Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio November 2003

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The October meeting for MAARS was our picnic held in late September. Thank you to all those that attended. We had lots of goodies and everybody got to grill something as well. An attempt was made at getting a nominating committee with Erin (KBØTXL) and Frank (KCØLUG) being the only two persons to discuss it. During the picnic it was found that all the current officers were willing to run again in their current positions.

Our November meeting will include the election of officers. If anyone else is interested in running for an office they should let us know or attend the meeting and make themselves known. Nominations will be allowed from the floor.

We will also need to discuss if we will be having a club Christmas party and pick a time and location. We may also have a guest speaker asking for people to help with the Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair at K-State this spring.

There will be a test session on November 19 at 8 P.M. The location will be different than usual and will be held on the KSU campus in room 274 of Rathbone Hall. We should be able to handle all tests at this session. The test fee is $12 and a photo ID is required as well as a photocopy and original of any current license or CSCE that you currently hold. While you do not need to pre-register it would be nice to have an idea of how many will be attending so please e-mail me at KCØ

The November meeting will be held on November 14 at 7:30 P.M. at the American Red Cross building, 2601 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan. Some members also like to meet at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan around 5:30 P.M. for dinner and conversation. Anyone is welcome to attend and need not be a member or even a licensed radio operator.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

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Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS meeting on 9-12-2003 was opened by Brian (president) at 7:30 P.M. There was discussion on possibly doing a special event operation next year in about April or May. The hours of operation might be from Friday evening to Sunday evening. Definite plans to do this should be made by February 1. A certificate would be offered featuring the Oregon Trail.

A VE test session is scheduled for next Saturday, 9-13-2003. Henry, (KAØSWM) announces that our repeater info has been verified with the Kansas Repeater Coordinator.

Our meeting for November 11-14-2003 will include the annual election of MAARS Officers. Candidates may be announced from the floor at this meeting. Candidates presenting a signed written proxy statement will also be accepted if they cannot attend the meeting. This is an important meeting and all members are urged to attend.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
November 2003

Cash on Hand, 9/04/0379.33 
Checking Account, 9/04/03284.96 
Savings Account, 9/04/03830.63 
Total on Hand, 9/04/03 $ 1194.92
Total Receipts    + 396.03
Total Expenditures    -  52.48
Cash on Hand, 11/09/0379.33 
Checking, 11/09/03332.48 
Savings, 11/09/03991.72 
Total Cash on Hand, 11/09/03  $1403.53


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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