The meeting was held in the Kanata Room in Sobey's, at the SW corner of Hazeldean and Terry Fox Drive in Kanata.
The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Doug Leach||VE3XK||Vice President||FN15wg||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by President Al Penney(VO1NO) at 19:30 hours.
Secretary Glenn MacDonell(VE3XRA) introduced the minutes of the previous meeting. Moved by VE3XRA-Glenn MacDonell that the previous minutes, as published on the web pages, be approved. Seconded by VE3BYT-Graham Ide.
The Treasurer reported that the club ended 2010 with 32 paid up members and 3 life members. Cash on hand is about $1,080.00, with outstanding bills of about $600.00.
President's Annual Report
The President delivered the Annual Report for 2010 outlining the many activities undertaken by the club over the year. The report is posted on the WCARC website.
Glenn, VE3XRA, reported that he had found an appropriate projector. However, the cost of $549.99 plus sales taxes exceeded the $600 approved at the previous meeting. Doug, VE3XK moved, seconded by Mark, VA3DRV, that the club increase the allocation to cover this small (approximately $21) increase.
Meeting Room for January- March 2011
Because of renovations to Sobey's Supermarkets the room used for recent WCARC meeting will not be available for the next 3 months. Members were invited to advise any member of the executive of possible locations that could host meetings of about 25 people at low cost.
Elections for vacant Executive Positions
Executive terms are normally for a period of 2 years. The President, Al, VO1NO, and Secretary, Glenn, VE3XRA, continue as they were elected last year.
The President thanked Doug, VE3XK, for his many contributions to the club as Vice President as he had chosen not to continue in that position.
Andy Hart, VE3NVK, was nominated by Al VO1NO, seconded by Mark, VA3DRV,and acclaimed as Vice President.
This vacated the position of Director (as Andy had been elected Director the previous year).
Bert Zauhar, VE2ZAZ was nominated by Peter, VA3PJ, seconded by Graham, VE3BYT, and acclaimed as Director.
The beacons were off the air for about 2 weeks following a short power outage in the district where they are located. Apparently a manual reset is required after an outage for them to return to service. Stan Madore, VA3SMM, who lives not far from the beacon location, has agreed to do the reset in the future when required. Members should contact Stan VA3SMM if they are certain that the beacons are not operating.
The Ottawa D-STAR Symposium was held at Carleton University on Saturday November 27th. The event attracted 25 local participants and was covered by ustream, allowing viewers from around the world. One of the attendees, Andrew, M0GRU joined the symposium from London, England via Skype and also made a slide presentation. For further information see Ottawa D-STAR Symposium November 2010
After the meeting was adjourned, members stayed for the Annual Christmas Party.
The President stated that there being no further business, the meeting would be adjourned. The meeting was closed at 20:30 hours.