Minutes of the Boston Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting
February 6, 2003
Recorded by Frank Murphy - N1DHW
- Paul Olivieri, N1ZKR, President
- Frank Murphy, N1DHW, Vice President
- Jim Clogher, N1ICN, Treasurer
- Arthur Ashley, N1NHZ, Membership Services
- Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ
- Joe Scully, K1SQT
- Mark Duff, KB1EKN
- Rick Hampton, WD8KEL
- Dan Malloy, KA1RDZ
- Mike Legere, KE1LU
The meeting started at approximately 1915 hrs.
Meeting got underway about 7:15 after N1ZKR was forced to
leave due to being sick. Frank - N1DHW
Reports were given by:
- Treasurer - Jim said we're in good shape financially.
- Membership- Arthur reported several inquiries of a Tech. class.
Discussion and agreement followed that a number of clubs had
classes scheduled and we would refer those inquirers to classes
already scheduled. Agreement also reached that BARC would
hold-off a class until early spring. Bill Foley also inquired
class being scheduled for Boston Salvation Army personnel.
- VE Group - Dick Doherty suggested that we take note of
KA1KHK, Ed Matteson's dedication and service to our VE
efforts, and a suitable gift and sincere Thank You will be
- Mark Duff - Presented JOTA patches to the JOTA committee,
they were much appreciated. Proposed a meeting be scheduled to
establish a Field Day Committee to act in lieu of having a FD
Chairman. (share the workload) A meeting date will be set and
announced soon. Submitted a proposal to move FD site to the Fire
Museum in Hingham, ( JOTA site ) Bob, WA1IDA, will still be
asked to communicate (letter) with Brookline Town Officials on
present site. Submitted that we (the club) were not paying
attention to properly greeting new members and guests that
our regular meetings, citing personal knowledge of some who
came and were ignored by the body. It was agreed that we would
return to going around the room with self introductions as in
past. (This has been missing from the last few meetings.)
BERT Team - There was discussion on a replacement for BERT
Team Leader with the resignation of Rick - NG1L due to personal
reasons. One member showed interest, but needs time to consider.
Frank Murphy - Frank offered a description of the NEW Salvation
Army Boston EOC, discussing the equipment, antennas, and
facility. The set up was completed on Wednesday, and would
undergo a "Baptism of Fire" during the Saturday
Winter SET. (as I write this, the EOC setup and equipment has
proved itself and credit goes to Bill Foley for his efforts,
with those who volunteered to man the stations on a cold
- Mike Legere- KE1LU - Mike submitted a Letter of Inquiry to
BARC, asking the clubs position on supporting the Boy Scouts of
America, due to recent discrimination publicity. Several members
present offered their views, we heard Mike's, and after lengthy
discussion, Mike seemed satisfied when told that BARC would
continue in its present position of supporting the
"children" in the
local Boy and Girl Scout Troops in their efforts to enjoy and
ham radio from our continued JOTA activities. We are a ham
radio club, and offer our educational services to all, without
discrimination of any kind.
- Also discussed: The limitation on time at the business meeting
does not afford those in attendance with time to enjoy each
company after the meeting business has been conducted.
Therefore, all members are asked to convey any thoughts on
alternative locations to Paul (N1ZKR) for consideration.
The meeting adjourned at 2040 hrs.
This is where the real business of BARC is conducted. If you have any suggestions,
questions or comments, this is where to bring them. All members are welcome (and
encouraged) to join us at this meeting.
The next Boston Amateur Radio Club business meeting will be held Thursday,
March 6th (1st Thursday of the month), 7 pm. We meet at the Parlin library in
Everett. There is free parking across the street behind the post
office. The 110 bus from Wellington stops across the street