Crandall House, Ashaway, RI
Meeting was brought to order at approximately 11:25 am by president John W1AN
Members in attendance: NG1G, KA1GEU, KA1VMG, K1DM, KS1J, W1XX, W1AN, W1PN
Committee & Officer Reports
HiPwr 1st place W1AN 3.8M , 2nd place K3IU 3.7M
LoPwr 1st place KS1J 1.7M, 2nd place W1WBB 1.5M
QRP 1st place W1IG 92K
The NEQP had pretty good club participation but needs more next year. This report started a ragchew about “just wait ’till next year ….”
There was a wide ranging discussion of whether and how to manage the swap meet.
W1AN reserved two poolside rooms at Boxboro convention hotel as no suites were available. One could be used for sleeping and one as a hospitality room if hotel will make furniture alterations. A total of six or seven people could sleep in the two rooms.
Jim KS1J posed the question: “Should the club expend so much effort, either for our own benefit (hospitality suite, info table, raffle sales) or for the convention’s (parking direction, etc.).” After some discussion it seemed to be th consensus that we should.
Pat NG1G commented that the convention gets smaller every biennial and through it all CTRI CG has participated more than any other organization. We should continue.
W1AN will converse with hotel about arranging facilities in the rooms.
NG1G will coordinate volunteers
Moved (W1XX/K1DM) Contingent upon finding a volunteer to handle the raffle that no more than $300 from the treasury be allocated to raffle items. Passed without dissent.
No word on a club logo update.
A committee was formed (NG1G, K1DM, W1AN) to study the desirability of a club station at the US Coast Guard Academy or other venue and report at a future meeting.
Meeting adjourned at about 1:30pm.
Ed Haskell, W1PN, Secretary