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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....

MARCO 2013 Annual Meeting Announcement

The following was received from MARCO President Mary Favaro, AE4BX, on June 10, 2012: After making adjustments for the busy schedules of the Marco group and hotel availability, we now have a firm meeting date and the contract signed. It will be held April 26-28 2013 at the Breakers Resort in Myrtle Beach. There was a disconcerting delay receiving the contract after I thought everything was finally settled. Turned out they were sending it to another client, Dr Mary Mathis of the BellSouth group. I made more noise, the secretary sent a copy to my Email, made out entirely to the wrong person and listing the wrong Email, but to MARCO and for our dates nevertheless. They apologized enough times to make me think that was not their usual modus operandi so on we go. The hotel has a website: www.breakers.com. Rooms may be reserved individually and will give you a choice of condos, oceanfront rooms and suites and ocean view rooms. They will range from $99 – 129 per night. They have three buildings on the ocean and rooms are in all three buildings. I brought a list of local attractions to the Dayton meeting (yes we have more than golf). If anybody would like the page faxed I’ll be happy to oblige. Come early and stay late. Myrtle Beach is a jolly and fun place. And of course perfect weather will be a personal...

MARCO 2012 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Notes The 2012 MARCO Annual Membership Meeting took place in Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with Hamvention, from May 17 to May 20, 2012. Our headquarters shifted to the Airport Holiday Inn. This proved to be a very convenient location, although the ongoing landscaping project provided everyone with unexpected olfactory stimulation. Yep, that was genuine fertilizer, alright. On Thursday evening, those of us on site in time gathered for drinks and dinner at the hotel. It was good to greet old friends. On Friday Morning, Linda KE5BQK conducted the annual business meeting. The minutes of this meeting are included below. We adjourned late in the morning and headed to HARA Arena. The weather was so good that many of us thought we had come to the wrong place. We were treated to sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70’s to low 80s. There were some interesting new toys to view at Hara Arena. The show-stopper was Flex Radio’s new Flex 6000 series. All of the required computing power has been moved within the case of this rig, so one needs to run only a simple interface program on the external computer. This allows simple remote operation of the radio. The top of the line model is powerful to be shared by several operators at once. Slick! The new Kenwood flagship radio was on display under glass. It was hefty, looked beautiful all lit up, and had more controls than the space shuttle. Yaesu also introduced a new model HF transceiver. Ten Tec is coming out soon with a nice QRP update of the Argonaut. The BIG BUY of the weekend was by KD5QHV/KE5BQK, who will soon own a new SteppIR beam. K6JW, KD5QHV and AA4FL made heavy purchases – they each will lug home a Vibroplex Cube, the new paddle affixed to a 6 pound base. N5RTF...