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FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday, November 21, 2023


Rat Pack/K8ZT recording on FT8 and FT4

Business meeting

Called to order by Sam KG9NG at 20:29

No minutes for October Meeting

Treasurer's report

Recent transactions include payments for Class Refreshments and Dues received
Checking Balance is $7182.77
2024 Budget presentation and discussion, return in December for vote.  See the attachment sent to QST for the draft budget and send any comments to Andy AC9CB before the December meeting.

VE Report

All those who came to the most recent regular session passed with a successful exam. 5 Tech, 1 General, 2 Extras.

Ron, K2VB would like to step down as the liaison. We are unique in that we are doing in-person exam sessions versus many VE organizations doing only online exams. It would be good to keep the sessions running.

Field Day Report

Matt is confirming the park reservation for 2024. We are planning to have a picnic.

Technician Class

A Technician Class was held October 21-22. 4 people attended the first day and 3 people on the second day of the class. All 4 people and one additional tested on the Sunday VE session. All of them passed the technician license exam.


Lloyd, N9LB fell out of a tree and is working on getting better.

Gary Berliot NG9V had been a president of FLARC in the past is now a silent key.

Peg Haese KB9LIE a previous secretary of FLARC is now a silent key.

Bradford Kleemann, WB9WHI became a Silent Key in September. Kevin Kolpitcke K9EV received his radios and sold one them at the Belvidere Hamfest. He has generously donated $250 to the club in memory of Brad.

Joe Imilkowski W9CWD is a silent key.

Pete Byfield K9VAL is a silent key in the past couple weeks.


Holiday Party - we received no interest of anyone looking to coordinate. The party will be cancelled for 2023. It is not too early to think ahead to 2024

Call for Club Officers. If you are interested in helping to run FLARC, contact the Board. During the December meeting, nominations will be open for vote at the January meeting. We will be looking for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 Board Members at Large.  If there is not a full set of officers at the next DFI Annual Report filing in mid-2024, the board that remains will look to dissolve the club.


The next FLARC meeting will be December 19th at Space Place and Zoom.

Meeting adjourned at 20:53