The meeting was held at the Sobey’s in Kanata (March Rd. location). The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Remi De Cristofaro||VA3DRI||Member||FN25bh||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton (VE3IRR), at 19:05.
In the Secretary’s absence, Clayton (VE3IRR) moved that the minutes be approved as posted on the Club website. The motion was seconded by Robert (VE3BE) and passed unanimously.
We have 25 paid up members and $4050.84 in the bank. $3000 has been invested in a term deposit, maturing in 14 months. The bank balance reflects the purchase of a vector network analyzer and spectrum analyzer approved at the March meeting.
Clayton (VE3IRR) introduced Jeremy (VA3ZTF)’s proposal to amend the Club’s bylaws. The proposal is to replace section 10 as follows:
Expenditures: Expenditures should be approved in advance, and prior to the actual expenditure. Single expenditures up to $100 may be approved by two Signing Officers and disclosed at the next general meeting. Expenditures exceeding $100 shall require approval by a majority of the members at a general meeting. Expenditures exceeding $400 shall require 2 weeks notice prior to discussion at a general meeting following which a majority vote will be held at the next general meeting.
Expenditures: Expenditures should be approved in advance, and prior to the actual expenditure. Single expenditures up to $250 may be approved by two Signing Officers and disclosed at the next general meeting. Expenditures exceeding $250 but less than $500 shall require approval by a majority of the members at a general meeting. Expenditures exceeding $500 shall be presented at a general meeting and opened for discussion on the WCARC email list, following which a majority vote will be held at the next general meeting.
A final vote will be held on this proposed amendment at the May 14 meeting.
Reports / Project Updates
Clayton (VE3IRR) gave an update on the 2m WSPR beacon that Bert is working on.
Clayton (VE3IRR) outlined the Club’s plans for the upcoming ARRL June VHF Contest, including scheduling and equipment allocations. Due to the absence of many contest participants, planning continue by email.
The President observed that there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 20:26.