December 2020 General Meeting

Minutes PART Meeting December 15, 2020 
Via Cisco WebEx 
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST 
 
Officers Present: 
George, K1IG, Pres 
Andy, KB1OIQ, VP 
Alan, W1AHM, Treasurer 
Chauncey, K1OPE, Secretary 
Bob, W1IS, Director at Large 
 
In lieu of our Annual Holiday Party at some festive eatery, George, K1IG, opened a video meeting of the Club with 28 participants. 
George mentioned that Skywarn may be activated on the 955 repeater for the forthcoming winter storm this Wednesday/Thursday. 
There is no officially sponsored Winter Field Day event this year.  However, Andy, KB1OIQ, has graciously accepted the chairmanship for a possible unofficial event.  Further word coming for this event to be held in January 2021. 
 
Alan, W1AHM, presented the Treasurer’s report: 
  1. 93 2020 members; 8 2021 members
  2. $6,994 balance in the General Fund 
  3. $5,705 in the Repeater Fund 
  4. $1,269 in the Kit Building Fund 
  5. Total cash on hand $13,968. 
 
Phil Temples, K9HI, newly appointed ARRL Vice Director, was the evening’s speaker.  He gave us an update on the ARRL happenings.  Phil’s slide deck is available on the WB1GOF website, and details the following: 
  1. Responsibilities for both the Director/Vice Director and Section Manager. 
  2. ARRL Mission Statement. 
  3. ARRL publications, facilities and staffing. 
  4. Lots of committees. 
  5. New League CEO, David Minster, NA2AA. 
  6. What’s new at ARRL: 
    1. LifeLong Learning – on-line education opportunities. 
    2. New publications and magazines available online. 
    3. Volunteer Monitor Program 
    4. Volunteer Examiner Coordinator  Program 
    5. Regulatory Advocacy 
  7. Phil had some fun quizzes and a list of ham radio movies. 
 
George wrapped up the meeting with a Q&A session.