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Minutes of SPARC Meeting – November 4, 2016


7:30pm, the meeting was called to order. Pledge of Allegiance, introductions and acknowledgment of guests were made. Secretary’s Report for October is posted on the club website, Tom – AI4QP, read the Treasurer’s Report, Ed – NZ1Q read the Vice President’s Report, Rick – KK4WTE read the Net Manager’s Report, Dave – KR4U, read the Club Trustee’s Report, the club station is running well with no issues and informed membership about the ARRL CW Sweepstakes being held November 5th – 7th. Donn – N4KII read the VE Report, three test takers for October 18th, with two new Technicians and 1 new General. Ron – KP2N, gave the Repeater Trustee’s Report, no issues with the repeaters at this time. One new member of the club, Zachary – KM4WND.

Old Business – The club’s new tower is coming along. The club’s participation in the St. Petersburg Science Festival was a success. SPARC Fest for 2016 will be held at Freedom Lake Park Saturday November 12th.

New Business – Discussed the After Holidays Party, which will be held at the same location as last year’s on January 29, 2017. Dues are due for the year 2017 and remain $15. Election of Club Officers and Board members was done, with no changes in positions held. Next Board meeting will be held November 26th at 2:pm at the club house and all members are invited to attend. UPARC will have their hamfest on November 19th at the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. The Tampa Bay Hamfest will be held December 9th – 10th at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City.
Break was called at 8:00pm. Meeting called to order at 8:15pm and the program for the evening was presented by Ed – NZ1Q, EZNEC antenna modeling software. Meeting closed at 8:58pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron – KK4KRC
SPARC Secretary

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