Welcome to the MARC Newsletter a publication of the Michigan Area Repeater Council. This news letter is published quarterly in conjunction with the quarterly business meetings. If you prefer a non-columnized version of this newsletter click here for the wide version.
The September meeting is a physical meeting to take place in the Lansing, MI area.
Our new volunteers are on line for de-coordination and overdue TDS updates. Many notices have been sent out and replies are streaming in. This is great news for our database, although itís a tremendous load on Dave, our database manager.
If your club has a repeater, make sure your trustee is keeping up with the TDS update requirements. (Itís their job!)
If you receive a notice please respond with an update TDS. We are even receiving some TDS updates that return the coordination, so there are new pairs available for applicants.
It is a good idea to check the repeater directory to see if your repeater is up to date. You may submit an update TDS once a year but it is acceptable to send one in every two years. If you miss the two-year deadline, your repeater will not be printed in the ARRL directory. Try to stay on top of it.
I am speaking to the Trustees of our Michigan coordinated repeaters. Remember that you must submit a TDS modification before you move your repeater or increase the power or antenna height or gain. Making any of these changes before getting re-coordinated may result in de-coordination of your system.
Please visit the MARC web site and check the activity
reports to see what new and renewal applications have been processed.
Annual Business Meeting Information:
Annual Business Meeting
This month brings the annual business meeting where we hold
a physical meeting in the Lansing area. This includes the
elections for board positions that will expire. This year,
the President, Secretary and one Director position will be
up for election.
MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: June 4, 2016
Meeting called to order by Phil at: 1:02pm.
Motion to approve minutes from the March 5, 2016 meeting were made by Dave,
seconded by Jim, vote taken, minutes approved..
Phil stated that, at the previous meeting in March, Dog resolution #15 was voted on for inclusion into the bylaws. It passed and was printed in the newsletter, allowing the vote today to move it into the bylaws..
Motion made by Dave to move Resolution #15 into the Bylaws, seconded by Jim, vote taken, motion passed. # 15 is now included into the bylaws.
Phil proposed a resolution using the DOG to allow for four more coordinators that would
not be considered board members so that the quorum requirement would not increase.
ARTICLE III Part A #6. Coordinator(s) - no more than four. Exception: up to four additional coordinators may be appointed to help the coordinators who are board members. The four additional coordinators are not considered board members, and therefore are not included in the quorum requirements.
Motion seconded by Jim, vote taken, motion passed.
Elections will take place at the September MARC meeting, which will be held in Lansing. The offices open for elections are for president, secretary, and one board member. Phil requested an election committee to oversee the elections. Jim and Dave agreed. Jim polled the president and secretary to see if they would run again and they agreed. No other nominees at this time. Nominations will be opened at the September meeting. Any one interested in running may contact Dave or Jim to be placed on the ballot in advance of the September meeting.
Phil suggested a DOG resolution #18 as follows:
Motion to adjourn made by Ann, seconded by Jim.
Database Manager's Corner
Please direct any written correspondence to:MARC Inc.
7204 Aspen St.
Allendale, MI 49401-8408
I want to extend a welcome to our new Volunteer Coordinators: Pete AA8GK, Bob N8ZCC, Larry W8SOX and Ryan N8PBX. They are learning the ropes and helping us update our repeater records.
Roughly about 21 percent of our repeaters are overdue for a TDS submission. Trustees, please take a minute to review your entries in the MARC Repeater Directory and submit a TDS form if you find your entries listed in RED.
When you complete your TDS Form please take a little extra time to fill it out completely. It saves us time in processing your update.
We are attempting to respond to every TDS form we receive by return email so you know that
your form has been received and you have a copy of what you submitted. If you submitted
a TDS and did not receive an email response please contact us at email@example.com.
Annual Business Meeting And Elections:
This is a reminder that the September meeting will be a physical meeting to take place in Delta Township (Lansing Area) where annual elections will be held. If you have nominations for open positions please email Jim K8JK or Dave WB8DJB using firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will remain open until just prior to voting.
Offices that will be open for election this year are:
|MARC Officers||Appointed Positions|
|President: Phil Manor W8IC||Frequency Coordinator 902MHz: & up Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Vice President: Dan Thompson N8WKM||Frequency Coordinator 440MHz: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Secretary: Ann Manor KT8F||Frequency Coordinator Links & Control: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Treasurer: Dave Johnson WD8DJB||Frequency Coordinator: Jim Poehlman K8ABZ|
|Director: Fred Moses W8FSM||Database Manager: Dave Johnson WD8DJB|
|Director: James Kvochick K8JK||Newsletter Editor: Dan Thompson N8WKM|