required inspections has been completed. July 16, 2016 at 6:00PM, the club will participate in the RTTY contest as well as have a picnic at the clubhouse. Coy – KK4JMP, has volunteered to be this year’s Field Day Chairman.

New Business – TARC Fest will be held at the Tampa Amateur Radio Club on April 9th. Break was called at 8:04PM.

8:16PM, the meeting was called back to order. The program for the evening was presented by Dave – KR4U on PSK31. Meeting ended 9:16PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Graham – KK4KRC
SPARC Secretary

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