EAWA Minutes November 9, 2017

The November 9th meeting of the EAWA was called to order at 7:48 PM by President Chris Stanley N1CJS. Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the October Minutes as e-mailed. Dick W1KRP seconded the motion. The motion passed. Chuck AC1BS made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report ( Petty Cash $328.57, Savings account $1050.64,  VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39) that was seconded by Bill W3AKD.  The motion carried.
        EMCOMM         NETS                EAWA
Tuesdays at 7:00PM on 146.910 Repeater    Wednesdays at 7:00PM on the 147.030 Repeater
November 14  Evie Sargent KA1BRA         November 15  Scott Grindle KB1ONQ
November 21  Phil Duggan N1EP            November 22 Phil Duggan N1EP        
November28  Evie Sargent KA1BRA         November 29  Evie Sargent KA1BRA     
December 5 Chuck Liebow AC1BS            December 6 Chuck Liebow AC1BS
December 12 Chris Weaver                December 13 Chris Weaver

                    Old Business
MDI Marathon – Evie KA1BRA reported that all went well at the 2017 MDI Marathon. We were able to cover all parts of the race using the 146.910 repeater or Simplex 146.565. Thanks to all who helped make the 2017 Marathon a big success!

                    New Business
Ham Radio Test Session- There will be a VE test session on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00PM at Meadow View Apartments IV Community Room, 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth. Walk ins are welcome, but one may also notify Phil N1EP (phil.n1ep@gmail.com) if they plan to take one of the exams.  One needs a legal photo ID, either a social security number or a FRN number, and a $15 exam fee.
December  Breakfast – Phil will not be around to coordinate the December 2nd breakfast. If someone
else would like to coordinate it, let Phil know, otherwise the breakfast folks will meet in January.
 Sunday Sessions – Dick W1KRP and Chris N1CJS reported that Sunday Sessions will begin Sunday, November 12th at noon and will go until whenever.  The plan is to start with a Packet Radio how to set up and use. Please feel free to join in!
December EAWA Meeting- Evie KA1BRA noted that our December meeting is usually a Pot Luck luncheon. It was decided to have the gathering on Saturday, December 9th at noon. Bring whatever for a dish and hopefully all will enjoy the festivities!
Nominating Committee – The following “volunteered” to be on Nominating Committee: Chris Weaver AB1PZ, Evie Sargent KA1BRA, and Chuck Liebow AC1BS. They will come up with a slate of officers to be presented at our December Meeting and voted upon at our January Annual Meeting. Nominations will also be welcomed from the floor.
Winter Field Day – Phil N1EP suggested that the club consider doing Winter Field Day using the set up at Meadow View so all can get familiar with the station there. Winter Field Day is near the end of January.
Back-Up Power for Meadow View – Dick W1KRP was at work at Meadow View on the very windy day Monday, October 30th when power was out in several places. He used his hand held as little as possible. Evie KA1BRA mentioned that she thought Meadow View was supposed to be one of the places to be used for communication in a disaster and back up power would be a necessity. Phil N1EP made a motion that the EAWA Treasury buy an AGM battery  for the station at Meadow View. The cost not to exceed $300. Burt K7HVN seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Secretary/Treasurer Position – Evie KA1BRA reported that 2017 would be the last year she would serve in the position of Secretary/ Treasurer. Years on this planet have gotten higher ( sounds better than “I'm getting old”)and it is time to get perhaps a younger person's name on all the EAWA accounts (bank, insurance, State Corporation, etc.) If anyone is interested in taking on this position, please let one of the folks on the Nominating Committee know. Evie KA1BRA is willing to help with the turnover.
Chris N1CJS made a motion to adjourn. Dick W1KRPseconded. So done at 8:13 PM with only Phil N1EP Against

Respectfully submitted ,
Evie Sargent KA1BRA

Program for November – The EAWA business meeting started after the SKYWARN program sponsored by the HCEMA and presented by Don Dumont NWS Caribou. The program addressed the need and importance of  weather spotters.