AMSAT Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

This agenda will be varied as needed based on availability and last minute developments.  It will be open to the general membership to the maximum extent possible.  A PDF version is available for download here:

BoD 2013 Agenda Rev A


AMSAT Board of Directors Agenda
October 30 & November 1, 2013
Marriott Hobby Airport Hotel, Houston, TX
Room: “Pasadena”

Revision “A” Version


Thursday, October 30th

 Opening Issues

08:00  Welcome and Facilities                                   Barry Baines, WD4ASW
08:05  Agenda review                                                Barry Baines, WD4ASW

Election of Officers                                                   Barry Baines, WD4ASW

 08:10   President, Executive Vice President, Vice-President Operations, Vice-President Engineering, VP of User Services, Secretary, Treasurer, and Manager

Tactical – Executive Team Reports

08:20  President’s Report for 2013                            Barry Baines, WD4ASW

08:40  Secretary:                                                        Alan Biddle, WA4SCA

-Approval of prior minutes
-Report for 2013

08:50  Treasurer’s Report for 2013                            Keith Baker, KB1SF

-Accept the 2012 Review
-Appoint a review firm for 2014
-Report on Overall Finances

09:30  Regulatory Issues                                            Barry Baines, WD4ASW


10:00 “15 minute” coffee break

10:15   Manager’s Report for 2013                             Martha Saragovitz

10:30   Operations Team Report                                 Drew Glasbrenner KO4MA

-IARU Region 1 Proposal

10:50   AMSAT Lab Update/Storage                         Lou McFadin, W5DID

11:05   User Services Team Report

-AMSAT Journal                                            Joanne Maenpaa, K9JKM
-AMSAT News Service                                  Joanne Maenpaa for Lee, KU4OS
-Weekly Satellite Report                                Barry Baines, WD4ASW
-Field Operations                                            Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK
-Dayton Hamvention                                      Alan Biddle, WA4SCA for Steve Belter, N9IP

12:00   Lunch Break (1 hour)                                      Martha Saragovitz

Tactical – Executive Team Reports (Continued)

13:00  Education Outreach                                         E.Mike McCardel, KC8YLD

13:20   ARRL 2014 Centennial Convention              Barry Baines, WD4ASW

13:35  ARISS-US                                                       Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

14:15 ARISS International Report                             David Taylor, W8AAS

14:30   HamTV on ISS                                               Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
Lou McFadin, W5DID

15:00   “15 minute” coffee break

15:15   AMSAT Symposium Planning                       Barry Baines, WD4ASW

15:30   AMSAT Logo                                                 Alan Biddle, WA4SCA

15:40   AMSAT Store                                                 Alan Biddle, WA4SCA
Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P

16:00   AMSAT’s Website &                                     Alan Biddle, WA4SCA
Electronic Services                                      Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P

16:45  “15 minute” coffee break

AMSAT Engineering and Discussion Topics

17:00   Project Fox Engineering                                 Tony Monteiro, AA2TX

18:45   Break for Dinner-Room TBD                         Martha Saragovitz

Finance and Budget

 19:45   AMSAT’s Financial Trends                            Keith Baker, KB1SF

-Performance Review

Open Session

20:15   Initial 2014 Budget (First Cut)                       Keith Baker, KB1SF

21:00   Adjourn for the day

Friday, November 1st


BOD Members and Invited Guests ONLY

08:00  Employee Evaluation/Compensation Review Barry Baines, WD4ASW

09:15  Future Launch Opportunities                          Frank Bauer, KA3HDO


09:45   IARU Satellite Coordination                          Hans Van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV

10:50 “10 minute” coffee break

Additional Items

11:00  Finalize Budget                                               Keith Baker, KB1SF

11:45   Atta-boys and Girls                                        Tom Clark, K3IO

12:00   Adjourn-Lunch for Board Members and Senior Officers