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Meeting notes: March 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:07pm by President John Farmer. There were 19 members and 1 visitor in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from February were read by Gordon Cotton and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater is working fine.
• No further news on building a tower at Belleville by the county.
• The club’s new Yaesu repeater does not have an ETA yet.

ARES Report : Gordon Cotton
• Hospital simplex net @ 9:30am on 147.570 MHz.
• Training classes coming up for March/April as Tom Hansen reported.
• Saturday Mar.14th, 8-10a HCARES will be at the Family Assistance Center exercise which is sponsored by Hendricks County Health Dept. HCARES role in this exercise will be to pass health and welfare traffic between the FAC and Hendricks Regional hospital. Hendricks Regional hams will also be participating in this exercise. The exercise will be a mock disaster of an over-turned school bus in Danville with 40 children inside the bus sustaining various injuries.

RACES Report : Bob Burns
• Read an ARRL report on the ARRL’s position of carrying weapons during an ARES deployment.
• Reminded everyone about the SKYWARN weather spotter training class on Saturday, March 14th at 12:30pm. Dave Tucek will be the guest speaker. Every year, new information is being introduced at these classes that the NWS are looking for from the weather spotters during severe weather.

Old Business :
• The weekly ham training class testing will be March 18. Wayne Fox needs VE’s to help test.
• Indiana QSO party on May 2nd.

New Business :
• This year’s Field Day plans were discussed. Wayne Fox will contact the Hendricks County fairgrounds in April.
• Plans for this year’s Hilltop contest were talked about.

Other Announcements :
• Tom Hansen wrote a letter to Congressman Rokita thanking him for his support of the HR4969 last year and asked for his continued support of the bill for this year’s consideration, which has again been introduced as HR1301

Meeting closed : at 8:56 pm Bob Thompson made a motion to close the meeting, which was seconded by Dave Leimenstoll.

Respectfully submitted, Gordon Cotton in for Ron Burke KB9DJA