WWDXC Board Meeting 03/28/2005 In attendance Roger W7VV Denny W7SNH Jim K7WA Joe W7QC Dick K7BTW Pat W7GTO Herb W7ZF Elsie N7YX Hillar N6HR Kirk N7UK Marina N7LSL Brian N9ADG Meeting called to order at 1855 Minutes were approved from the last meeting. Correspondence 1 Application for the fiendishly difficult NAANY award received Membership No new member applications received, it is close to the annual renewal time. Jim will send renewal forms to all members active in 2004, some from 2003. There was further discussion on renewal criteria. The renewal notices will go out at the end of April Roster No email roster has circulated yet. Five renewals were received at Puyallup Treasurer's report 2 dues payments were received in February. The Repeater rent was paid. Old Business A check for the VU4 relief/operation was being sent to the appropriate people via Hillar at Visalia. DX Cluster - THe cluster repeater is moving to Mike Mraz's house Card Checking - N7UX is looking for someone to take over the card checking duties New Business Member and Rookie of the Year awards Nominations were taken, and the board voted on the recipients of these awards. Bylaws Hillar has received input from members of the board, and will be redrafting and resending out a new version of proposed new bylaws. They could be voted and accepted by the board as soon as April, after which they will be presented to the membership as a whole for discussion and voting. The President will set a date and time for the membership meeting in which the potential new bylaws will be presented. Next Meeting: April 12 - Elks Club in Lake City - Subject: VP5W Club's special service status - The Secretary will review and renew for this year. Club repeater - the President took it upon himself to coordinate with Herb, W7ZX, regarding the club's repeater activities. WWDXC representation at Puyallup - Consensus is that we could use a new banner and expanded promotional activities at next year's Puyallup hamfest. Suggestions were discussed to show videos, have the Salmon Run results available, be able to renew/sign up members on the spot, etc. Marina will provide information to the board (AFTER THE ECOM conference) regarding how to get a great looking banner made. W7DX QSL Cards - disscussion ensued on what to do with the response to incoming QSLs for club operations. Consensus was that future club- call operations will be strongly encouraged to provide electronic logs in a format tbd but likely ADIF to the club call QSL chairperson, who for this year will also be the secretary. It was also suggested that the user of the club call be responsible for responding to QSLs for their operation. WWDXC Web Master - to better recognize the work done on the club's behalf, the position of "webmaster" for the club was established, with WA0RJY in this position. Packet Cluster Chairperson - In a similar move, a new role of "Packetmaster" er, Packet Cluster Chairperson was established, Mike Mraz taking on this role with the move of the equipment to his location. Field Day - Herb will update the board with the plans upon his return from vacation in Arizona. DX Convention - since there are many people known to be going to the Portland DX Convention, it was thought that it might be fun to try to get the group to go as a whole through the use AMTRAK (or some other means) -- however upon investigation, it was found that AMTRAK wasn't convenient to the location of the convention, and parking in Seattle wasn't particularly easy either. Unless someone steps forth to organize, people will be on their own to get to the show. Salmon Run - There was a desire expressed to get out more PR early for this event this year.