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MARCO 2018 Annual Business Meeting

MARCO 2018 Annual business meeting MARCO website: http://marco-ltd.org Date: 2/8/2018 Start time: 8:40 AM End time: 9:40 AM Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Orlando FL (near HamCation) Attendees: KM2L – Bruce Small K6JW – Jeff Wolf N8CL – Chuck Lind KD4GUA – Warren Brown K9QA (formerly K9CIV) – Richard Lochner WB2MXJ – Joe Breault AA4FL – Jay Garlitz KD5QHV – Bernie Krasowski WB1FFI – Barry Rabin KD6EDP – Bob Smith The meeting was called to order by K9QA at 8:40 am. Treasurer: no report submitted Motion passed: change MARCO financial account from Wells Fargo to Bank of America since it is more easily available anywhere. The secretary and new president as well as Treasurer will be signatories in the account (so if one person passes away or is unavailable, there would not be discontinuity). Motion for nomination and approval of Treasurer: N8CL will be the new Treasurer. Motion for nomination and approval of Secretary. WB2MXJ said OK to being Secretary again, but with carve out of someone else handling booths and hotels at Orlando/Dayton. This was agreed to and approved. WB2MXJ will remain as Secretary Motion to have a Meeting Committee under the President to set up booth/hotels. President will appoint the members. WB1FFI and N3IM will be initial committee members. Approved. Medishare: no report submitted. W6OJB continues as Medishare director Newsletter report from KD4GUA. All is going well. KX4Z Gorden Gibby is a new member and author who agreed to write column for newsletter. WD9GET Keith Brandt agreed to write an article for the newsletter. KD4GUA discussed how he first got involved in the newsletter. When previous newsletter editor Ed Briner (sp? Call sign?) died KD4GUA volunteered to be the newsletter editor as he always had a journalistic interest. He uses Publisher software for newsletter and will forward Publisher newsletter template file he uses to Secretary and President, so...

MARCO Booth at the 2018 HamCation in Orlando

MARCO booth at the 2018 HamCation in Orlando,staffed by president elect KM2L (Bruce, left) and president AA4FL...

MARCO 2016 Annual Meeting Update

To All MARCO Members: Here’s another reminder! If you have not already done so, please let me know by return e-mail (k6jw@arrl.net) ASAP whether you will be attending the MARCO Saturday night banquet in Dayton on 5/21/2016, and whether you will be attending alone or with a significant other. I need to have a count for the hotel so we’ll have enough dinners for everyone! Our banquet speaker will be MARCO member Mike McGirr, MD, K9AJ. He’ll be speaking about his experiences as a physician on several notable DXpeditions, most recently the harrowing VP8 adventures on South Sandwich (Thule) and South Georgia. Thanks to our President Elect, Richard Lochner, K9CIV for his suggesting Mike as our speaker. Also, if you have any special items that you wish included on the Friday AM meeting agenda, send those to me, as well. I prefer to have all items for discussion listed on the formal agenda with no, or at least minimal, ad hoc stuff, if possible. (No need to send the routine items — they’re covered!) All being well, we should be able to get to the Hamvention by late morning, just in time to partake of all that wonderful (!?!) Hara Arena food for lunch… Thanks and 73, Jeff,...

MARCO 2016 Annual Meeting

Just a reminder that rooms are still available in Dayton for our annual meeting coinciding with the Dayton Hamvention.  The hotel is the Clarion Inn Dayton Airport. Telephone number is 937-832-1234.  If you haven’t yet made your reservation for the Dayton Hamvention, please do so before our room block sells out. The Hamvention dates are 5/20-22. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I need to know the Saturday night dinner count. If you want to eat, you need to be counted! If you’re going to be there, PLEASE let me know by e-mail and let me know whether you’ll be alone or accompanied. We try have an after-dinner presentation but it’s not easy to find quality presenters in Dayton who aren’t tied up with other banquets or obligations. If you have any contacts or suggestions, please let me know ASAP. All you need to do is send me the contact information and I can take it from there. 73, Jeff,...

MARCO 2015 Annual Meeting Announcement

The following is initial information for those planning to attend MARCO’s 2015 Annual Meeting. When: Friday, 3/20/2015 through Saturday, 3/21/2015. Attendees should plan to arrive on Thursday, 3/19 and depart on Sunday, 3/22. The hotel will extend the meeting rate for those wishing to stay up to several days beyond 3/22. Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach. The room rate is $169/night. The hotel is located a short cab ride approximately 7 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and is adjacent to the King Harbor Marina and Torrance Beach, a scenic location with a number of easily accessible restaurants and delightful beach walkway, “The Strand”. The hotel address is 300 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Reservations may be made online or by telephone. For online reservations, go to Marco Annual Meeting. Enter check-in date, check out date, etc.Click on room rates and the room block should come up for you to select. For telephone reservations, call 310-318-8888 or 800-368-9760 and ask for the rate for the MARCO Annual Meeting or give the group code, “MA9”. Tentative schedule: The business meeting will be held on Friday morning at 0830 at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance: http://www.wmof.com/.  A continental breakfast is planned. Friday afternoon will be free time, and a list of Southern California activities will be provided in your “goodie bag” upon arrival. We will gather as a group for dinner at a local restaurant. On Saturday, as a group activity, all attendees are invited to a guided tour of the Nethercutt Museum and Collection, a spectacular facility displaying a huge and immaculate collection of vintage automobiles, antique and functional automated musical instruments (including a stunning pipe organ), and many other valuable items. Transportation to the Nethercutt will be arranged based upon the number wishing to...

MARCO 2014 Annual Meeting

Minutes Medical Amateur Radio Council Annual Meeting May 16, 2014 Dayton, Ohio In attendance: Mary, AE4BX President; Jeff, K6JW President-Elect; Danny W4DAN, Secretary-Treasurer; Warren KD4GUA Newsletter Editor; Arnold WB6OJB MediShare Director; Bruce KM2L Director; Keith N3IM Director; Roger W8CRK Director; Bill WA9HIR Director; Linda KE5BQK Director; Chuck N8CL; Bobbie W1BEW; Bernie KD5QHV; Malin KO6MD; Richard K9CIV; Joe WB2MXJ; Chip N5RTF and Carl WA3ZZU. The meeting was called to order by AE4BX at 8:30 AM EDT. Minutes of the 2013 meeting were approved as read by W4DAN. Secretary’s Report: Danny reported that we have 205 members; almost all are paid up. Between January 2013 and March 2014 we added 17 new members. Most of these found us and joined through the Web site. Treasurer’s Report: Danny reported that when Lou WA1HGE was Treasurer, he set up two accounts. One was a CD bearing higher interest. MARCO and MediShare funds were co-mingled. Danny recommends separate accounts for MARCO and for MediShare. Our current balance is: MARCO         $11115.15 MediShare     $ 5762.78 Total                $16877.83 These funds are tied up in a local bank in New Hampshire, and we have been unable thus far to transfer them to another bank after Lou’s death. Our plan is to transfer the money to a national bank and authorize other members of the Executive Committee as signers. W8CRK will ask his son-in-law, who is a banker, for clarification as to what steps we must take. As determined at last year’s meeting, Mary will assume the duties of Treasurer upon the completion of her term as President at this meeting. Motion by Keith to move our finds to Wells Fargo. Second by Jeff. The motion was carried. Motion by Jeff to reaffirm Mary as Treasurer, for the record. Second by Arnold. The motion was carried. Motion by Mary to nominate Bobbie as Assistant Treasurer. Second by Bernie....

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