Thank you to all who were able to join the web conference yesterday and participate in our annual membership meeting. We actually had 25 people in attendance which is the same number we had at our March 2019 membership meeting, so very happy with that!
At this meeting, we had four director positions up for re-election. Following the meeting, the new Board of Directors met to determine what positions would be filled by whom. So please join me in welcoming our new Board of Directors!
First I wanted to say thank you to everyone for understanding and being willing to attend this Saturday’s meeting online. With that said, I’m sure many of you are wondering how this is gonna work or how do I get connected. Luckily Webex, the company we’ll be using to host this webinar already has a great video to get you started with the basics on getting connected which you can find here.
Now a couple specific things to our meeting.
When connecting, please use your first name and call sign. This will allow us to help determine who is eligible to vote.
You do not need to install any software if you don’t want to and can simply join via web browser.
You do not need to enable video if you don’t want too.
If you just “call-in” to the meeting, you will not be able to vote.
When we start voting you will see a dialog for Polls open up where you can select your vote.
Once you click submit on the poll, you will not be able to change your vote.
Please remember that the meeting will start promptly at 10:00am CST and the Webinar will open at 9:30am to give everyone a chance to connect. Please be sure to test the Webex connection prior to the meeting by clicking here. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you can connect with you phone as well.
Lastly, if you have questions this week prior to Saturday, please email me at email@example.com and I will do my best to assist you. As questions come up, I’ll be sure to add them to our FAQ’s as well.
As many of you are aware this past week the Governor declared a State of Emergency after seven individuals in the state of Wisconsin having tested positive for COVID-19 (the coronavirus). We’ve also seen recent action from many organizations suspending travel, conferences, classes and events. As part of these actions, we the Board of Directors, believe it would be best to cancel the in-person portion of our March Membership meeting and instead conduct it online via Web Conference.
If you haven’t already, please be sure to register for the Web Conference here. We are planning to conduct the meeting in its entirety online which will include voting. We will be having a short intro video in how to connect to the web conference and what to expect available on the website next week.
Please also be sure that if you want to vote and haven’t sent in your 2020 dues that you send those in using our website here. We know this is going to be different, but we hope you all understand with the ongoing threat of the virus and wanting to ensure the safety of our membership.
Thank you to everyone that has sent in their annual updates so far! We’re completely caught up as of this evening on any that have been received as of today with the exception of those that had emissions and/or system callsign changes as additional paperwork will be needed.
With all the updates received, we’ve also updated the repeater listing on the website, so feel free to take a peek if you have any questions on whether your update has been received or processed.
Just a couple reminders as well when submitting your annual updates:
If you have an emissions type change (i.e., moving to Fusion, D-Star or DMR), this does require an updated Form S before we can officially review it.
When submitting your annual update, please utilize one of the options, not multiples as it increases the processing time.
Thank you again to all those that have already submitted their annual updates! We really appreciate your help in keeping our database clean and accurate.
If you have any questions about your coordination, please email CoordinationSecretary@wi-repeaters.org.
Just a friendly reminder that WAR’s next membership meeting is next month!
If you’d like to attend, it will be held at the Ham Radio Outlet store in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 21st. Directions are on our website. Registration will start at 9:30 AM with the meeting starting promptly at 10 AM. Included in the meeting will be the election of four of the seven board member positions.
If you are unable to make it, you can also register to join here via an online web conference so that you will be able to listen in and even ask a question while the meeting is taking place. You will not be able to vote on any issue while on the audio bridge, but we will try to make sure that your question or opinion is heard to the rest of the membership. After registration, you will receive an email with information for connecting to the web conference.