Minutes of Louisiana Contest Club

April 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

Monroe, LA Hamfest

 

In attendance:

 


Charter Members

Mark Ketchell K5ER

Scott Dickson W5WZ

 

Members

Everette Thompson N5AVN

Mark Hill N5HMH

Arch Hill W5AG

Bobby Baker AA5LA

Keith Ennis K5ENS

Wallace Olinde AD5XM


Guests

W1EBB


 

The meeting was called to order by President Mark Ketchell K5ER at 10:00 am. K5ER extended welcome to members and guests, and gave a basic overview of LCC. All introduced themselves.

 

Business meeting began at 10:06am

 

Minutes of LCC meeting on 12 March 2011 in Rayne LA read by W5WZ. Motion made by AA5LA, seconded by K5ENS to adopt the minutes as read. Motion carried.

 

Secretary/Treasurers Report by W5WZ

36 members, 27 regular & 9 family. 94% ARRL

 

 

 

 

Apr 23, 11

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Checking/Savings

 

 

 

 

1010 Cash in bank - operating

1,897.63

 

 

 

1021 PayPal - LCC

18.97

 

 

Total Checking/Savings

1,916.60

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

 

 

 

1110 Accounts receivable

157.00

 

 

Total Accounts Receivable

157.00

 

Total Current Assets

2,073.60

TOTAL ASSETS

2,073.60

LIABILITIES & EQUITY

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

3010 Unrestrict (retained earnings)

1,593.62

 

 

Net Income

479.98

 

Total Equity

2,073.60

TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY

2,073.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 1, '10 - Apr 23, 11

 

Ordinary Income/Expense

 

 

 

Income

 

 

 

 

 

4 Contributed support

 

 

 

 

 

4010 Indiv/business contribution

25.72

 

 

 

Total 4 Contributed support

25.72

 

 

 

5 Earned revenues

 

 

 

 

 

5210 Membership dues - individuals

550.00

 

 

 

Total 5 Earned revenues

550.00

 

 

 

5800 Special events

 

 

 

 

 

5801 Dayton Contest Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

5801-2011 Dayton Contest Dinner

333.00

 

 

 

 

Total 5801 Dayton Contest Dinner

333.00

 

 

 

Total 5800 Special events

333.00

 

 

Total Income

908.72

 

 

Expense

 

 

 

 

 

8500 Misc expenses

 

 

 

 

 

8501 PayPal fees

9.24

 

 

 

 

8504 Dayton Contest Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

8504-2011 Dayton Contest Dinner

370.00

 

 

 

 

Total 8504 Dayton Contest Dinner

370.00

 

 

 

 

8500 Misc expenses - Other

49.50

 

 

 

Total 8500 Misc expenses

428.74

 

 

Total Expense

428.74

 

Net Ordinary Income

479.98

Net Income

 

 

479.98

With no objections, the Secretary/Treasurers Report was accepted.

 

K5ER introduced the possibility of moving the LCC club year to coincide with a calendar year. After a brief discussion regarding pros & cons, the only pro was determined to be convenience in remembering when to pay dues. K5ER called for a motion to be made for the club to pursue this change. No motion was presented. Topic tabled until next LCC meeting.

 

K5ER presided over elections. He explained that nominations were accepted at Rayne meeting as well as online from March 19 to April 06, 2011. The nominations made at the Rayne meeting were:

For President: K5ER was nominated by KI5XP, seconded by WB5AAA

For Vice President: KI5XP was nominated by K5FNG, seconded by NA5Q

For Secretary/Treasurer: W5WZ was nominated by KI5XP, seconded by WB5AAA

For Director 1: KN5O was nominated by K5FNQ, seconded by K5ER

For Director 2: KA5M was nominated by KI5XP, seconded by WB5AAA

 

Motion made by AA5LA, seconded by N5AVN to close nominations. Motion carried.

 

Results of electronic balloting were presented. Members present who had not previously cast a ballot voted by a show of hands. All officers were elected unanimously.

A discussion on club strategic direction began. W5AG presented a motion for the LCC website to post news regarding LCC members participation and contest mentoring efforts at local Field Day events. Motion seconded by N5AVN. Discussion noted that many hams are first exposed to contesting at a FD event, and LCC should consider FD one of our best recruiting and mentoring tools. Motion carried.

 

K5ER encouraged all to join the LCC e-mail reflector, and all non-members to consider joining.

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next LCC meeting will be at Slidell in July

 

Dayton Hamvention, Contest Dinner and Contest University in May. LCC has 1 available seat for the Contest Dinner.

 

Upcoming contests: Please visit LCC website link

 

K5QE has extended invitation operate his VHF station in east Texas

 

W5WZ is planning to host M/M effort again for CQ WW SSB in October

 

 

With no further business to conduct, a motion to adjourn was made by AA5LA, seconded by K5ENS. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00am.

 

--Scott Dickson W5WZ

--Secretary/Treasurer

--Louisiana Contest Club