Fall Conference 2008
President Kevin Rahe called the Fall Conference to order at on
Members present were:
Kevin Rahe, Blue River REACT, President
Jenny Jacobson, Pawnee REACT, Secretary
Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT, Treasurer, Delegate
Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT, District 2 Coordinator, Delegate
D. Ray Brown, Blue River REACT
Phil Ward, Pawnee REACT
Minutes were handed out and read. Two corrections made on spelling of names.
Motion to accept the minutes Jeremy Smith, Grand Island REACT
2nd by Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT All in favor
Beginning Balance - Spring Conference $11.29
Check to Carrie for camping reservations (Branched Oak August 08) $150.96
Deposit Spring Conference $165.00
Deposit from Raffle sales $186.00
Service Charge $0.20
Deposit camp reservation Witherwax ($0.78 donation)(June) $35.00
Deposit camp reservation Jenny (June) $34.22
Deposit transfer from Savings $600.00
Check to Jenny Jacobson for Web Site fee for council site $12.95
Check to Carrie for TDC expenses $130.96
Check to Kevin raffle prize purchase $181.89
Check to Kevin for Duplexer for council repeater $389.50
Deposit camp reservation Kasper (Aug 08) $37.74
Deposit transfer from Savings $75.00
Check to Jenny Jacobson for paying June 09 camping reservation $113.22
(took out for Aug 08 and June 09 camping fees)
Service Change $0.30
Service Change $0.20
Deposit camp reservation Julie (Aug 08) $37.74
Deposit camp reservation Witherwax (Aug 08) $37.75
Ending Balance of Checking account $130.59
Savings Account Beginning Balance $503.98
Deposit donation from NE trucking $500.00
Transfer to Checking $600.00
Transfer to Checking $75.00
Ending Balance $332.07
*$1076.99 balance on CD
Motion to accept the Treasurer report - Jeremy Smith, Grand Island REACT
2nd by Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT All in favor
Bills - Carrie Kasper bill for Trailer plates for golf cart trailer $11.00 and $150.96 for Aug 2009 camping registration.
Motion to pay the bill Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT
2nd by Jeremy Smith, Grand Island REACT All in favor
*Reservations for 2009 camping trips need to be paid- currently $329.92 in Accounts Receivable for Council.
National Pen catalog Motion to order 250 pads to hand out at events- Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT
Naeir special report school, churches and non-profit organizations; company to join to get free stuff but must give out to other organizations.
REACT International Electronic newsletter make sure RI has correct email and website information
FRS Radio Safety Campaign email from REACT International on how to promote radios to public.
Nebraska State Council of REACT Teams cell phone # (308) 379-7570
The Nebraska State Council web page is http:www.nebraskareact.com/
The State Council e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebraska REACT List run by Kevin Rahe, to subscribe send an E-mail to
NE-REACT-Lemail@example.com and you will be added to the list.
District Three- Grand
District Four- no teams or coordinator
Capabilities list still needed from teams. Google Spreadsheet is real time on the internet and Kevin is looking into putting the capabilities list on this site. Aprils husband Chuck will work on creating a database of capabilities for Council.
Banner-no change, letters still need to be done.
Website is done, we now have a (.com) address for the council website. Jenny will look into also getting (.org) address.
Lighted Sign an axial to make the trailer has been donated, trailer bed floor made from expanded metal will be 5 X 10.
VOAD Kevin will find out if there will be a booth at the State Fair, and what help will be needed. VOAD has been telephone conferences every other meeting to cut down on travel costs; talked about Good Samaritan law.
Raffle Teams must donate prizes and have list for Feb meeting so raffle tickets can be made up and start selling at Weather Symposium and have the drawing at August campout.
Council will look at issuing IDs for members with a colored background and also at getting Vest with the REACT logo, so all members can look more the same when at events and helping each other.
Vest from Production Creek orange vest $8 and refection vest $11 or $12, Kevin will get other quotes.
CBS videos safety videos for public
FRS Kevin formatted a Press release of FRS radios for sale.
Motion for council to purchase these radios to have on hand to demonstrate/have order forms printed out Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT
2nd by Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT 3 in favor/ 1 abstained
Golf cart batteries
Go Kits Grand Island REACT looking into doing this with Hams.
Stewart Wach, Hamilton County REACT showed his pair of XRS radios for $100.00 a pair, these radios have private channels, information was also shared on REACT-L.
Truck Driving Championships will be on
Blue Rives Homestead Days events will be on
Campouts/ Executive Board meetings will be in
Teams need to get council frequency in their radios, so it is easier to communicate when helping at council events.
Next Executive Board meeting will be on December 6 via electronic form. Members need to download free program and register with SKYPE.com; will need microphone and speakers.
made to have December executive board meetings be electronic when at all
possible- Julie Brendle,
by Jeremy Smith,
Council Trac phone needs to be renewed by the end of the year; will get price quotes for Dec meeting.
February executive meeting will be on Feb 7 with a snow date of Feb 14. Teams look for places to hold meeting for free, meeting will be from to about ; look in York, Seward or Lincoln.
The meeting adjourned at