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2017 VOI Board of Directors

President WA7ZZS Larry Bickham
Vice President K7MYU Mike Dunlap
Past President ND7L Don Lynn
Treasurer WV7I Tony Baca
Sr. Director N7UBO Tim Rynearson
Jr. Director KD7KKC Steven Blanchard
Communications Director W7DVR Doug Rich
Membership Director KI7CZR Gordon Wilmoth
Technical Director KF7SSF Will Coleman
Secretary KM7MMG Leslie Walt
Public Events Coordinator N7UBO Tim Rynearson
Web Master W7DVR Doug Rich
Field Director KE7YEM Frankie Cooper

Thanks to Pat Odom N7PAO for her many years of faithful service as Membership Director!


Org Chart

Organization chart

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General duties of the officers of the Voice of Idaho ARC, Inc.

President:
• The highest elected and Chief Executive Officer of the Voice of Idaho ARC, Inc.
• Sets direction and oversees the operation, contracts, and contractual obligations
• Makes board appointments to fill non-elected club positions.

Vice-President:
• Elected officer next in rank to the president
• Serves as president in the president's absence. • Responsible directly, through delegation or committee for the format and execution of the club ’s public outreach meetings
  o General Membership Meeting, Annual Picnic, and Field Day
  o ISC is not an included responsibility.

Immediate Past President:
• A constitutional officer of the corporation sitting on the Board
• For continuity of operations the former/prior president fills this position. • You are not elected to this position directly but were first elected to the office of president
• Provides guidance to the president and board and will usually be assigned to finish a carry-over assignment
• Oversees the annual VOI election process

Treasurer:
• Elected to administer the financial assets and liabilities of the Voice of Idaho ARC, Inc. as directed by the Board of Directors.

Directors– at-Large:
• There are two “at large” elected directors on the board
• Each director is elected for a period of two years
  o For continuity purposes each term is staggered with one new director positon elected each year
• The incoming (Jr) Director is responsible for overseeing and scheduling the Thursday night general purpose net>

The term Senior (Sr) and Junior (Jr) is not used in the constitution. However we use these terms to identify which director position is being discussed, e.g. we always elect a new (junior) director annually. This person will become the senior director when we elect a new junior director.


Board Meeting Minutes

Feburary 2017

Voice of Idaho Ham Radio Club, Board meeting minutes for Jan 31, 2017

Attendance report:
President: Larry Bickham present
Vice President: Mike Dunlap present
Treasurer: Tony Baca present
Director: Steven Blanchard present
Director: Tim Rynearson absent
Immediate Past President: Don Lynn present
Membership Director: Pat Odom present
Technical Director: position vacant
Communications Director: Doug Rich present
ISC Director Gordon Wilmoth present
Secretary: Leslie Walt present

Larry called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.

Larry solicited suggestions for a person to fill the Technical Director position. Several were proposed.

Larry reported that the position of ISC Treasurer has been filled by John Sager. Bank access for him is set up, as well.

Doug proposed VOI Board meeting minutes be posted on the VOI website. Agreed.

Mike announced the topic and speaker for the February meeting, and the for March and April.

Mike presented a proposed Field Day budget. $300 for food and drink was approved, and there was discussion of various location options and their costs. It was agreed that 1. Tony will hold the Settler’s Park reservation for now, but not pay yet. 2. Larry will ask Don to speak to the Meridian Mayor about a discount or waiver of that fee based on VOI’s public service and non-profit status. 3. Don’s offer of his own property for a location may be accepted, depending on the answer from the Mayor.

Mike said he has an idea for Field Day Coordinator and will pursue it.

Linda reported on her efforts so far to develop the Elmer program – no one has responded yet.

Mike proposed developing liaison relationships with members of other clubs who are also VOI members. These liaisons would carry club news in both directions. There were concerns about how VOI would be represented to the other clubs and how VOI might maintain consistency-of-message. The Board asked Mike to begin with a few clubs and report on how that goes.

Pat reported that around 50% of VOI’s roster actually paid their membership dues this year. Tony noted that is consistent with previous years.

Tony reported total assets in cash, checking and savings of $16,748.07, with a few outstanding obligations, which he was authorized to pay.

Steve reported progress on reactivating the VOI net and that he has at least one name of someone interested in being Net Control.

Larry adjourned the meeting at 8:15 and an ISC planning meeting followed.

Leslie Walt, Secretary.


January 2017

Voice of Idaho Ham Radio Club, Board meeting minutes for Jan 31, 2017

Attendance report:
President: Larry Bickham present
Vice President: Mike Dunlap present
Treasurer: Tony Baca present
Director: Steven Blanchard absent
Director: Tim Rynearson absent
Immediate Past President: Don Lynn present
Membership Director: Pat Odom absent
Technical Director: position vacant
Communications Director: Doug Rich present
ISC Director Gordon Wilmoth present
Secretary: Leslie Walt present

Larry called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.

Larry requested and collected suggestions for VOI goals for the 2017 year. Then he solicited suggestions for a person to fill the Technical Director position.

Larry reported that the request discussed last month for temporary use of our D-Star repeater will be resubmitted later in more detailed form. The request was received from Gary W7JZU to use the club’s 2 meter portion of the Dstar repeater.

Mike announced the topic and speaker for the January meeting. Then he collected ideas for future meetings and shared his own. The picnic date was set for Aug 19, Don will direct. The Christmas party will be directed by Doug.

Mike presented a proposed VP’s budget, and it was voted and approved. He also announced a new Elmer program for the club, and that Linda will direct it.

The Treasurer reported a total of $17,580.54 in deposits with no outstanding bills.

Don bought a radio from Dale, a VOI member in need of quick cash. Don wondered if the club would like to buy it from him for use as a loaner or to sell. Tony will research and advise if there would be any legal or tax difficulty if VOI should agree to sell it back to Dale at the same price at some time in the future. Then VOI will decide whether or not to buy it from Don.

The meeting adjourned at 8pm.

Leslie Walt, Secretary.
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