MINUTES OF MARCH 2019 MEETING
March 21, 2019 (ARCLight-20190321.pdf)
NOTE: THIS IS A PROPOSED DRAFT PENDING ADOPTION BY MEMBERS PRESENT AT
THE NEXT REGULAR CLUB MEETING.
The Enid Amateur Radio Club held the March monthly meeting Thursday evening, March 21, 2019, in
the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 220 W. Pine Avenue, Enid, OK.
MEMBERS and guests present: S. COTTER/KD5EUS, MURROW/K5AO, J. SCOUTEN/KG5CWV,
B. KECK/K5ECI, D. PLANK/KE5PQY, F. CROUCHER/KF5BZR, D. LOCKE/KC5SI, C.
SAULS/WA5RZJ, E. MURPHY/KG5ZTF, B. NOKES/W5EIY, G. SPILLMAN/KF5CUT, J.
J. Scouten, 2018 Club President, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m..
Health and Welfare--
J. Scouten asked for Health and Welfare concerns. None discussed.
Minutes of previous meeting--
Last minutes posted were November meeting. No action taken on this item tonight.
• Motion by ____ second by ______ [CARRIED, unanimous] to accept the minutes of the
________ meeting as distributed and as posted to the EARC website. (ARCLight-_______.pdf).
Club Treasurer advised financial status. The Club ultimately received $500.00 from Visit Enid for
EARC's providing traffic to Enid from outside the immediate Enid area to the 2018 Hamfest.
• Motion by R. Murrow second by S. Cotter [CARRIED, unanimous] to accept the Treasurer’s report.
The Board of Directors met on 12 March 2019. At the meeting B. Nokes/W5EIY (2022) was elected
Board Chairman, A. Fox/KD5BA (2021) was elected Board Vice-Chairman, R. Murrow/K5AO (2020)
was elected Board Secretary also in attendance was Board Member D. Plank/KE5PQY (2019)who
escaped unscathed. The fifth Board of Director (2023) seat is currently vacant.
The Board addressed the Constitution and having officers within a Board of Directors and whether
there was a need for Club officers as called for by the Constitution and the time of year elections are to
be held. It was the consensus of the Board that there should be two sets of officers and to recommend
to the Club that the election process be moved from September thru November to March through May.
Club officers elected in May would take office in June and serve through May the following year.
The recommendation to move the election date was presented to the Club membership and was
unanimous in favor of the date change amendment.
Because the Club did not accomplish the fall election of Club officers, the Board Chairman contacted
the following individuals to determine a list of nominees proposed for office in 2019. The following
individuals have agreed to serve as the Club Officer indicated if elected during the May monthly
V. Sanders/W5MFM, President
E. Murphy/KG5ZTF, Vice President
B. Keck/K5ECI, Treasurer
R. Murrow/K5AO, Secretary
G. Spillman/KF5CUT, Board of Directors (2023).
A number of other topics were informally discussed.
The enidarc.org web page was among the most lengthy of discussions. The Club agreed that it would
be appropriate for J. Thompson/K0KJT to look in to the current page and other possibilities that may
allow for more attention catching solutions for on-line or social media exposure.
2019 Field Day, Saturday 29 June 2019, is tentatively expected to be held at Meadowlake Park at one
of the available pavilions if available. V. Sanders/W5MFM is coordinating Field Day with ARRL for
2019. There are a number of alternative sights should Meadowlake not work out. There is a $75.00
fee for the use of the preferred pavilion which will be covered by donation.
Possible changes to the EARC Constitution were discussed in generallity. The change to election dates
will be accomplished as a formal change to the EARC Constitution. To simplify the process any other
changes determined appropriate should be made at the same time. If you have ideas for changes or
recommendations for changing the EARC Constitution please contact one of the EARC Board
The EARC members are encouraged to review the attached spreadsheet and determine where you
would be agreeable to
Motion by S. Cotter seconded by D. Plank [CARRIED, unanimous] to adjourn at 8:18 p.m..
Rick Murrow/K5AO, 2018 EARC Secretary