Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  October 2007

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The September meeting for MAARS was the annual picnic which was held in Long's Park in Manhattan. Myron (WØPBV) and Francis (WØEVJ) set up radios and antennas for HF, and were able to make contacts on CW. Thank you to Myron and Francis as well as all those who attended.

The picnic was preceded by a fox hunt. Christine Chainey (KCØYJN) acted as the first fox, and was mobile for the first part of the hunt. This made for a lot of running around town for the first part of the hunt. I believe Dave (KDØAZG) was the first to find her.

Dave played the fox for the second hunt; however, not everyone finished the hunt, as we were making plans for the picnic.

I believe a good time was had by all, and some of us learned a thing or two as well. Our October meeting will be held on the 12th at 7:30 PM, at the Red Cross at 2601 Anderson in Manhattan. We will also have our usual eating meeting at 5:30 PM at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan.

The October meeting is the last official gathering where you can pay your dues for the coming year. Dues are official due by the end of October, and in order to run as an officer you must be paid for the following year and must be a licensed operator.

We will attempt to find a person or prefereably persons who are willing to act as a nominating comittee to make nominations for the November elections. The official offices are: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. This past year Scott (ACØCY) has acted as a sort of combination Secretary and Vice-President. I would like to thank Scott for the work he has put in with that slot, and I hope we can fill all the slots for the coming year. As you might have heard Dona Rose (NØXKZ) would like to find someone to take over her slot on the Tuesday night net. The only requirements are a willingness to take control of all of us and take the check-ins. The net runs from 9:00 PM local time until it's done... usually less than one hour. If you are interested, please contact me on the air or e-mail Mike Moore (NØPVU) is acting as the interim coordinator for WARN (Weather Amatuer Radio Network). Persons who are interested in joining WARN, or would like more information, should contact Mike on the repeater.

We currently have no scheduled program for the October meeting, so if you have something you would like to share with the group, please contact me so we can arrange that as well.

I noticed that we are about $200 ahead of where we were this time last year. This is a huge step, as for the previous few years we have been slowly losing funds. There are are many reasons we have made improvements and everyone in the club has played a role, so thank you.

Lastly, I apologize for this month's newsletter being a bit late. We were out of town over the weekend and are just now getting back to normal.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX
WARN (Weather Amateur Radio Network) member

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

August 2007

Cash on Hand, 8/01/07120.00 
Checking Account, 8/01/07322.71 
Savings Account, 8/01/07564.40 
Total on Hand, 8/01/07 $ 1007.11
Total Income    + 121.25
      telephone - August25.90
      telephone - September26.74
Total Expenditures    - 52.64
Cash on Hand, 10/01/0760.00 
Checking, 10/01/07451.32 
Savings, 10/01/07564.40 
Total Cash on Hand, 10/01/07  $ 1075.72 ?


NEW FROM ARRL - Beginning October 1, 2001, our club will receive $15 for each new member joining the ARRL through our club. This is for new members or those who have not been a member for two or more years. There will be no commission for renewals but we still may submit your renewals, if you wish. Since the club retains the dues, it is necessary for you to write your check to MAARS, and then the treasurer writes a check to ARRL.


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