LAPORTE COUNTY / HARBOR BEAM NOVEMBER 2014 146.970 / 441.950

LAPORTE COUNTY /
HARBOR BEAM
NOVEMBER 2014
146.970 / 441.950 (W9LY)
Echolink Node: 193001
146.610 (K9JSI)
AMATEUR RADIO
WHO WE ARE
President:
A BRIDGE TO FRIENDSHIP
Brian Salzer KB9HMR
Vice President:
John Phillips KA9PGC
Secretary:
Barb Cave KA6OJX
Treasure:
Ken Osborne N9ZIP
Board Members:
Ron Broviak, WA9RON
Dan Foster, KC9GFO
Scott Tharp N9NKK
Trustee W9LY:
Dan Sheetz W9DWS
Trustee K9JSI:
John Rozinski, N9CJR
Tower Site:
Communications:
Matt Lasayko, KC9KUD
Dave Kaufman NU9I
Repeater Committee:
Matt Lasayko
Ron Broviak
Dan Sheetz
John Rozinski
Ken Osborne, Todd Saboff
Dan Foster, Dave Kaufman
Mike Broviak, Curt Yeater
Internet:
Stan Vandiver
Mike Broviak, Todd Saboff
Field Day:
John Phillips
NEWS LETTER:
Ken Osborne
Ken Osborne
John Phillips
Dan Foster
Bob Smith
Activities:
John Phillips
VE TESTING:
Fund Raising:
Scott Tharp
John Rozinski
Ken Osborne
Troy Harrison
Ron Broviak
Mike Broviak
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Barb Cave
MEMBERSHIP:
Troy Harrison
MEETING NOTICE:
Next LaPorte County
Amateur Radio club
meeting is Monday
November 17th
7pm
@ THE KNIGHTS OF
COLUMBUS
LAPORTE COUNTY
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
P.O. Box 148,
Michigan City, Indiana 46361
WEBPAGE: http://lpcarc.org
EMAIL: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: lpcarc
In This Issue
2015 OFFICERS
WINDING
DOWN
XMAS
PARTY
HAMFEST
A 501 (c) (3) Public Charity # 35-1390856
ARES EMERGENCY
COORDINATOR:
TO
Dan Foster, KC9GFO
RACES OFFICERS:
Ken Osborne, N9ZIP
Ken Maynard, W8KRM
Dan Foster, KC9GFO
SKYWARN:
Ken Osborne, N9ZIP
“It is not the class of license the Amateur
holds, but the class of the Amateur that holds
the license.”
THE
LaPorte County
Amateur Radio
Club
lpcarc.org
LaPorte County / Harbor Beam
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
WINDING DOWN
2014
Will Boys & Girls, our next meeting is our last
meeting for 2014. Our December meeting will
be replaced with our Chirstmas Party. Soon we
will be closing the books, prepairing our
fininacial reports, geting ready for tax season.
CLUB MEETING
I mention tax season, because dontations to our
club could be tax deductable. If you need a tax
deduction, consider donating to our club.
Maybe you have a radio that could be sold at
out Hamfest. Maybe you hit it big at the boat,
and the tax man is going hit you hard this year.
Hey, it could happen, just not to me.
Our next club meeting is
Monday, November 17th
at 7pm CST
Our club is 501 (c) (3), a Non-Forprofit Charitable Organization. Helping our club with a
donation could also help you at tax time. We
will freeze our books after the Christmas party,
so donations needs to be recieved before then.
Join us for a burger
before the meeting
With the Holidays right around the corner, we
wish everyone and Happy Thanksgiving.
The LaPorte County / Harbor Beam is published on the Saturday, before the monthly club
meeting, 12 times each year, as a service of
the LaPorte County Amateur Club; for it’s
members and those interested. Inquires and
submissions should be sent to the LaPorte
County / Harbor Beam Editor at our e-mail
address [email protected]
2015 OFFICERS
Saturday Morning Breakfast is held at
Schoops’s at 8:00am in the morning, in Michigan City. Come and join some good friends
and club members for breakfast.
Thursday Morning Breakfest is held at
B&J’s American Cafe, at 8:00am. B&J’s is
located 607 Lincolnway, LaPorte. Come out
and join some good friends for breakfest.
Amateur
of the
Year
2014
Once again we are looking nominations for
our club’s Amateur of the Year. This award
is presented at our Christmas Party. It is
awarded to a member who gave back to the
club or Amateur Radio.
So who do you have in mind for this award?
Last month members elected Officers and
Board Members for 2015. Those elected
take office on January 1, 2015 for a one
year term. In 2015 your Officers and Board
Members are..........
President:
Brian Salzer KB9HMR
Vice President:
John Phillips KA9PGC
Secretary:
Barb Cave KA6OJX
Treasure:
Ken Osborne N9ZIP
Board Members:
Ron Broviak, WA9RON
Dan Foster, KC9GFO
Scott Tharp N9NKK
Trustee W9LY:
Dan Sheetz W9DWS
Trustee K9JSI:
John Rozinski, N9CJR
Contact Brian with your nomination.
PAST WINNERS ARE:
2003 TODD MILLER,
2004 DAN VANDERPLOUGH AND
KEN OSBORNE,
2005 RON AND ROWENA STAHOVIAK,
2006 TROY HARRISON,
2007 TODD AND BARB MILLER
2008 DANNY SHEETZ
2009 RICH OBERLE
2010 JOHN PHILLIPS
2011 JOHN PHILLIPS AND
PAT MALLOTT
2012 DAN FOSTER AND
STAN VANDIVER
2013 RON BROVIAK AND
BARB CAVE
2014 ??????????
Per our By-Laws, the Past-President is a
non-elected Board Member.
Our Trustees was a simple yes or no vote
to retain.
CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR
NEW OFFICERS &
BOARD MEMBERS
XMAS PARTY
HAMFEST
Next month we’ll have our annual Christmas Party. This year it will be Saturday
December 13th 6pm at the Tower Site. The
club will provide the main dish, and soft
drinks. This year, to cut cost, our cooks will
prepair the main course, on site. Donations
of $5.00 will be collected to help defry our
cost. Family and friends are welcome. We
ask for side dishes.
The count down has began, we have only three
more meetings before the event. The
committe is already hard at work, contacting
vendors, and getting things ready.
GIFT SWAP
This year we wanted to try a gift swap, at
the party. So here are the rules. Those who
bring a gift well recieve a gift. The limit of
the gift is $10.00, and it should be wrapped.
When you place a gift on the table, a clip
board will be there to write your name.
When the gift exchange is to begin, a radom
number will be choosen, that person gets
the first pick, of the gifts. So if number 22 is
chosen, they go first followed by 23, 24
25..... When the numbers run out we go
back to number 1, 2, 3...
Steal A Gift..............................
If you see a gift that someone recieved and
you really like it, or you don’t want them to
have it, (hahaha) you can steal it from them.
For a $5.00 donation to the club, you can
steal someone’s gift, and give them yours.
There is no limit on the number of steals, as
long as $5.00 is donated for each steal. If
someone stole your gift, of course you can
steal it back. If someone stole a gift, you
can steal it from them.
It should be alot of fun.
This is our club’s first fundraiser, for 2015.
Again we ask for your help. This is an event
that takes several months to prepair for.
If you would like to help, in advance, contact
Brian or Ron.
In this addition, you will find a Hamfest Flyer,
please print it out, please pass them out. If
you know of a store or someone who might be
a vendor, ask them to come, and give them a
flyer.
CHECK US OUT
Did you know, you can see allot of photos of
our club’s events on FACEBOOK. We also
post updates, and news before the news letter
comes out. What started out as an experiment
has turned out a great way to keep you
informed. As with any FACEBOOK group,
members can post comments, it is an open
group, so anyone can post pictures. Several
members are Admin’s so we monitor the page
closely. Look us up at LAPORTE COUNTY
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
We have recently been posting the printed
addition of NEWSLINE to our Face Book
Page.
Our club also has a web page at
LPCARC.ORG. If you want to sign up for
our News Letter, you can sign up to receive it
there. It also has allot of information about
our club.
Minutes of October 20, 2014
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice President John Phillips with Pledge of
Allegiance.
Each one present introduced themselves.
At the request of Secretary Barbara Cave we dispensed with reading of the minutes of the
September meeting as they had been published in the newsletter. No corrections or additions to the minutes.
Treasurer’s report by Ken Osborne
Ron made a motion to accept the report, Scott seconded, motion carried.
Committee Reports.
Dues of $15.00 a year are due January 2015.
Ballots for election of officers for 2015 were passed out. Three volunteers will tally the
ballots.
Repeater, Ken reports a problem with K9JSI last evening. Todd and Ken worked with the
software and problem was corrected.
JOTA was rained on, cub scouts we excited to talk on the air. We are welcome to come
back next year. This was the 6th year we have been there for JOTA.
All officers are retained for next year, Ron and Scott have been elected to the board.
Ron led the discussion of upcoming Hamfest on February 28, 2015. Entry Fee will be $7.00.
Table charges will increase to $15.00. There will be a change in foods and prices. Mike
will purchase a Bao Feng radio for a door prize. He will purchase additional Bao Feng
radios to be sold with the profits to the club.
Christmas party will be sat December 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Tower site. The club will
provide the main dish, members are asked to bring side dishes. We will have a White
Elephant gift exchange of $10.00 or less. A $5.00 per person donation at the door, 10 years
and under free. Soda Pop will be available, bring any other drinks you want. The party is
open to friends and family of members. Ken needs to know how many are coming to Christmas party. RSVP to the website.
Nominations for Amateur of the Year are needed by November 17 meeting. Please contact
Brian Salzer, President, by email before the November meeting.
Next meeting will be November 17, 2014 a 6:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in La Porte.
Motion to adjourn by John, Seconded by Mike, motion carried.
Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Cave.
Secretary.
LaPorte County Amateur Radio Club
ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS PARTY
EVERY ONE IS WELCOME
SATURDAY
DECEMBER 13th
6:00pm till ???
LOCATION:
The Repeater Tower Site
in the family room
This is a family event.
Family and friends are welcome.
DONATION: $5.00 for adult
children under 13 free
Payable at the door
Main Course & Soft Drinks provided:
Please bring a side dish or desert
Please RSVP
by E-Mailing the club
HAMFEST
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:00am-1pm CST
LaPorte Civic Auditorium
1001 Ridge St, LaPorte, Indiana
Vendors & Tables
Tables Reservations Contact
[email protected]
General Admission $7.00
PHONE (219) 575-8146
Talk-In 146.610 (131.8)
Tables $15.00/per
FREE PARKING
Electric $5.00 extra
Food Concessions
VE TESTING 9am
Door Prizes
per Vendor (Limited Access)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS MUST BE
PAID IN ADVANCE BY FEB. 7th
No Refunds
Reservations can be mailed to:
LPCARC
PO BOX 148
Michigan City, Indiana 46361
CABIN FEVER HAMFEST
is sponsored by the
LaPorte County
Amateur Radio Club
Visit http://lpcarc.org/hamfest
for updates and information
GET ON BOARD
JOIN IN THE FUN
WITH AMATEUR RADIO
LaPorte County Amateur Radio Club Meeting Calendar for 2014
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Meeting 20
17
17
21
19
16
21
18
15
20
17
13
Location LP
LP
LP
LP
TS
TS
TS
TS
TS
LP
LP
TS
LP= LaPorte Knights of Columbus
TS= Tower Site, U.S. 35 & Schultz Rd.
Annual Christmas Party
Sat Dec 13th
6pm
Cabin Fever Hamfest
MORE EVENTS ARE IN THE PLANNING
STAGE, WE WILL HAVE THEM
HERE AS WE KNOW THE DATES
EVENTS ARE ALSO POSTED ON FACEBOOK
As always, we need your feedback.
Do you know of an event coming up, Do you have some
news of interest, or just like to commentendar
on our news letter.
Give us you feed back!
You can reach the News Team @
[email protected]
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