Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  November 2008

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

I'd like to start off by thanking John, NØPVT, for his program last month, "Spies, Espionage and Clandestine Radio." I'm sorry I was unable to attend, but I heard several people say they enjoyed the program.

As we come to the end of another year, it is once again time for the election of officers. I would like to thank all those who served on an office over the past year. I've enjoyed working with everyone. We have also had a lot of increase in radio communications for events with our bike rides, and I'd like to thank all those that helped in any way on those rides, as well. We have already been asked to help with the rides next year, and we are working at incorporating APRS into these rides.

Also, with the end of the year, it is time for members to renew their memberships with MAARS. These memberships pay for the bills and maintenance on the repeater and such, and we value everyone's help with this. I will include a list of members as of November 3. If you feel you should be on this list, let us know and we will make sure it is up-to-date. This is intended mainly as a reminder for those who may have forgotten, as well as a cross check to those we may have missed.

We will also be discussing plans for the annual Christmas Party for MAARS, our volunteer committee will be discussing what plans they have come up with, and looking for the group's approval as well as further input. Thank you, Christine, for stepping up and running with Christmas party planning.

If anyone has a short program they are interested in presenting at this month's - or any other month's - meeting, please let me know. I have some plans for future meetings, but it is nice to get ideas from several sources, and it helps to keep everyone interested.

As usual we will join for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan around 5:30 P.M., and then move on to the meeting at the Red Cross, 2601 Anderson Ave to start at 7:30 P.M.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

no report

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

October 2008

Cash on Hand, 9/01/0855.00 
Checking Account, 9/01/08207.26 
Savings Account, 9/01/08867.76 
Total on Hand, 9/01/08 $ 1,130.02
      savings interest2.73
Total Income    + 132.73
Total Expenditures    - 34.36
Cash on Hand, 10/30/0855.00 
Checking, 10/30/08302.90 
Savings, 10/30/08870.49 
Total Cash on Hand, 10/30/08  $ 1,228.39


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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