Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio November 2002

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

As the weather has cooled off even more lately we have come to the last official meeting of MAARS for 2002. As usual our November meeting will be our annual election of officers. We only have approximately 20 official voting members this year. Hopefully this isn't a reflection of the number of memberships we will end up with.

It has been fun working with the officers over the past year although I'm sure at least on my part there is more that I could have done at times. There will be a list of names from the nomination committee published in the newsletter. We also are quite happy to take nominations from the floor and self nominations are allowed as well. Persons who are unable to attend the meeting may vote by written and signed proxy vote given to another member.

I hope to see a good turnout at the meeting. We will also be finalizing our plans for the annual Christmas party, which will be in December. Hopefully anyone with input will feel free to attend and share your opinion.

The meeting will be held Friday November 8 at 7:30 P.M. at the Red Cross building in Manhattan located at 2601 Anderson Ave. We will also gather at the Sirloin Stockade for dinner around 5:30 P.M. Any of you younger hams who don't have a way of getting to the meeting might check on the air and see if there is someone driving your direction as I know many would be happy to help out. I hope to see many of you there on Friday.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

Hello Everyone. We are in the wacky season of fall. One day you're cold and the next you're back in short sleeves. Later this week the NWS is forecasting temperatures in lower 60s . That will be nice if it turns out that way.

If you remember last month's newsletter, I stated that I would be running for another term as your vice-president. Well, unfortunately things have changed and I will not be able to do so. With my enlistment into the Kansas Army National Guard, I have been enrolled into a school that means a lot to my career in the Guard and to the unit in which I am assigned. So, I must do what I have to at this point and apologize for the change. Brian (KCØDWX) did call and asked me if I would help Norm (NØJCC) on the nominating committee. I have been super busy and I have not had the opportunity to contact Norm.

I do apologize to Brian and Norm for not coming through. With this school starting and still working my regular job, time is just not on my side. Once this school is over, hopefully I will be able to get back to normal.

I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to be your vice-president. It has been an honor and I will run again in the future. So, again thank you for your votes in the past and your support. I honestly believe that MAARS is one of the best clubs around, with a lot of enthusiastic and experienced hams that love to share their knowledge. This is proven by the amount of youth that we have on the repeater. Enjoy your upcoming holiday season.


Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

MAARS Meeting for Oct. 11, 2002. There is discussion of what date to select for the annual Christmas party. The 2 possible options mentioned were the 7th and 14th of Dec. There is discussion of the possibility of connecting the repeater to the internet. This idea was rejected.

Volunteers for a nominating committee to seek candidates for MAARS officers are solicited by Brian, President. Norm, NØJCC, agrees to serve on this committee. The annual meeting for election of officers will be the next meeting on Nov. 8th. Self-nominations of paid-up members will be accepted at the meeting as well as those presented by the nominating committee. A vote will be held by written ballot for any contested offices. All members should plan to attend this meeting if possible.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
October 2002

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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.


Dues will be due by Oct. 31 and are: regular membership $20, full-time student $10, family $30. Please complete the following when renewing your membership, even if you did so last year. Return to the Treasurer, at a meeting or to MAARS, P. O. Box 613, Manhattan, KS 66505-0613.

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