Schaumburg Amateur Radio Board of Director’s Meeting Nov 1, 2023


Board of Directors Meeting November 1, 2023

Robert Kocourek W9RKK Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00PM



Robert Kocourek W9RKK John Shofield AC9JS Bill Riess KW9WR
Danny Kafka KD9HIL Cliff Sowka K9QD Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK
John Douglas AC9JS Ed Lishka AC9SD  

Secretary’s Report

Cliff Sowka K9QD:  October BOD Meeting Minutes as published in the RHG; Danny KD9HIL moved to approve, Bill KW9WR seconded.  Adopted.


Treasurer’s Report:

Chris Brewer AC9GN not present.

Public Service 

 Rob Glowacki N9MVO not present.


 John Zietlow K9WIC EmComm Chairman not present.


 Rob Glowacki N9MVO, Terry Jarnholm AE9TJ not present.  Kent Ochs W9KAO has been partially reimbursed for the first part of planned $300 equipment cabinet upgrade.  More equipment will be forthcoming.

Construction Project (CP)

Cliff Sowka K9QD reports CP is back in session and attendance during our first two events have hosted 25~27attendees.  Club members are asked to think of appropriate projects that we could entertain.

 VE Testing:

John Schofield AC9JS reports there is one candidate reserved at the moment for testing this coming Saturday.  All FCC records from last month were updated quickly except one….a single character in that candidate’s eMail had to be corrected and the FCC responded accordingly.


 Don Dewar KD9NJR Chairman needs volunteers willing to take a session.

Radio Hill Gazette RHG 

 Mike K9KMV No Report.


Scott DeSantis KB9VRW Membership Committee Chairman not present.


Dennis C. Calvey KD9HIK Publicity Chairman has authored a summary of his recent participation in Fox Hunting and we can anticipate a post to SARC-ALL and FaceBook shortly.


 Need Chairperson.

In the interim, John Douglas KD9KSH has offered to manage and has secured a venue for our January Holiday Party.

  • Location: RICCARDO’S RISTORANTE.  Plans for January will be sent to SARC-ALL a few times to remind membership.


Leo N9NBH not present.


 Don Dewar KD9NJR not present.  It’s possible we’ll present a WinLInk video during the vote-count later this month.

FOX Hunt:  Jim Campbell KB9RGU no report.

 Old Business

Don Dewar KD9NJR has proposed updates to our Constitution and Bylaws during the September meeting.  He presented valid reasons to edit six Articles that have become outdated (such as TVI Committee).  The Board reviewed his suggested text changes and we’ll publish the proposed updates in time for the inclusion on the Ballot in November.

  • Don KD9NJR moved in September to place proposed Constitution Updates on our November Ballot. Ed Lishka AC9SD seconded.  Motion Adopted
  • Bill KW9WR moved to approved Don’s Bylaw revisions as presented. Danny KD9HIL seconded.  Adopted under authority granted to the Board of Directors.

Therefore only the Constitution Revisions will be on the November Ballot since the Bylaws are adopted tonight.  Such revisions will be published to SARC-ALL for membership review.  The Ballot will ask for an Up-Down vote.

New Business

 Talliers for November’s Absentee Requests have received a few responses at the moment.  Last year we enjoyed 100% participation so hopefully we’ll receive more response shortly.

Adjourn 7:38PM

Submitted November 2, 2023.

Cliff Sowka K9QD Secretary