09-11 (November 11) Meeting Report

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The November NBARC meeting was held Wednesday November 11, 2009. In attendance were VA3BDR, VA3PC, VE3MAF, VE3MAA, VE3XKB, VE3YO, VE3KAA, VE3SCN, VA3WAC and a guest Steve Hutchinson. 1) Paul VA3PC mentioned that Dean Bottrell VE3NHT from Port Loring is a Silent Key. 2) Bob Taylor VE3YS and Bud Pearce VE3JHI are under the weather. We wish them well. 3) RAC: Paul read a couple of notes from RAC regarding leadership changes at HQ. He has posted them on the website. 4) NETS: 80M net is having about 10-12 check-ins. 5) ARES: Nothing really to report. The trailer is parked back at my place. Paul mentioned that Incident Management Systems training is available on line from the Ontario Government Website. http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/training/ims100/ims100.... . You can take an on-line test and get a certificate. 6) FLEAMARKETS: A number of us attended the York Regional Fleamarket October 24th. Good company, good food and a chance to pick up a few bargins. Great day. The next hamfest is this weekend Saturday November 14th at CFB Kingston in Kingston. 7) Contest Club: The Corbeil Contest Club (CCC) worked the CQ WW contest the weekend of October 24/25. This is a 48 hour contest. They scored 2500+ contacts in 100 countries with over 3.1 million points accumulated. The next contest planned is the RAC Winter Contest being held December 18/19th NOT 26/27th as mentioned. See the website for more details. If you are curious about contesting and what they do at the CCC do drop out sometime. They always appreciate visitors. Paul VA3PC or Ken VA3SK can give you the best directions. 8) INCORPORATION: The Incorporation is on hold. Paul is awaiting a response from RAC on the RAC insurance coverage. We MAY NOT have to be incorporated to obtain the coverage. 9) BILL VA3SPT was a little under the weather and couldn't attend. In his absence (he didn't decline) he was elected to two (2) consecutive 'President for Life' life terms. Congrats Bill. 10) CHRISTMAS PARTY: THE NBARC CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BE HELD THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2009 AT KINGS BUFFET AT 1800ET. DONATION TO THE SANTA FUND. Come out and enjoy yourself. We need 25 to 30 in attendance to get the room at no cost. Meet the people you have only talked to for the last year. 11) Howard VE3GMG wasn't in attendance and we had a rough time to close the meeting but Keeling finally spoke up. Bruce VA3BDR won the 50/50 draw. 12) The next meeting is Wednesday January 13, 2010. Mark it on your calendar RIGHT NOW. 73/DREW VE3MAF