SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes March 27, 2012

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes March 27, 2012

Golden Corral

144 East 21st Tulsa OK 74129

Chapter Chairman Bill Lee called the meeting to order and asked everyone to introduce themselves.

  • Approval of Meeting Minutes:

Approval of Minutes as posted on the Chapter 56 website was called for, motion was requested, and motion was made, seconded and approved by voice vote.

  • Treasurers Report:

Dale Vennes reported that the Chapter’s checking account balance as of February 27, 2012 was $4,508.54.   There were no credits or debits this month.  The checking account balance as of March 27, 2012 is $4,508.54.

  • Secretary’s Report:

Nothing to Report.

  • Frequency Coordination above 1 GHz:

Nothing to Report

  • Frequency Coordination below 1 GHz:

STL for Journal Broadcasting will be shuffling due to changing of location.

  • EAS Report:

Roger Herring reported that work is continuing on LP1 and LP2 modifications.  Time will be provided for purchasing of any new equipment needed.

  • Certification Report:

Jim Hobbs reported suggested that everyone check your certification for renewal dates.

June 1–11, 2012 for Local Chapters, Deadline is April 13, 2012.

August 3–13, 2012 for Local Chapters, Deadline is June 1, 2012.

November 2–12, 2012 for Local Chapters, Deadline is September 14, 2012.

  • Website Report :

Roger Herring reminded everyone that ENG Safety Information is provided on the SBE Website.

  • Old Business:

No movement on the Chapter Education for Networking education and certification.

  • New Business:

OAB 2012 Engineering Conference will be on April 13, 2012 starting at 8am at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.  Go to the OAB website for registration.   Did I mention the Free Breakfast and Lunch?

2012 Chapter Elections

Any Floor Nominations were asked for.  None were given.   Nominations were read and Chapter Chairmen Bill Lee called for a motion, motion was requested, and motion was made, seconded and approved by a majority of voice vote.

NEW Chapter Officers for 2012 are:

Chapter Chair: Roger Newton

Chapter Vice Chair: Jim Mertins

Chapter Treasurer: Dales Vennes

Chapter Secretary: Darin Hall


SBE is holding a National Strategic Planning Conference on Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.   They are asking the Local Chapter Chairmen to attend if possible to meet and discuss the future and assist with the course of the Society.   National recommended the local chapter if possible to assist with the cost.    A motion was made to provide reimbursement for the Chapter Chairmen to attend up to $800.00 dollars for travel and expenses.   Motion was seconded and approved by voice vote.

  •  Adjournment:

Chapter Chairman Bill Lee asked for a motion to adjourn, motion was made, seconded, approved by voice vote.

  •  Program:    

Program was presented by Ron Veerman from Evertz and showed the Evertz options for Fiber Optics including the SFP gear and the IntelliGain Loudness controller for CALM Act compliance.

Apr 5th 2012

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