Bylaw Changes To Section 9.01

We are posting this per our by-laws.  At the January meeting we voted to approve when the annual audit was to be done for club.  The bylaws state the audit should be done in October.  The board of directors made a motion to the club to move the audit to January of each year.   An amendment to the bylaws had been drafted and can be viewed here (Click Here).  We will vote to finalize and approve this amendment at the March meeting.

If there are any questions, please contact either Don or Scott.

Flash Back In Time!

This image was provided by Howard Olsen and in the picture is Larry Filzen. Larry is seated in bottom of photo in the middle. Howard is the 3rd person standing left to right.

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds to U.S. House Passage, Heads to U.S. Senate

Just 10 days after being introduced, the 2017 Amateur Radio Parity Act legislation, H.R. 555, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week on unanimous consent under a suspension of House rules. The bill’s language is identical to that of the 2015 measure, H.R. 1301, which won House approval late last summer after attracting 126 co-sponsors, but failed to clear the U.S. Senate last fall as the 114th Congress wound down. The new bill, again sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), was introduced on January 13 with initial co-sponsorship by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), who chairs the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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Robert Marshall Norman – K4GRD

ORANGE PARK, FL – Robert Marshall Norman, Sr. (K4GRD), 73, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, with his beloved wife beside him.
His love for amateur Radio helped to guide his profession and life for over 50 plus years. He belonged to Florida Amateur Radio Transmitting Society, Winter Haven Amateur Radio Club, American Radio Relay League (life member), Lakeland Amateur Radio Club and Orange Park Amateur Radio Club. He was a devout Christian and belonged to Island View Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar Newton Norman and Dorothy Robinson Norman. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn M. Jones-Norman of Orange Park; son, Robert Marshall Norman, Jr. (Mickey); daughter, Kimberly Norman Hardy (Bobby); grandchildren, Zachary Norman, Sybella Norman and Gracie Norman, all of Lakeland, FL; mother-in-law, Mary C. Forbes of Orange Park, FL; brother-in-law, Richard Forbes (Lisa) of Monticello, GA; step-son, William Allyn Crooms (Christina); step-grandson, Jesse Crooms of Middleburg, FL and many other loving family members and friends.

A memorial services for Robert will be held 11am Monday, May 23, 2016, at Island View Baptist Church, 900 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL. A fellowship will follow at the residence.

The family requests memorials in Robert’s name be made to the Orange Park Amateur Club, P.O. Box 1029, Orange Park, FL 32067-1029.

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