LARG Monthly Meeting
January 15, 1999

The January 15th meeting of the L.A.R.G. was held at The Leesburg Police Station on Plaza St., Leesburg at 8:30 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Norm Styer, AI2C, president. There were 24 members in attendance. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a welcome to all newcomers. The treasurer's report was given and accepted. There is a balance of $484.65 in the treasury. The Secretary's Report was read and accepted.


Balloon Committee

Norm, AI2C, said the next launch is scheduled for April 15, 2000. There will be a balloon committee meeting at 6:00 P.M. on January 26, 2000 at the Purcellville Library.

Constitution Committee

The club voted unanimously to accept two changes to the club constitution.

By-Law 3

Meetings Regular meetings shall be held each month unless changed by the general membership. Special meetings may be called by the president upon the written request of any five club members. Notices shall be sent to members concerning special meetings and the business to be transacted. Only such business as designated shall be transacted. Such notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less than 24 hours before the meeting.

By-Law 4

Dues A regular monthly assessment of a $1 per member ($12 per year) and $1 per year for all additional club members from the same immediate family, is hereby assessed in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the constitution for the purpose of providing funds for expenses.

Contest Committee

John, W4AU, said that he will be giving a presentation on how maximize scores in contests at the February meeting. John also gave out the contest rules for the club contest that Gary, NC4S, proposed. The contest starts today. John will be announcing when the designated operator will be operating in the monthly newsletter.


Meeting Place for February

Ray, K4AJA, announced that February's meeting would be held at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Purcellville.

ARRL License Plates

Mark, N3GMW, passed out information about ARRL license plates. Three-hundred-fifty people need to sign up for these plates in order for them to be made. The charge will be $20.

Tiger Cub Amateur Radio Demonstration

LARG will put on an amateur radio demonstration in February for Tiger Cubs in Hamilton sponsored by Dale Cabaniss, KD4LSL.

Antique Car Poker Run

Paul, N4PD, said he had been asked by Don Stinette of the Douglass Community Center, if LARG would provide communications for The Antique Car Poker Run to be held in June. In appreciation for our help, the Douglass Community Center would put LARG's logo on tee shirts and in flyers advertising this event. They would also set up a table for the club during the event. Several club members expressed an interest in doing this.

Jack Spinks

Charlie, K4LJH, circulated a get-well card for Jack Spinks, a former club member, who has prostate cancer.

Election of Officers

The club elected a new slate of officers for the coming year: Ray, K4AJA, President, Dennis, KF4TJI, Vice-Presidnet, Carol, KF4TJJ, Secretary, and Tom, NA4MA, Treasurer.

Club Program

Frank Mackey, K4EC, the Virginia Section Emergency Coordinator for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Officer, spoke to the club on, "Emergency Communication in Virginia As It Relates to Amateur Radio". Mr. Mackey showed a video and spoke about the amateur radio support during Hurricane Floyd in southern Virginia.

Attenuator Project

After the meeting, those who purchased attenuator kits will go to the home of Dennis, KF4TJI, and Carol, KF4TJJ, to start building the attenuators. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the LARG will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2000 at the Masonic temple in Purcellville.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Dluehosh, KE4RTP, Secretary

February 19, 2000