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December 2014 BARC VE Session Results

Five applicants came to the December 2014 BARC VE session and all five passed exams.  Two applicants upgraded and three qualified for new licenses.  John Griffith, N4JPG, Wilmington, NC, upgraded to Amateur Extra and Bobby Pace, KM4FJJ, Aulander, NC, upgraded to General.  Bobby passed the Technician at the October BARC VE session and he joined the Brightleaf ARC at the December session. 

Eron Earley-Thiel, Greenville, passed all elements to qualify for the Amateur Extra license, Charles Credle, Belhaven, passed elements 2 and 3 to qualify for the General license and Christopher Sattealey, Winterville, passed element 2 to qualify for the Technician license.  They are waiting for their new call signs.  Congratulations to all for their accomplishments.  

The VE's that attended were VE Liaison Steve Horne II, KB5B, Dan Wallace, K4HMW,  Richard Campbell, W4JNC, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Joseph Swigert, N4JNC, and Dave Langley, W4YDY. 

The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for February 17, 2015. 

BARC Ham of the Year - K4ZYD

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Mike, KD4MTT, (L) presents plaque to Terry, K4ZYD

Terry Monday, K4ZYD, was honored with a plaque for the Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club Ham of the Year.  Terry has served as 2014 BARC President and was elected to serve another term in 2015. 

Mike Langley, KD4MTT, was Master of Ceremonies at the December 2014 Christmas party.  Mike also presented certificates to John McCoy, K4KBB for OM of the Year, Elizabeth Ballenger, KI4BIU for YL of the Year and Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, for Elmer of the Year.  

Certificates were also presented to 2014 BARC officers, Call sign trustee, W4TEP, Equipment Chairman, W4JNC, Publicity Chairman, W4WTM, Event Chairman, KG4NSC, Ham Chatter & Web Editor, W4YDY, and Volunteer Examiners, Ted Bertrand, KI4PWX, Dave Langley, W4YDY, Thomas Styron, KB7L, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Richard Campbell, W4JNC, Byron Highland, K4BMH, Terry Monday, K4ZYD, Dan Wallace, K4HMW, and Steve Horne, KB5B.   Steve is the new VE Liaison.  Some were not present.  Mike also introduced the 2015 BARC officers. 

A great meal was enjoyed by members and their families.   Thanks to Terry and his wife for bringing in the beverages and table fixings.   Thanks to them and the other ladies for setting up the pretty tables. 

Terry, K4ZYD, started a new program to get more participation in the club by awarding points for activities such as calling in the weekly BARC net, acting a net control, elmering, doing a program, and many other activities.  Terry had envelopes for those that earned points with a ticket for each point.  Those that had tickets did not have to be present to win.  A ticket was drawn and the winner, David Erwin, W4DLE, won a 250 dollar gift certificate from Ham Radio Outlet.  It pays to participate in the club! 

Tickets were drawn for the six Poinsettias that decorated the table.  As usual, the party is always a lot of fun with members and families getting to know one another better. 

2015 Dues

Membership dues for BARC are due January 1.  Those who have not paid their dues will not be listed on the roster and will be removed from the Ham Chatter mailing list starting in April. Membership dues are the same as they were in 2014 and are as follows: 

Regular Member $20.00
Family Member $2.00
Associate Member (Non-Licensed) $5.00
Honorary Member $0.00
New Hams: 18 and younger (1st year) $5.00
New Hams: 19 and older (1st year) $10.00

Please mail your dues, along with the member application form if there are any changes to: Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 8387, Greenville, NC 27835. We are requesting that you send the application form in so that we can have your correct information on file. The form can be downloaded from http://www.w4amc.com/application.pdf. If anyone has any questions concerning their membership status or their dues, please email Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, BARC Treasurer, at n8aha @ hotmail.com  (remove spaces in email address). 

Thank you for your support and participation in BARC.

BARC 2015 Officers

The BARC 2015 officers were elected by acclamation at the November club meeting.  There were no other nominations. The 2015 club officers are:

President: Terry Monday, K4ZYD
1st VP: Gerry Clayton, K4IDD
2nd VP: John McCoy, K4KBB
Secretary: Erv Davis, KK4HHY
Treasurer: Jeff Meyer, K4DKW
2 Trustees: Richard Campbell, W4JNC and Morris Lewis, AK4MU

They were introduced at the Annual Christmas party on December 9.
 

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