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November 2015 W2WCR Club Meeting

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When

Nov 30, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Where

Uno Chicago Grill in Queensbury

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Hello to all,

Quick note from me followed by a message from Adam (KC2TLS).

Next meeting: Monday 30-Nov-2015 at 7:00pm at Uno Chicago Grill on US Rt 9 across the street from Walmart in Queensbury, NY (just north of Exit 19 of I-87).

And . . . Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Now, over to KC2TLS:

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Subject: Next meeting - November 30, 7pm at Pizzeria UNO Topic: Election of officers, discussion of possible updates to club structure, and open session discussing what we’ve been working on amateur radio wise

First off, please be patient with me as i channel Dan here for a bit (this isn’t going to be short;)) I wish I had his fine sense of humor to make this seem to go quicker!

Agenda item 1- Election of officers. First, a bit of background - when the club formed we only had a few members, and it was difficult to find folks for offices. As time has gone on we have a much larger club, with lots of talented and experienced folks… but it has been tough bringing new folks in to serve as officers. Stealing a page from LASAR and other groups, Donald and I started pulling together a slate of officers for folks to consider consisting of folks who volunteered, and those who “volunteered” with a little arm twisting;) . In other organizations this is typically done by a board of directors, executive committee, or other non-officer body who looks out for the long term good of the club (more on that later). As we don’t have this in our current structure, we went with a hybrid - a slate, AND the ability to nominate / vote for write-ins as it is critical that each club member has a say. You heard about this at the last meeting, and you’ll be seeing it again shortly.  

As a refresher the slate is as follows:
President: Dan Gealt
Vice President: Mickey Correntto
Treasurer: Shawn Perry
Secretary: Bernie Capron

We will be holdings elections first, as it will be important for the new officers to give their perspectives on the next items (it’s not fair for us to change direction, then make them deal with it!) (I know, I’d be a lousy politician!).

Speaking of officers, I’ve been meaning to thank ALL the officers that have served to date (my apologies if I’ve forgotten someone… we’ve been around for 6+ years now!):
Donald James
Dan Gealt
Jeff Archambeault 
Dave Oberhelman
Len Denner
Andre Wald

and of course the related positions:
License Trustee (Jami Olden and Charlie Reynolds (sk))
Warren County Radio Officers: David Gealt, Derrick Helms, Mike Mollica

Item 2 - potential changes to discuss… As noted above, as organizations get larger it is not abnormal for a non-officer “board” of one sort of another be added to help keep the organization going strong and weather sudden changes. A number of folks I respect highly suggested we look in to amending our structure in some way to have such a group, and charge them with making decisions the need to be made between meetings. This group would NOT include current officers (as they have enough to do!), but typically includes one or more of the outgoing officers (but not always).

I don’t have anything specific to recommend yet, other than that we talk about it, and IF we move in that direction we should do so making sure that any changes are in line with what would be required if we ever chose to become a 501(c)3 organization. I’d like to leave any specifics and “direction” to the incoming officers. I will help in any way I can (including not helping!) as per their wishes.

I look forward to seeing you all on November 30th; hopefully by then we will have recovered from eating too much food over Thanksgiving!

Speaking of which, best wishes for a happy and memorable Thanksgiving.

73’s
Adam

Adam Pearsall, KC2TLS
Acting President, W2WCR

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And thanks to all of you for your participation. See you on Monday after Thanksgiving.

73,

Dan Gealt
WX2P
Secretary / Treasurer
Warren County Radio Club, W2WCR

Club Officers

President
Dan Gealt WX2P

Vice President
Mickey Corentto NY2MC

Treasurer
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Secretary
Bernie Capron N1NDN

Repeater Trustee
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Served Agency Liaisons

Warren County RACES
Radio Officer
David Gealt KD2BVA
Deputy Radio Officer
Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Warren County ARES
Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA
Assistant Emergency
Coordinator

Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Washington County
RACES

Radio Officer
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Washington County
ARES

Emergency Coordinator
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Northern District, ENY Section ARES
Assistant District Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA

Warren County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Washington County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Cooordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Red Cross
Glens Falls Office

Communications Lead
Donald James N2VU

LASAR
Team Commander
Jake Haker N2FIN

Warren County Office
of Emergency Services

Director
Brian LaFlure KD2HVY

Washington County
Department of Public
Safety

Deputy Director
Jonathan Pease KD2IHN

Glens Falls Hospital
Director of Emergency Services
Laura Stebbins KD2HHM

Public Info Managers

Web Site
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS
David Gealt KD2BVA
Donald James N2VU
Derrick Helms KD2ALW
Dan Gealt WX2P
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Mickey Corentto NY2MC

Facebook
David Gealt KD2BVA
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Donald James N2VU
Dan Gealt WX2P
Jami Olden N2ZTC
Mickey Corentto NY2MC
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS