Choctaw Amateur Radio Club (CARC) Regular Monthly Meeting was held on November 18, 2002. At the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center.. A quorum was met and business conducted as follows.

The Choctaw Amateur Radio Club meeting was called to order by President Chuck Kanach KC5EZS , at 7:00 PM. Followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary recorded 12 members present and 1 guest, Bob Adkinson KG50E.

Sick Report- Everyone seemed to be doing ok, OJ WB5SRX, said Marilyn's knee is doing great, and he is taking her dancing Saturday.

Since we were in an Adult Learning Center, there was no radio net for the club meeting.

Secretary's Report- The October minutes were approved as published on the web site.

Treasurer's Report- No report given. But a motion was made to reimburse Larry K5VVD for the flowers for Les Johnstons funeral. It was seconded and passed, no oppose.

CORA- The meeting was held at the Enid Hamfest. There will be no meeting in December.

Tower- No status, but a motion was made, seconded and passed to select/appoint a member to join ORSI with the club paying the dues. Dates of the ORSI meetings will be brought to the next meeting.

Choctaw Emergency Management- Nothing to report

PL the repeater- It is ready. Not necessary to have your tone in there right now, but will be needed soon.  And it wouldn't hurt to have it on there now. The same tone for decode and encode, 141.3

Presidents Comments -None made.

Old Business:

  1. Nominating Committee-The committee didn't come up with anyone for President, but Don McDown N5ENQ said that he would be the President this year. A motion was made to accept him by acclimation.  Passed.
  2. The officers for the club in the year 2003 will be: Don McDown-N5ENQ- President, Bill Tarkington-K3YC- Vice President, Larry Brewer- K5VVD- Treasurer, Kay Holzman-KB5VJR- Secretary.  Transfer of Power will be at the Christmas Lunch, Dec 7th.  Please bring your duesDonations will be accepted for the Mid-Del Pantry, things they need are: lunch bags, toilet tissue, sugar, non perishable items.
  3. Club Insurance- Input by Bill Crossland N9SQV, Don McDown N5ENQ. Bill Tarkington K3YC will call and have the cost of the premium at the next meeting.
  4. Along in that vein, A change of address needs to be put in to the corporation commission as Les Johnstons address was on there. It will cost $25. A motion was made to authorize a check for $25 to remove Les and add Chuck Kanach KC5EZS and his address for point of contact.
  5. Echo link- Still being ironed out.
  6. Meetings in January, February, and March. A place is needed for these dates. Bill N9SQV will check on the availability of the Community Center in Choctaw. If not, Bill K3YC might be able to get his church.
  7. Swap Meet- The two dates the club has for the swap meet at the Midwest City Community Center are: March 1, 2003, and September 13, 2003.
  8. Buy an HF and 2 M. radio for the club. Be looking for a good buy.
  9. Christmas Lunch- December 7, 2002 at Golden Corral on Air Depot in Midwest City, at noon

New Business:

Don N5ENQ asked if the club still had some tower sections for sale. They need it for the Baptist Building for the Baptist Disaster Relief group. Motion was made to donate two middle sections for the Baptist Relief Organization. Seconded and passed


Bill N9SQV brought a Proclamation from Govenor Keating stating that November 16, 2002 was Oklahoma Amateur Radio Relay League Day.

President Chuck KC5EZS thanked the club members for the support he had during his two years, and gave Don N5ENQ his support for the following year.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:16 PM

Respectfully Submitted
Kay Holzman KB5VJR
CARC Secretary

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