CARC MEETING MINUTES

Monday, February 05, 2018

CVFD Training Room – 7:00 p.m.

 

  I.  Call to Order  Meeting called to order @ 7:07 PM

 

  II.  Roll Call

Present were: KL2XZ Dick Groff, KL4DN Katherine Mead, KL4HF James Thorne, KL4FE Mark Meredith, KL1AL Ralph Bullis, KL4AE Carolyn Roesbery

 

  III.  The Reading of our Purpose

Katherine Mead read the Purpose.

 

  IV.  Approval of Agenda for February 5, 2018  

Moved: Mr. Groff; Second: James Thorne to approve the February 5, 2018 agenda.  Motion passed.

 

  V.  Approval of Minutes for January 8, 2018 

Moved: Katherine Mead; Second: Carolyn Roesbery to approve January 8, 2017 with grammar changes.  Motion passes.

 

  VI.  Treasurer’s report

Bob reported CARC balance on 2/05/17 to be $566.34.

Carolyn paid $60 cash annual dues. Mr. Groff paid $60 by check (2073) annual dues.

2018 Budget was approved by members.

 

 VII.  Communications 

  I.  Anchorage radio club changed availability for tests and emails have been sent CARC members.

 

VIII.  Committee Reports none

There are currently no committees.

 

  IX.  Emergency Coordinator Report  

Tomorrow will be the ARES conference call.  Ralf recommends listening in to the conference call.  Ralf stresses the importance communications and praised ARES during the 22 Jan. 2018 Tsunami warning.  The most important thing in responding to an emergency is communications and to have good networking. 

 

  X.  Unfinished Business

  I.  Finalization of goals, objectives and overall activities for 2018

 

  II.  The Wave-

April 13th is available per Cathy Sherman at Cordova Center.  April 14th is the scenario The Wave.  Katherine is POC for The Wave movie at the Cordova Center.  Ralf will be emailing Katherine information he has gathered.  The scenario is mainly table top with some hands on.  CARC will do damage assessment and radio contact with state EOC and other stuff.  A committee for the Wave scenario - Carolyn, Mr. Groff, Katherine, and Mark.

 

  XI.  New Business

  I.  Discussion of priority trainings/activities related to emergency preparedness

How can CARC be more involved in RACES and ARES during emergency?  City would have to authorize CARC if we want to do RACES.  Two main things that are important – radio member should be at shelter and radio member should be with CERT members.  A radio member should also be with EOC. 

 

Let us look at EMCOM for everyone and even nonmembers (if they pay it for themselves).  Set a process for everyone to follow.  Have a CARC roster with members and phone numbers that everyone should have.  Encourage license ham radio people not connected to CARC to get involved during emergency.  The club should work on creating policies and/or SOPs for emergency.

 

 XII.  Good of the Order

  I.  Next Program

March is Mr. Groff concerning TBD

April is James Thorne concerning grounding

May is Bryan Mills with Raspberry Pie

 

XIII.  Next Meeting Time

Next meeting will be Monday March 12th, 2018. 7:00 PM

 

XIV.  Adjournment  

Moved: Mr. Groff Second: Katherine Mead to adjourn at 8:46 pm. Question was called.  Unanimously passed.