Attendees: W1AN (TNX John for coffee/muffins), K1DM, W1XX (in the chair), K1HSY, K1ECU, K3IU, WB2VVV, K1JSM, K1PAD, K1SD, NG1G (late, no penalty), forget anyone?
Treasurers report de KB1RFJ via NG1G and W1XX. Still solvent. Mike was clearing the way for his tower project with a rules change at his homeowners meeting.
Contest Manager’s report de K1DS. Slow summer time, but picking up soon.
Votes were taken to catch up on the membership status of several more recent attendees, namely Dean, K1HSY, Charles, K1ECU, Chris, WB2VVV, and Rick, K1PAD…the latter having a summer residence at the unpronounceable village of “Quonnie” in Charlestown. After successfully executing the secret handshake, all were welcomed into the “official” CTRI family. Also not sure of past action or inaction, Ernest, N1EYE, was confirmed as a member. Congratulations all.
The upcoming Solar Eclipse QSO Party, August 21, was discussed. See August QST for details.
Highlight of the meeting, John, K1JSM gave a detailed report on the status of the new website, ctri [dot] club, now running in parallel with the old website. Most members have already been registered for access by John who provided details on access. This has been followed up by an e-mail to all as to access procedure. Any problems incurred can be straightened out by John with an email to k1jsm [AT] arrl [DOT] net. A rousing round of applause was given to John on the Herculean efforts on this project.
W1XX gave a shameless plug for antenna raising help at the September 16 meeting at his QTH in South Kingstown…with an early 9:30 AM arrival prior to the meeting. Bribery includes hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. Details to follow.
Apologies for any omissions…written from memory. Respectfully. — John, W1XX