Sunday, 1 June 2014

Minutes of the May 2014 General Meeting

Meeting held at the Sharon Temperance Hall. The meeting was called to order at 19:30. Chaired by Chris VE3NRT
  1. Introductions completed. 41 members and 7 guests in attendance
  2. Motion 2014-05-06-01 by Brian VE3IBW to approve the minutes of the April 1st General Meeting as published in the Splatter Blog, seconded by Brad VE3HII. Motion carried.
  3. AGM – All attendees were reminded that the AGM will be held next month and that volunteers are needed for the BBQ, and to chair the AGM elections for 5 new members
  4. Treasury – John VA3JI - No transactions in April
  5. Field Day – Steve VE3UT
    • Need some idea of the numbers to plan for food
    • There will be a military presence although less than last year as they have been asked by other clubs to attend their field day activities
    • 80m station to be located further south
  6. Bylaws – Eric VE3EB - Members are encouraged to review the proposed bylaw amendments prior to the AGM. The bylaws are available from the club secretary (Chris VA3DXZ). To request a copy, please email
  7. Public Events – Eric VE3EB
    • New GMAIL calendar will be made available. For more information members can email
    • Upcoming events are:
      1. MADD Poker Ride May 25
      2. Girl Guide Rally May 31
      3. Aurora Street Festival June 1
      4. Mt Albert Sports Day (Parade and Run) June 6&7
      5. Ontario Medical First Response Competition June 14
      6. Field Day June 28&29
      7. Sharon Temple Canada Day celebration July 1
      8. Tentative - Sher St Kits Event July 1
      9. Newmarket Jazz Festival August 1-4
      10. Al’s Ride August 3
      11. Remembering Renata Walk – Raising Awareness for Eating Disorders August 24
      12. Sharon temple Illumination September 5
  8. Hamfest – Geoff VA3GS - Saturday Nov 1st has been confirmed
  9. Property – Rob VE3RQB
    • Storage Container – Looking into an alternative supplier. Hope to have purchase completed next week
    • Tower Trailer – Waiting for access to new tower to get trailer modifications underway
  10. Meeting adjourned at 21:35
The club would like to thank Dr. Paul Delaney from York University for his fascinating talk entitled “A Quick Taste of Modern Astronomy”

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