October Meeting October-4-2013
The BEARS October 2013 meeting was held October 4, 2013 at the Montpelier Fire Station. Those present were: John Lusk, Shirley Rex, Steve Nate, Gary Roberts, Bill Stock, Joe and LeAnne Larsen and Keven and Jocelyn Nield.
The minutes were read and approved. In accordance with the club bylaws, Keven asked Joe, LeAnn and Gary to be the committee to recommend new officers to be elected for the coming year.
We have been invited to participate in a nation-wide Simulated Emergency Test (SET) being initiated by an Oregon based ARES group. It will be held, Saturday November 2nd from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Mountain Time.
Activating inactive Hams were discussed. Joe suggested making an emergency procedure and plan and giving a copy to the inactive Hams.
Keven gave a power point presentation on emergency and radio preparedness. He began by reading an article about the help Ham Radio operators gave in the recent flooding in Colorado.
LeAnne suggested having a short training with each net. Joe encouraged us to take some online NIMs and AARL training to help prepare us for possible deployment. Suggestions were made to let people know when and where the nets in the Bear Lake Valley are taking place.