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  • 01/11/2021 08:40 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The family of a former club member, Ken Stecker W8SS, is looking for any parties interested in his station. Ken was president of our club in 1957, he became SK in 1988. His grandchildren are in the process of trying to clean up the family home. Paul, Ken's grandson, has sent some pictures of the station the collection of vintage radio gear. There is a substantial amount of stuff. As Paul and his sister work to inventory and formulate a plan of action. He has invited any MCRC member to the Dearborn home to look around and see if there is gear that you would be interested in.


    They would like to sell as much of the equipment as possible. Ken's son, Paul's father, is struggling with dementia. Funds from the sale of the radio gear will be used towards supporting their father's health care. 


    If you have any interest in looking at the equipment or helping Paul and his family identify and sell the equipment, please contact Jim - KD8HFX for Paul's contact information.


  • 12/06/2020 15:47 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    New items have been posted for sale on the members swap page. 

    Interested members should contact KD8HFX@gmail.com

    Member Swap Page

  • 11/07/2020 21:49 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks, I have decided to suspend all exam sessions until further notice.

    We hope to resume our exams on March 13, 2021.

    Most of our team is in the high risk age group and I am not willing to put ourselves or others in danger of contracting this horrible virus.

    Woody Kirkman N8MWQ
    VE Liaison


  • 11/05/2020 20:01 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The club is currently accepting nominations for the board position of Secretary. 

    Anyone interested in running for the position should submit their name and the name of a supporting member. To the president of the club president@w8mrm.net

    The Club will be accepting nominations until December 20th. Voting will for the candidates will start on December 21st and run until the end of year. Following our online voting procedure. 

    73-KD8HFX

  • 10/26/2020 21:02 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The NWS has posted their Fall 2020 Newsletter.  It can be found here:

    https://www.weather.gov/media/dtx/spotter/Spotter.pdf

  • 08/22/2020 11:31 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The club has been contacted about a 40' ham radio tower for sale in Huntington Woods. They are asking $200 

    If you are interested in the tower or finding our more information I can put members in contact with the seller, email me KD8HFX (at) gmail.com

    73 - Jim KD8HFX


  • 08/04/2020 07:54 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, you should have received an email this morning with a link to cast your vote on the Motion of Resolution of Continued Governance, August 2020.

    If you haven't received an email. You can cast your vote here

    http://www.w8mrm.net/Sys/Poll/16541

    Please remember that voting is only open for members in good standing. If you are unable to vote please contact Jim - KD8HFX. 



  • 07/31/2020 08:32 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors has put forth a Motion and ask that the membership discuss and cast a vote.

    Resolution of Continued Governance, August 2020

    The Board of Directors, in consideration of the current State of Emergency and COVID-19 pandemic, respectfully ask the membership to extend the term of the currently serving Board to the General Membership Meeting in October of 2021 at that time a new Board will be elected per the current rules and by-laws.
    For the governance year of 2020-2021, (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021) members are free to call for a vote of "no confidence" and present a motion to the membership to open nominations for a change in leadership. 

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    YES vote means the current Board will stay in place and a new board will be elected in October of 2021. 

    NO vote means the motion does not pass and elections will take place in October 2020 as scheduled. (A protocol for nominations and elections to be determined.)

    07/31/2020 Begins the discussion period for this motion. Public discussion can be found at this link. 

    http://www.w8mrm.net/Motion-Discussion/9136910

    Members will receive an email on Monday 08/03/2020 with a link to cast their vote. Voting will be open for seven (7) days. 

    Results of the vote will be posted on the website.

  • 07/23/2020 20:28 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members of the Motor City Radio Club.

    At the board meeting on July 10, 2020 (held via video conference) the members of the Board discussed the struggles the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to our organization. Not least of which the upcoming nominations and elections of officers. Normally we would be opening nominations for officers at the September meeting and casting vote for those positions at the October meeting. Due to current restrictions in place for in-person meetings it has become obvious that another option needs to be presented.

    To that end, the board unanimously agreed to the following process of handling voting and motions:

    * Membership can cast votes electronically through the W8MRM website.

    * All motions will be published on the website and emailed to the membership.

    * A three (3) day discussion and Q&A period will follow each motion. A forum will be set up on the website for members to ask questions and debate the motion publicly.

    * Following the three (3) day discussion period, a voting period of no less than seven (7) days will be provided for members to cast their votes online.

    * After the polls close, the total number of votes cast must be greater than or equal to a quorum of the membership. (Required total votes for any particular motion will be published as part of the motion. And shall represent a quorum of members at the time the motion is published.) Motions that fail to receive a vote total greater or equal to a quorum will not pass.

    * Members wishing to make a motion must do so via email to at least three (3) members of the board. All motions made this way will then be presented to the membership for a vote.

    The tool used on the website allows only members in good standing to cast a vote. All of the votes cast on the website are SECRET. If for some reason you are unable to cast your vote electronically, you can mail in a "ballot" indicating what motion you are casting a vote for and if you are voting yeah or nay for that motion. Ballots must be sent to the club's PO box and need to be received before the voting period has expired.

    We will be sending out a test vote so you can familiarize yourself with the process. If you have any questions please reach out to KD8HFX@gmail.com


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