Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.
22 members in attendance, 1 guest.
PRESENTATION:We started with the presentation by Joel Hallas (known as the Doctor in QST!).The presentation was on near-vertical incidence skywave (NVIS) HF propagation. This will be posted on the GNARC website soon and it’s very interesting and informative, so be sure to check it out!
BUSINESS PORTION:There are new t-shirts and sweatshirts for the club! The shirts have a slightly redesigned logo and you can get any color you want. $4 of each purchase goes to the club. You can buy them online and they ship directly to your house in two days. Go to gnarc.org select GNARC Store from the top menu and pick yours up!
George (AB1QK) showed us the proof of the decals that will be going on the trailer. They’ll be about two feet wide and three feet tall. Sam (NV1P) motioned to allocate funds to purchase the decals. Hugo (AA1XV) seconded. We should have them in about two weeks.
Treasury report: Him (KC1FB) says that we are doing pretty well, considering our recent purchases, but a good number of dues and special donations have come into the coffers recently so we’re doing okay.
The new rotor and antenna components for our rooftop antenna are all here, we’re just waiting for good weather and fire department help (since we’re not allowed to put our feet on the roof). We may need a few ground people when we put it up.
CALL FOR SUPPORT:
Three public service events coming up!
· Norwalk Tree Festival on May 21st. This is their tenth year holding the festival. We assist with parking, which doesn’t sound like much, but since it’s so popular, our presence really does a lot of good. The vendors are very interesting, too – arborists, beekeepers, natural conservations, etc. Last year we were even awarded a nice shiny plaque for our efforts, so it’s great publicity for the club to participate. Send an email to Sam if you’re interested.
· Bloomin’ Metric is coming up on May 22nd at Sherwood Island. With about 2500 participants, we assist with scout cars, sag wagons, and manning the rest stops. Free lunch too! Send an email to Jon Perelstein if you’re interested.
· MS Ride on June 12th, which is longer than the BM, starting in Cranbury Park and ending there as well, but it’s much more complex to man than the BM since it’s more spread out and extends up to New Milford. We definitely need all hands on deck here. Please come out if you can. Send an email to Sam if you’re interested.
Meeting adjourned at 9:08, motion moved by Curt (W1FSM), seconded by Steve (K1RF).