A couple of major changes took place at our annual meeting. Along with the election of our three officers, mailing in your TDS’s will no longer be accepted. It must be sent in electronically. If you do not have access to a computer, one suggestion is go to your local library to send it in. Filing electronically makes our database mangers job a lot easier.
The second change is, until further notice, we will hold our meetings electronically. We will physically meet for our Annual meeting in September. A phone number will be sent out via of MARC News, along with the code to access the bridge we will be using if one wishes to participate in the meeting. Also if any documents that need to be viewed during the meeting a whiteboard will be used at the bridges website. Hopefully this will get more particapation for the meetings.
As you will see in the minutes, Abe W8HVG gave a presentation on 2M narrow-banded implimentation. Abe has volunteered to help with this form of communication in our band plan.
Remember, TDS’s are due yearly, but can go up to two years. Please help keep your information current in our Database. Trustee’s, if your in the red on our website, please submit a current TDS.
Our next meeting will be held electronically on December 6th, promptly starting at 1:00PM.
If anyone has any questions, you can reach the Board via of the website, or my
phone number is 586-465-7126.
Database Managers Corner:
We have a number of TDS forms that are overdue. So take a minute and check your entry
in the MARC Repeater Directory to see if it is time to update your records. The deadline
for the ARRL Repeater directory is early January. The cutoff for TDS renewals to make
the ARRL publication will be December 15th so I have enough time to get MARC’s submission prepared
Electronic Meeting Information:
Dial In Number: 805-240-9853
AT&T Web Meeting Service is an interactive presentation and collaborative
tool which combines audio conferencing and data-sharing through the power of
the internet. Now when you need to present documents, diagrams, and
illustrations to your employees, vendors, and customers, you can do so
easily and effectively. AT&T Web Meeting Service is designed to facilitate
the presentation of documents from remote locations in combination with AT&T
Audio Teleconference Services. Your browser must be Microsoft™ Internet
Explorer Version 4.x, 5.x or Netscape™ Communicator Version 4.x.
Participation in the webmeeting is only needed for things like slideshow
presentations, or use of a whiteboard where someone may need to do an illistration.
It also allows us the opportunity to display the actual text of a motion for everyone
to read. If you are unable to participate in the webmeeting you may still join in
on the phone bridge from wherever you are.
MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: September 6, 2008
Minutes from previous meeting read by Ann. Motion to accept the minutes as printed in
the newsletter made by Dan, and 2nd by Ron, motion carried.
KB8IFE, Jim’s motion for a bylaw change made at the June meeting was read:
KB8IFE, Jim’s motion for another bylaw change in June was read:
Dave made a motion to replace the MARC battery, supported by WB8AZP, discussion, vote, motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Discussion on paper repeaters and overdue TDS’s.
Resolution #8 – 4 December 2005
Phil Manor, W8IC, Link / Control Coordinator made a motion under the DOG to make
changes to the MARC Standards to add additional coordination guidelines for Auxiliary
Stations (Links and Control Stations) as follows:
Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Jim, WB8AZP seconded by Dan.
Sept Ballot Mailing
Laptop Battery Replacement
Marc Funds as of 10/31/2008
December Meeting Information:
Saturday December 6 2008
Dial the callin number listed above.
|MARC Officers||Appointed Positions|
|President: Dennis Gaboury W8DFG||Frequency Coordinator 902MHz: & up Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Vice President: Jim Maike KB8IFE||Frequency Coordinator 440MHz: Jim Maike KB8IFE|
|Secretary: Ann Manor KT8F||Frequency Coordinator Links & Control: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Treasurer: Dave Johnson WD8DJB||Database Manager: Dave Johnson WD8DJB|
|Director: Ron Gordon W8YUC||Newsletter Editor: Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Director: James Kvochick WB8AZP|