Minutes of the OVH Meeting

February 24, 2003

President Bill Hinely/D9ZD called the meeting to order at 2000.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and callsigns. There were 26 OVH members present.

The minutes of the January 2003 OVH meeting were approved.

Treasurer's Report: Bill / N4WJN: The Treasurer's report passed.

Repeaters: Art / KW4AW: The new backup battery has almost arrived, and we will get it charged, installed and running.

Education: Bill / K9ZD: The new class will start on March 19 at Stonewall Jackson H.S. in room 3A. Bill had fliers for distribution.

Scholarship: Jack / N4YIC: We will aware two scholarships this year of $1,000 each.

Hamfest: Jack / N4YIC: Planning is o.k., and everything is on track. All correspondence is ready to go. Information packets will be sent out around April 1. We need volunteers for the gates and tailgating.

Other Business:

D.A.R.E.: Jack / N4YIC: This is an organization that helps education young people about the perils of drugs. They have asked us to participate as a club in their activities in June to demonstrate amateur radio to the young people who will be there. We need a volunteer to organize this.

Field Day: Art / KW4AW: We'll do this again this year, as we have had fun and successful field days in previous years.

Membership: Charlotte / KG4QXO: Wayne Phillips / N7QLK was voted in unanimously as a new member of the Ole' Virginia Hams. Welcome to the OVH Wayne.

FAR: Ruth / KU4WH: They are starting the organization process for the FAR FEST.

Weekly Net: Ken / KB4ZOH: The weekly nets are going well. All present at the meeting expressed their appreciation for the excellent job that Ken has done.

ARES: David / KG4GIY: The antenna at the hospital has been repaired.

HISTORIAN: Teresa / KG4TVM: Teresa has received several items from club members and is starting a scrap book for field day.

Old Business:

David / KG4GIY suggests that we consider which VEC we are going to go with in the future.

New Officer Elections: Twenty Five votes were cast for new officers. The vote was unanimous that the following OVH members serve as club officers from the close of February 2003 OVH meeting until the close of the February 2004 OVH meeting:

President: Ruth Frock / KU4WH

Vice President: John Heartney / KG4NXT

Secretary: Phil Colling / AC4PL

Treasurer: Bill South / N4WJN

The meeting adjourned at 2109