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The regular monthly meeting of the PALESTINE/ANDERSON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - K5PAL was called to order at 7:00pm Tuesday January 4th, 2022 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was a pot luck dinner meeting. Gary Grimes, W5GEG, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were seven (7) members and two (2) guests, for a total of nine (9) persons present.



The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting.  The current Treasury Balance is $4077.58                                                                 


There were no applications for membership.



NET CONTROL:                


                                February 7th            Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                February 14th          Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

                                February 21st          Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                February 28th          John Gleason, K5JVG



Monthly Speaker: There was not a speaker this month.




                Ken Ives, N5LUD, has been listening to the new VHF portable he won at the Christmas Dinner.

                Jerry Bolton, KI5RHR, has been enjoying participating in the nets and has been traveling up north.

                Darrell Brooks, KA6HMH, just moved into the area and is interested in getting involved locally.

                Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, continues to decode Radiogram, participate in the AmRRON SCRaT nets and is diving back into CW.




                 ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that there were no call outs or activations this month, but encourages members to keep their equipment ready for any upcoming bad weather we may have and the problems associated with it.


                VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there were no VE sessions this month and said there could be one set up at any time needed for new and upgrading Amateurs. Gary Cotton has notified Jeff that there may be some interested in getting their Technician licenses and would let him know of their prograss.


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie, McReynolds, W5IAK, reported not having to mow the lawn for the club meeting and that the yard looks good. The blades still need to be replaced in the near future. The mower deck part was supplied by Ken, KI5JRY and will be installed in the tilted mower deck.  We are still looking for a good used refrigerator to replace our old one.


                FIELD DAY: Winter Field Day is our next event on the last full weekend of January, 2022, which will be the 29th and 30th. Vice President Gary Grimes reported the event will be held at Westwood Baptist Church with the Pecan Orchard as a backup location. There will be a planning meeting at 10am on January 15th, in the Clubhouse to finalize the plans for the event.

                TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT:  Project Night meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Due to scheduling conflicts, there were no Project Nights in December.


                OLD BUSINESS:  Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was not held this month. The next PITP will be January 30th, and will be on the hill or at Whataburger depending on weather conditions. There will also be the February board meeting after PITP. The annual Christmas Party was held at Marios and 19 people were able to attend. Door prizes were given out by drawing and Alan Wacha, KD5IZV(SK) was posthumously awarded the 2021 Ham of the Year Award. Ken Bratz, WA5JUM(SK) was awarded the 2021 Elmer of the Year award which was accepted by Patsy Bratz. The room was a little crowded and noisy due to other patrons and some hope for the availability of Prontos next year.


NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business for the club to take up.




The Cowtown Hamfest will be January 14th and 15th, 2022

The Greater Houston Hamfest will be March 5th, 2022

No word yet on the Rayne and Belton spring hamfests


Club patches are available at $3.00 each.


Randy Bell, N5RSB, presented the club with window decals the club can use as a fundraiser. The suggested donation is $5 per decal. They are multi-color and are based on our cloth patch.


The Next Meeting will be February 1st, 2022. This will be not be a dinner meeting.

 Dorothy McReynolds, W5DJM, made a motion to close the meeting and Bart McReynolds, KE5WEG, seconded it.


Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2021-2022       





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