CCARC Monthly Meeting Minutes-November 14, 2015
Club President Ed Busch, K8MKN, opened the meeting at 0901 hours
23 members and 5 visitors were present
Treasurer’s Report by Charles, N5SER: Balance- $6570.71 accepted and passed
Minutes were read from the October meeting by Charles, N5SER: accepted and passed.
Door Prizes: three mystery door prizes were given away
George advised that the Ham Cram course scheduled for October 31 was cancelled because no one signed up. He announced that two Ham Cram courses are being planned for the spring of 2016 with details to follow at a later date.
Ed, K8MKN, provided an update on the VP, Bill Moos KC5EKM. Bill had a pacemaker put in and is back at home. We all wish him a speedy recovery.
Ed announced that during the December meeting we would have our annual gift exchange. Jeff, N5ZFB is the “Gift Czar” and would make up the rules during the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please bring a wrapped gift which cost less than $40.00.
Ed presented a video from the ARRL regarding “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015”. All hams are encouraged to contact their Congressmen and Senators to vote in favor of the bills (House & Senate versions).
The main event was a skype session with Rich Moseson,W2VU, the Editor of CQ magazine. Rich discussed the process he and his staff use to prepare the magazine for publication. Each issue has continuing items and special items. Generally they work two and half months out for each issue. We were jointed in the session by Doogle, Rich’s cat. Apparently Doogle is quite the typist. J
The meeting was adjourned at 0958hrs.