Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio September 2003

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

During the last month we have been fairly busy. I'd first like to thank all those who participated in the garage/bake sale. It was a great help and helped to raise money for a repeater fund. A special thanks goes to Fred and Donna Rose for providing such a good location for the sale.

We also had two tables set up at the State Convention in Salina, not a lot of money was raised there but it was good to get rid of a few items that we had been collecting and didn't want to simply throw out. Someone else can do that now.

Our September meeting will be on the 12th and we will discuss some of the things that the Special Event Station committee has started working on. Another thing we should discuss is what we will do when we actually have the repeater fund up to a point to purchase a repeater, should be wait and hold the money until something happens or get something sooner. Also insurance will pay for things such as lightning, however the sooner you can get the cash out for the item the sooner it will be replaced, insurance could then be put back when it was received. Bring your thoughts.

Before the meeting many of us will get together at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan for dinner and conversation. We usually gather around 5:30 for dinner, we then meet at the Red Cross at 2601 Anderson for our meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend and feel free to bring a guest.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

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Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The monthly MAARS meeting for August was on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003.

MAARS president Brian, KCØDWX, conducted the meeting. There was announcement of the upcoming convention and hamfest at Salina on Sunday, Aug. 17. Several members were making plans to attend this.

It was announced that a yard sale to benefit MAARS was planned for Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Hackerott residence.

There was discussion of the annual picnic. It was decided that it would be at the Oregon Trail Park located east of Belvue, the same location as last year. The most likely date for the picnic will be Sept. 28 or Oct. 5 (Sunday). The exact date to be decided at the next meeting.

Fred Stueve, KØTCS, proposes to have a Special Event Operation at some time in the future. This might be set up in the Oregon Trail Park in honor of the old Oregon Trail, which passes through that vicinity. Plans and details for this are yet to be formulated. This might be set up and operated similar to the Special Event operation at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station near Marysville, KS. by station KØASA in Aug. 27, 2000.

There were 12 persons in attendance at this meeting.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
September 2003

Cash on Hand, 8/03/0334.33 
Checking Account, 8/03/03408.09 
Savings Account, 8/03/03479.60 
Total on Hand,8/03/03 $ 922.02
      Yard Sale341.03
      Sale of Equipment45.00
Total Receipts    + 396.03
      Stamps for Newsletter37.00
      Cash for Yard Sale60.00
Total Expenditures    -  123.13
Cash on Hand, 9/04/0379.33 
Checking, 9/04/03635.99 
Savings, 9/04/03479.60 
Total Cash on Hand, 9/04/03  $1194.92


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