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Minutes of SPARC Meeting – January 1, 2021

Meeting called to order at 1930 via zoom call

Minutes by Charles, W4BPP

  • Executive members in attendance:
  • President: Pat Connelly, AA0O
  • Vice-President: Lisa Neuscheler, KC1YL
  • Treasurer: Tom Wedding, AI4QP
  • Board Member: Dee Turner, N4GD
  • Board Member: John Toth, KI4UIP
  • Board Member: Tom Schaefer, NY4I
  • Past President: Bob Wanek, N2ESP
  • Club Trustee: Dave, KR4U

36 at max attendance

Meeting start and check-in:

  • The meeting opening with the pledge of allegiance
  • New members and first timers recognized and introduced themselves
  • Roundtable of members/roll call style check-in


  • Secretary’s Report:
    • Review of last meeting and receipt of various reports recorded
  •  minutes from last meeting on website (board and club meeting
  • Treasurer report:
    • All income and expenses are rectified and in balance
    • 3 new members accepted into club during the month
  • VP report:
    • Mentioned home brew and other upcoming meetings will get back to having a program base
  • Net Manager Report, Billy KN4LUZ
    • 754 check in
    • 44 messages
    • 1462 minutes
    • 40 sessions
    • Joe with record 27 check-in
    • 220 revival working well, needs more check ins!
  • Trustee Report, Dave KR4U
    • DMI is all status quo
    • No update on roof repairs
    • Noise issue is closed finally.
  • Website updates:
    • Will be updated with new executive staff post meeting
  • Repeater Report. Dee N4GD
    • Dee says all 3 seem to be working well
  • VE report
    • 2 sessions, good results. 5 passed
    • 4 scheduled for next session, January full up


Old Business:

  • Club Tower:
    • Still awaiting updates from tower guy
  • Repeater Trustee KP2N Ron wants to resign as trustee
    • Still looking for a repeater trustee. Bill KN4LUZ offered post meeting to take the trustee position
  • Pete (SK) donations
    • Sold much at THF, some donated from Glenn N4GRC as well
  • Tampa Bay Hamfest
    • Got over $1200 from sales.
  • Paypal
    • Setup, working well.
  • Membership online form
    • In progress, should be oniline soon.
  • Container leaks
    • Patched up and seems to be holding
  • Another coachfest and hamfest at usa coach in march 2021
    • Planning in progress, awaiting approval Ed will provide updates as available


New Business:

  • Will start working in meeting programs again
    • Feb meeting is homebrew meeting
    • Will shorten the roundtable check in
  • In person meeting
    • Straw poll:
    • many are in favor of it, preference for outdoor meeting, and most ok to bring lawn chair
    • Possible use of church parking lot
    • Joe W4XXI offers use of USA coach
  • Dues are due

Contest Report:

  • Pat provides a rundown of contests coming ahead

Meeting Adjourned 20:20

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