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February 2017


2 Feb 2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:35p by Pres. Dick Ashworth with welcome of 9 guests and members present.
Gary Griffin presented a program on fox hunting, demonstrating an Arduino fox and accessories that he built as well as modifications to make it more efficient.  Information is posted on the NEGARC website for anyone interested.  Thanks, Gary, for a great program.

Minutes  from the last meeting were approved.

Treasurer:  $120.95 with a couple of items still to be paid.  Dues for the new year are now due and can be sent to the PO Box listed on the website.

ARES:  Next meeting will be held at the EOC in Jefferson on Feb 21 at 6:30pm
Public Service:
Feb 11 – Athens Academy Spartan 5K  9:00a
Feb 25 – Barrow Boogie, Athens  9:00a
Mar  4 -  OCMS Brave Run, Watkinsville  8:30a
Mar 18 – 2nd Annual Clover Run, Jefferson  10:00a
Skywarn:   A report was given on the skywarn training held in Banks Co.  and information was shared on the mPING program, a project designed to collect weather information from the public through smart phones or mobile devices.  There is also an initiative called Weather-Ready Nation that clubs and groups can help support.
A siren drill will be conducted on Feb 8.  Volunteers can contact Bob KE4Jll about possible assignments.

We need to check on equipment insurance.  Janna and Frank will check records for information.
May 6 will be a building and training day for Fox Hunt antennas and how to use them.  Darlene will get a price on kits for the antennas.
May 13 Fox Hunt – This is national fox hunting weekend.
Next meeting on 2 Mar 2017
Motion made and seconded for adjournment at  7:30pm
Submitted by Janna Tolbert, Sec