2024 January Minutes

Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club

Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes

Thursday January 11, 2024


Meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm at inVenture North in Marinette by club president Jim Callow, K8IR.

Motion to approve the December meeting minutes was made by Paul Sorensen, NS8V and seconded by Tim Mellenthin, WN6KHG. The motion was accepted and carried.

Treasures Report: Mike Lemke, KD8FUE reported a balance at the end of December of $6,877.13. Motion to approve the treasurers report was made by Steven Mellenthin, K9STT and seconded by WN6KHG. The motion was accepted and carried.

Correspondence: KD8FUE received a letter from our current insurance company stating they will no longer be offering insurance to us when our policy expires. Their letter suggested a new company to take over our coverage. KD8FUE will check into obtaining insurance for the suggested company as well as ARRL.

Committee Reports

ARES Report: KD8FUE reported Robert Juhlin, W8AWF will be taking over as Emergency Coordinator for Menominee County. Doug Dooley, DK8OVR reported the parts to finish the mast installation on the communications trailer have arrived and we will need to purchase a rotary junction if we want to be able to rotate the mast.

Fundraiser Report: KD8FUE suggested that a committee be put together to plan fundraisers for this year. Contact KD8FUE to volunteer.

Yacht Report: No report

ARRL/Webmaster Report: K9STT reported the website is up to date and has had a recent increase in hits. K9STT will be updating ARRL this month with the number of ARRL members currently in the club.

Election Committee: K9STT completed his solicitation of nominations for club officers and the list of nominations was presented.

New Business

Nominations for club officers were taken from the floor. NS8V was nominated for Treasurer and KD8FUE declined his nomination for Treasurer. KD8FUE was then nominated for an At Large position. K8IR declined his nomination for President. Dan Nyman, W9DLN was nominated for President and declined his nomination for Vice President. K8IR and W8AWF were nominated for Vice President.

The following officers were elected to their positions by acclamation:

President – Dan Nyman, W9DLN

Secretary – John Goldschmidt, N9GLT

Treasurer – Paul Sorensen, NS8V

At Large 1 – Shannon Lefebvre, KD9RYZ

At Large 2 – Mike Lemke, KD8FUE

At Large 3 – Doug Dooley, KD8OVR


Elections were held for Vice President and Robert Juhlin, W8AWF was elected to the position.




Old Business

Escanaba Link: A motion was made by K9STT to pursue linking to the Escanaba UHF repeater and allocate up to $1,000 to cover the cost of completing the project. Motion was seconded by W8AWF. The motion was accepted and carried. Pete Johnson will be asked to provide a formal proposal on the project and what will be needed to proceed.

Technician License Classes: KD8OVR reported classes will be held at InVenture North starting February 7th and will run for four weeks. He has one person interested in the class at this time. Advertisements should show up in local newspapers.

UHF Amp: No update

Communications Trailer: No update

Holiday Party: RSVP on the website or by contacting KD8FUE if you plan to attend.

Rag Net: W9DLN reported the number of check-ins recorded for the past month.

InVenture North Donation: A motion was made by KD8OVR to donate $200 to InVenture North for allowing us to use their facility, and was seconded by K9STT. The motion was accepted and carried.

Jones Thank You Gift: A motion was made by K9STT to purchase a $100 gift certificate to the Landing for the Jones family for allowing us to use their field for Field Day, and was seconded by WN6KHG. The motion was accepted and carried

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by K9STT and seconded by W9DLN. The motion was accepted and carried. Meeting ended at 8:04 pm.

13 members present: K8IR, N9GLT, KD8FUE, KW5AS, W8AWF, W9DLN, KD8OVR, AA9VV, AG9P, NS8V, WN6KHG, K9STT and W8DYE.


Minutes respectfully submitted by John Goldschmidt – Secretary