LARG Monthly Meeting
October 16, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 8:36 A.M. EST by LARG President Jay, KI4TXP. This meeting was held at the VFW Post 1177, Leesburg Virginia (401 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg, VA 20176) instead of the normal venue (Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 605 West Market Street) due to the anticipated attendance for the after meeting program. There were 34 attendees present. Please double-click here for the attendance roster.

Minutes from the September meeting were approved with no corrections/additions.

Jeff, KE5APC, presented the treasurer report. The Treasurer's report was approved as presented.

The following guests/new members were present:

Don Baucom (and son) - K4YND; Dick Maylott - W2YE (SPARC); Jim Purks - KF4PQL (SPARC); Gordon Miller - NQ4K (SPARC); Jeff Crawford - K0ZR; Larry Hughes - K3HE; Skip Essigmann - KJ4LBB

Note: SPARC – Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

Special Guest: Mr. Riley Hollingsworth

Committee Reports

Public Service: Jay, KI4TXP reminded everyone about the Leesburg Air Show next weekend (Saturday, 23 October 2010). Jay is still looking for operators to support various functions at the event.

Training: Jay Greeley, KI4UTB, indicated he is looking to schedule a Scout training class in November.

Old Business
: None.

New Business: Dodson, AJ4EY, presented a motion for Marcia Brown (who was unable to attend), KJ4GYH, Holiday Party Chairperson. The motion was to increase the fee for the Holiday Party from $10 per person to $15. It was presented that this change was to allow for the Holiday Party to be self-funding and present a greatly reduced drain on the club general fund. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:46 A.M. EST.

After the formal close of the meeting, Mr. Riley Hollingsworth gave a presentation on his experience with the FCC and Amateur Radio and also answered questions.

Respectfully submitted, Dodson B. Brown, AJ4EY, LARG Secretary


A reminder to all about Holy Trinity's inclement weather policy: if Loudoun County Schools are closed (or would be if it were a school day), all activities at the church are cancelled – this includes outside groups. This policy allows for parking lot clearing so snow is not packed down; and it is also a safety issue.