Due to the current weather situation, the General Membership meeting scheduled for Thursday evening the 19th, has been canceled and rescheduled for next Thursday, February 26th. Same time, same place!
The monthly Board meeting is still scheduled for next Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM, also at the Red Cross.
Several people have reported issues with rapid keying of the repeater. As a result, the Downtown link has been turned off until the exact source of the problem can be found.
Annual elections were held on the 15th of January to fill 3 board positions. Nominees were Fred Devries — AC8ED (Incumbent), Bryan Staufer — KD8PXQ (Incumbent), Don Batts — WE8UPJ, and Gary Thompson — KD8RMD.
When the votes were tallied, Fred and Bryan had been reelected, and Don Batts had made the board for the first time!
Gary, although you didn’t make it this time, thank you very much for your willingness to step up and get involved.
The annual elections are to the board, but not to specific positions. The officers are elected by the board members themselves at their following meeting. The January board meeting (postponed until February 3rd due to weather!) resulted in the following officer line-up for 2015:
President - Fred DeVries AC8ED
Vice-President - Donald Batts WE8UPJ
Secretary - Bryan Staufer KD8PXQ
Treasurer - Gary Wightman WA8MCD
At large - Scott Lemmer KD8RCI
At large - James “JeRB” Buchanan K8WPI
Trustee - John Tucker WB8ZVV
Officers can be contacted through the Officers page on this site, at:
Just a reminder, the monthly General Membership meeting is this Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, (just a name change — same place where all monthly meetings are held!) . The January meeting also doubles as the KARC “Annual Meeting”, where elections will be held to fill 3 positions whose terms are expiring.
Membership Dues for 2015 were due in October and must be paid by/prior to the elections to be eligible to vote. (There will be time at the meeting prior to the election).
Doors should be open by 6:30 PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.
There will also be time to make any additional nominations for individuals to join the Board of Directors for the next 2 years. (Nominations can only be made with the nominee’s consent) Per the club bylaws, these are elections TO THE BOARD, NOT to specific positions. The officers will be elected by the Board members themselves at the first Board of Director’s meeting for the new year, scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015, also at the Red Cross.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the club officers. They may be emailed through the links on the “Officers” page of this site, or click HERE.