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August 2015

NEGARC Meeting Minutes

Meeting held on 6 August 2015 was called to order at 6:30pm by Pres. Dick Ashworth with 12 members and guest present.

Mike Rivers, KI4KCB, presented the program.  He heads the Red Cross activities at UGA football games and gave an overview of what those involve.   Hams are greatly appreciated for providing communications for Red Cross volunteers and are encouraged and invited to participate.

Treasurer:  $265.24 general fund, 383.38 repeater fund.  16 members, 15 households

Public service:  
Aug 8  Coach Mike 5K 8am  Athens
Aug 29 Primal Rush at Crows Lake, 5K 10K and half marathon.  7am
Sept 5  UGA Football begins.  Noon kickoff

Repeater:  New repeater should be here in Sept and the repeater building is in need of some repairs.

Skywarn:  No activations

ARES:  There will be a digital training session held on Sept 12 from 1-7:00pm in Braselton.  Members are encourage to download the programs for DRats, Winlink and FLDigi.

Old Business:  Field Day 2015 was a success, especially the food.  Thanks Darlene and Gary and everyone who contributed to the feast.   PR was very good this year, with several newspaper articles and radio programs.  Also, the GOTA station was a plus, even in the rain and wind.  Suggestions were made for better documentation of bonus activities and sign-in sheets.  Also, there was a need for a schedule for operators with a printed schedule at each station. 
Motion made for adjournment at 7:33pm