Minutes of the OVH Meeting
December 18, 2006
John / KG4NXT called meeting to order at 1931 Eastern Time.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs. There were 19 OVH members and one guest present.
John / KG4NXT noted that Paul / W4ZB has graciously volunteered to be the new OVH Newsletter Editor. Thank you Paul for your support.
John / KG4NXT noted that OVH member Wayne Phillips / N7QLK has just
returned to the
George / K4GVT noted that Art / W1
MEMBERSHIP - Joe / KI4OHR – A potential new member, Michael
Henry / KI4
REPEATERS - Butch / W4HJL – The repeaters are working well. There are several projects regarding the repeaters that will get underway in January.
EDUCATION - Brian / WC4J – The have some new hams as a result of the Technician class, and a few more should be licensed shortly. Plans are underway for another class in the Spring of 2007. Thank you Brian for your help with OVH’s amateur radio education efforts.
John / KG4NXT noted that you can use the internet to use an actual amateur radio station at www.W4MQ.com. Go to the website for information and to download the necessary software. We may have a presentation regarding this station at the January 2007 OVH meeting.
TREASURER’S REPORT - Bill / N3OH – Bill read the Treasurer’s report. Bill noted that at the end of his current term that expires in February 2007, that he will have been the OVH Treasurer for eight years, and needs to retire. Thank you Bill for your long and dedicated support as the OVH Treasurer.
The minutes of the November 2006 OVH meeting were approved with no corrections.
John / KG4NXT noted that OVH friend Ray Hinegardner passed away in October. His wife was at the OVH Christmas/Holiday party. Ray was not an OVH member, but He was a very good friend to many in the Club and He will be missed.
Joe / KI4OHR introduced his daughter Rachel, who is a student at Cedar Park Elementary, to those present. Joe had a meeting with Rachel’s science teacher, who is helping coordinate the ISS event. The application for a contact time with the ISS was received by the ARRL, but it might take up to two years to get a contact time. Hopefully things will work out regarding the ISS event. Regardless, there are many other activities that her school can do to promote amateur radio.
50/50 - $38 was collected, and Theresa / KG4TVM won. Theresa donated her winning share of $19 back to the Club and requested that it be applied to the Harry D. Vorhauer
Butch / W4HJL noted that OVH elections will take place at the February 2007 OVH meeting. Nominations should be completed some time around the January 2007 meeting. However, any member can be written in and voted on at the elections, with the exception of those running for President who must have been a member of OVH for at least one year and must have at least General class Amateur privileges.
Theresa / KG4TVM thanked everyone who donated to Toys for Tots. We had a tremendous response. Thanks go to all who contributed.
The meeting adjourned at 2023.