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Tri-County Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting: 23 April 2022

A regular monthly meeting of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club was held on Saturday, 23 April 2022 at 8:30 am EDT in Room 221 of the Finch Building at Davidson-Davie Community College, 297 DCC Road, Thomasville, with the president, W4DAE-David, being in the chair.  The meeting was called to order at 8:31 am.

Members Attending:  W4DAE, David; K4KKT, Joe; W8LWX, John; and KJ4UYR, Janice.

Guests:  None.

Adoption of Agenda

A draft agenda, which had been distributed prior to commencement of the meeting, was adopted by unanimous consent.

Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

By unanimous consent, reading of the minutes of the March 2022 meeting was waived and they were adopted.

Reports of Officers and Committees

Report of the Treasurer. --  For the month ending March 31, 2022, we still had $707.84 set aside as operating funds, out of our initial budget of $850.  We had a total of $1,313.26 in "cash on hand," which includes the balances of our checking, savings, and PayPal accounts, plus any currency, coins, and checks awaiting deposit. By subtracting our operating fund reserves from cash on hand, we see that we had $605.42 in uncommitted resources as of 03/31/22. Through the third month of 2022, we had received $515 in dues and donations and had spent $156.75, resulting in year-to-date net income of $358.25.

Report of the Secretary. -- As of 22 April 2022, the club had 36 members, all in good standing. Sixteen members were recently dropped from the roster after passage of the April 15 deadline for payment of 2022 dues. These figures are similar to other recent years.

Report of the President. --  W4DAE reported the following:

We are assured of having our usual meeting room at Davidson-Davie Community College (Room 221 of the Finch Building) on the third Saturday of each of the next two months, on May 21 and June 18.  Reservations cannot be made more than three months in advance.

We have continued to check with Loflin's, the restaurant where we used to meet, in hopes of again being able to hold breakfast meetings there.  So far, though, Loflin's still isn't booking its back room and is still experiencing a labor shortage.  We'll keep trying.  Meanwhile, the DDCC room will continue to be reserved for us on a rolling basis.

W4DAE will be unavailable for the June 18 meeting, so it will be chaired by the vice president or, failing that, another member chosen as provided under the bylaws.

Reminder: On June 25, 2022, our club will participate in ARRL Field Day at Oak Hollow Lake in High Point -- the same as last year, except that it will be in the upper pavilion, nearer to the restrooms.  KJ4NUS-Steve will organize a self-serve buffet table to feed the hungry masses in attendance without sticking anyone with hot grill duty on what is sometimes one of the hottest days of the year. Steve will be happy to take suggestions from any member regarding the food selections. KK4RR-Richard will manage the task of getting radio equipment in place.

Although Field Day is technically a two-day event, we will participate on Saturday only.  The park is open from sunrise to sunset.  We have not yet set a precise starting or ending time.

Open Motions from Previous Meeting

There were no open motions from the previous meeting.

New Business

W8LWX moved that the auditor's report, submitted by KJ4NUS at the March 2022 meeting, be adopted.  The motion passed without objection.

Program and Announcements

There was no program, nor any further announcements.


There being no further business on the agreed agenda, the meeting was adjourned without objection at 8:47 am.

Respectfully submitted,
/s/ W8LWX-John
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