Jul 192015

The 2015 Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm at the Clay Center in Brookline.  Sixteen active members were in attendance.  Current president Nick W3BER opened the meeting. There was role call, greetings, passing of 2014 meeting minutes, reports on events of the current year, and election of officers.

We welcome new officers Kevork KB1ZAW – President, Kenneth KC1AHI – Vice President, Kripa KC1DYW – Treasurer, and returning officers Bob K5TEC – Secretary, Bruce N9JBT – Educational Advisor, and Marek KB1NCG – Technical Advisor.

The new president appointed the following non-officer positions: Science Advisor – Forrest AB1LG, Club Emergency Coordinator – Marek KB1NCG, Ham Shack Supervisor – Marty , Net Control Coordinator – Nathan KC1CFU, Club Events Coordinator – Ron KC1AHJ, Field Day Coordinator – Marek KB1 NCG, QSL Coordinator – Will K1WBE, Contest Coordinator – Jeremy KB1REQ, VE Coordinator – Marek KB1NCG, Members-at-Large – Rishi KC1BKX, Ananya KC1DJW, Noah KC1CZT, Andy KC1DAZ, Elio KC1EDC.  New non-officer positions were created an appointed: Fox Hunt Coordinators – Adam KC1CJP and Will K1WBE, Outreach Coordinators – Nick W3BER and Nathan KC1CFU, Ham Shack Control Op Mentor – Bruce N9JBT.

In other business discussed, the date of the annual meeting was set in July 2016, date TBD, and it was decided that annual meetings will no longer be held at the Boxboro convention as in the past.  Time for regular meetings was discussed and it was decided that we should hold a holiday gathering in December for the benefit of all the youth members away at college.  A discussion of NETS and Youth NETS confirmed that the regular NET will stay on Tuesdays at 7:30 and a new state-wide Youth NET on Tuesdays at 7:30 on the MMRA repeater network will commence on July 30.  There was some discussion about keeping dues at $0, about reviving the ByLaws Committee, about continuing the Youth Emergency NET that was created last winter, and about creating a collaboration between CC-ARC and NE1AR (New England Amateur Radio Inc.). The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

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