Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting December 15, 2022

Business Meeting December 15, 2022


John Zietlow K9WIC President called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.




Robert Kocourek W9RKK John Zietlow K9WIC John Shofield AC9JS
Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Charlene Treve K9KMZ Paul Burkett KD9FMN
Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ John Douglas KD9KSH John Thornton
Danny Kafka KD9HIL Keith Bechtol KJ4ADV Cliff Sowka K9QD
Bob Langsfeld WB9TZC Don Dewar KD9NJR Bill McGovern W9WEM


Virtual Attendees:


Ed Lishka AC9SD Lou Childers N9LTW Leo Ribordy N9NBH
Steve Karson AC9EM Don Froula K9CLF Pat Carlberg KD9PWI
Jim Campbell KB9RGU Bill Gisseler W9YO Will Schroeder KA9DQB
Roberto Beltramelli WA9E    


Secretary’s Report:


Cliff Sowka K9QD:  Dennis C. Calvey moved to approve the November Business Meeting Minutes as published in the Radio Hill Gazette.  John Douglas KD9HIK seconded.  Motion Carried.


Treasurer’s Report: 

Barry Friedman K9FMB not present but previously provided the following:


Month:                                                                                 December  2022




Month:                                                                                 December 2022


Checkbook Balance 31-Oct                                                                $5,414.74

INCOME MEMO                                                                                   $1,583.24

Deposit 1-Nov PayPal Transfer                                                         $1,425.98

4-Nov Douglas May Donation Snacks                                              $   150.00

21-Nov Amazon Smile                                                                         $       7.26

DISBURSEMENTS MEMO                                                                    $   240.99

ACH 6-Nov AT&T DSL                                                                          $     62.82

Chk 1275 2-Nov Cliff Sowka Election Materials                             $     31.20

Chk 1276 17-Dennis Calvey CP Ant Materials #2 Nov                 $   146.97


Checks Outstanding Deposit not included

Account Balance                                                                                  $6,756.99

30-Nov Bank Statement                                                                     $6,756.99


Adjusted balance                                                                                 $6,756.99

30-Nov Checkbook balance                                                               $6,756.99

Petty Cash 30-Nov                                                                               $   116.00

Pay Pal 30-Nov                                                                                     $       0.00

+petty cash – special accounts Funds Available                             $6,872.99


91 paid members


Danny Kafka KD9HIL moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Don Dewar KD9NJR seconded.  Motion Carried.


Public Service:


Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present.




John Zietlow K9WIC reported the ChicagoLand Marathon is set for May 7th.




Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present; Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ reported tonight that our machines are working properly with no recent reports of static caused by windy/wet conditions.


Construction Project (CP): 

Cliff Sowka K9QD said the Attenuator Project deadline was tonight with 17 club members ordering kits.  John KC9ON will include 9V batteries and will allow a little more discount due to our increased order size.  Treasurer not present tonight so K9QD will cut his personal check to KC9ON and anticipate reimbursement in January as members reimburse his expense.  Final cost per kit will be known by the end of December once shipment accomplished.

Attenuator kit reservations:

W9YO Bill Gisseler
N9EHA Bruce Warrington
W9WEM Bill McGovern
W9RKK Robert Kocourek
KD9FIA Al Salazar
KB9RCR Joe Barela
KD9QAI Jody Jenks
W9DJM David Mack
KB9RHR Daryl Jenks
KD9NJR Don Dewar
N9NBH Leo Ribordy
KD9HIK Dennis C. Calvey
KD9HIL Danny Kafka
KD9FMN Paul Burkett
WB9TZC Bob Langsfeld
AC9JS John Schofield

*Two (2) for N9EHA

VE Testing:

John Schofield AC9JS welcomed our two recent Tech Class graduates tonight.



Barry Friedman K9FMB not present.


Radio Hill Gazette RHG: 


Mike K9KMV No Report.




No Report.



 Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK was able to get January’s General Class information to several publications.




John Douglas KD9KSH reported our Holiday Party has been set for January 21st.  SARC Board of Directors approved a $300 budget for complimentary appetizers for the event.  This event replaces the traditional January Business Meeting and will include announcement of two honorary award winners who were selected during the Annual Meeting in November:  1. Member of the Year & Honorary Bill Smead K9IIM 2. Construction Project Award.


Special Events Committee:


No report.




Leo Ribordy N9NBH reported that eight (8) students have already reserved his General Class in January. The Library has 20-person capacity for the classroom.




John Zietlow K9WIC hosted a video about Slot Antennas.


Old Business:




New Business: 


Bob Langsfeld WB9TZC noted our website displays outdated information concerning the Salvation Army information.  He will work with our Webmaster to update.


Adjourn: 7:31 PM.


Submitted December 16, 2022

K9QD Secretary