Minutes of the OVH Meeting
September 18, 2006
John / KG4NXT called meeting to order at 2000 Eastern Time.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs. There were 26 OVH members and five guests present.
Carrie Osterhouse of the Prince William County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit
gave us a presentation on Fleet Watch. Carrie had just returned to the
emergencies, dial 911. Dial
Thank you Carrie for taking the time to give your presentation on the Prince William County Fleet Watch program to the Ole’ Virginia Hams.
John / KG4NXT read a thank-you letter from Mend-a-House. We donated the money from the OVH Hamfest bake sale plus additional funds to Mend-a-House for a total of $400. For 22 years, Mend-a-House has helped build ramps, lifts, and other devices in homes to make those homes more accessible to people with disabilities. They have a fund raising event on October 11.
John / KG4NXT thanked all who helped out with
the OVH Special Event commemorating
the anniversary of the 2nd
John / KG4NXT noted that Bill / N3OH had an unexpected business commitment and could not be at the meeting, and thus could not update the Treasurer’s Report. However, John and Mary Lu / KB4EFP noted that the Club’s financial situation had not changed significantly since the August 2006 business meeting. We should have an updated Treasurer’s report at the October 2006 business meeting.
Steve / N4OGR noted that we received a certificate of appreciation from the folks at National Night Out for our recent participation in their event.
MEMBERSHIP: Joe / KI4OHR – One new potential member was read in by Joe: Matthew Babcock / KI4RDB, who will be voted on for membership at
the October 2006 OVH meeting. Edward Morthimer
EDUCATION: Trisha / KI4PCM – The new Technician class starts this Thursday. Several OVH members have volunteered to help with the class. The class will take place at the Red Cross building in Old Town Manassas.
REPEATERS: Art / W1
JOTA: John / KG4NXT - We need some more volunteers to help with the event. We don’t yet have confirmation on having the event at the Urbana Swim Club, but we are working on that. The event takes place on October 21. Theresa / KG4TVM has printed up a flier. We also need people to help with setup the day before.
ARES: David / KG4GIY - David suggested that we prepare our “action plan” and be prepared in
the event of an emergency. David also
noted that there are several activities coming up: The MS Challenge Walk on September 29 to October 1; Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Oct
7; Diabetes Association event at the
Freedom Center on October 14; NCAC Institute on October 21; Operation Fowl Play on October 23 to 25
(this is state-wide event that simulates distributing pharmaceuticals); the Marine Corps Marathon on October
29. In December, there will be an event
for PW County which will be a full-scale demo for Emergency Managers, in which the
plan is to demonstrate HF and video communications. If we know a ham on the
The minutes of the August 2006 OVH meeting were approved.
George / K4GVT won the 50/50 raffle. $28 was collected, and George donated his winning share of $14 back to the Club. Thank you George.
Joe / KI4OHR reminded all that a net takes
place from Virginia Railway Express
train # 327. The net starts shortly
after the train leaves
The meeting adjourned at 2121 Eastern time.