of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 6/3/98
The fifth 1998 meeting of the Baldwin Hills
Amateur Radio Club was called to order by the President, Ed, KD6LT,
at 1955 on June 3, 1998. Also in attendance were Dieter, KD6LVW,
the Vice-President; Ed, N6EW, the Chairman of the Board; Hugh, NV6H,
the Secretary; and David, N6HGJ, our dedicated Membership Chairman/Treasurer.
I. Old Business
- The Secretary read his typically awesome
minutes, which were accepted as read.
- Ed, WA6MDJ/ N6EW, reported that the Mt. Harvard
440 repeater had to be shut down. It, and Baldwin, were to be worked on.
- The Treasurer noted that the club had about
$1270.27 in its account, with expenses of $407 for insurance and $275 for
room rental still to be deducted. Greg, KD6AIS, requested that David count
up the membership renewals and report in July.
- The Vice-President reported that 25 people
had shown at the latest Jun's Electronics testing session. BARC membership
flyers were there, but nobody came to the meeting.
- Greg reported that Utah was leading Chicago,
going into the fourth quarter. Let the record note that this did not save
the Jazz, and the better team still won the playoffs. The UNCF walk was
successful. Greg gave walk shirts to the ham volunteers who were present
at this meeting. He thanks them, as do I.
- Greg further suggested that we re-open the
room question, as we might save some real money by using a smaller one.
He suggested that this might allow a dues decrease to get more members.
A figure of $10-15 was suggested. He asked everyone to decide what they
wanted to pay, and whether we were all doing all we could to increase participation.
At this point, a visitor from the Los Angeles ARC noted that nobody came
up to him and said hello, so friendliness might be a consideration. Everyone
agreed, a bit red-faced. He also said that LAARC had a low turnout at meetings
as well, but its dues were lower and it got plenty of renewals. Also, LAARC
has a 50/50 drawing, which makes $7-15 per meeting.
- The Vice-President asked Jay, NY6L, whether
anyone asked questions when they saw our Club banner at the swap meet table.
He answered that they did, as always, and that they were given flyers.
- The President noted that he'd seen 25 people
from hereabouts at the Dayton Hamvention, which was enormous again this
II. New Business
- In the ongoing Field Day saga, the Forest
service still hadn't opened the dirt road up Blue Ridge, and no site was
known as yet. (I believe that we ended up doing it in Baldwin Hills.) Colonel
Carl, our excellent chef, needed a food count. The President put out a
signup sheet for the yummies.
- The Community Affairs Raffle finally happened!
WA6MDJ/N6EW gave out tickets as per the list that Greg had kept, and the
drawing began. Third place prizes, official DXCC lists, went to KD6LVW
and KE6CZH. The 2nd prize. a Radio Buyer Sourcebook, sent to KD6LT. First
prize, a nice new handheld radio, went to Greg, KD6AIS. He chose 6 meters,
just in time for the sunspots.
With this, we adjourned at 2100, until July
Submitted for approval this 1st
day of July, 1998
by Hugh Stegman NV6H,