June - 2024

Meeting Bullets:
  President Greg Powers rang the meeting to order at 6:35 pm and noted the previous meeting minutes were posted on the website.
  Secretary Christine Ryan reported nothing new from her desk.
  Treasurer Tom Wallace presented the Treasurer's report.
  John Acton reported that the Winlink net continues thrive with folks from 5 states checking in.  John posts a Winlink exercise on the website every Tuesday.  See the home page under Weekly WINLINK Net for John's contact information if you are interested in participating.
  Greg Powers relayed some information and observations from the City of Fairhope's Emergency Preparedness seminar he attended this month.  He mentioned RedZone Weather which is a hyper local weather site worth checking out. https://redzoneweather.com/
  Erin Hamilton of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society addressed the club live via computer conference call and talked about how amateur radio helps with their events like the upcoming Tour de Beach event we participate in here every September.  She was quite the energetic and motivational speaker!
  Ken Bell gave a report/presentation on the 2024 Field Day preparations for the weekend and Greg Powers demonstrated the use of the N3FJP logging software.

Other News:
VEC Coordinator Joel Emmett reported that there are still 3 open slots for the upcoming test session. Please see the home page for VE testing information and Joel's contact info.

Also on the VE front, Ron Thomas of the Westminster Village club reported that their next test session will be August 24th.  Ron's contact information can also be found on the home page.

I counted 43 in attendance including 4 visitors on this hot, late spring evening.  The meetings continue to be well attended and entertaining.  I went out Friday and Saturday for Field Day and want to say thanks again to Ken, Joe, Greg, Christine, and the many others who bring that effort together each year.  The Boy Scouts also do us a great service by allowing the use of their AIR CONDITIONED building.  I also think that with the efforts of our club ladies that we actually leave their facility in a better state of cleanliness than we find it in.  It is a great arrangement for all!

There are a few of you that I still don't have email addresses for so if you see your name isn't listed on the Contact Us page dropdown list please fill out the contact update form.  Good things are happening at the club and our growth is a result of them.  I hope to see you all next month!

Please note:
The club's policy is to publish the last meeting minutes on the website well in advance of the next meeting.  This saves time at the meetings and gives members a chance to analyze and discuss any items at the meeting.  The minutes also include more details on club business than is possible in the Kerchunker.  Please go to the Meetings Page to view current and past meeting minutes.


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