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General Member Meeting – August 2020

Director Attendance

Bruce KO4XL, Patrick KE4OBV, Jeff K4BH, John N1QFH, Jeff W4AEQ

MINUTES for 4-August 2020

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President at approx. 7:05 PM. Attending: 27 zoom participants. Each attendee shared their current status, projects and helpful information.

Secretary’s Report


Minutes are on website.

Motion to approve June minutes Lew K4LEW, second Jay N2ELG

Motion to approve July minutes Jeff W4AEQ, second Jay N2ELG


Total Active members 145
New members 3
Pending online applications 4
Silent Keys 7
Associate members 2
Family members 24
Lifetime 2

New Members

  • John Teahan KB2MPX
  • Sam Wilfond WS4BSA
  • William Waters W7GKF


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2020 Dues

Membership Dues and renewals have been extended until the board announces the new date.

Website and Other items


President’s Report

Reviewed Upcoming Meetings

  • Next BRARA meeting is 7:00pm Tuesday 1-Sep-2020 via ZOOM
  • Next BRARA Board meeting is 6.30pm Wed 19-Aug-2020 via ZOOM

Bruce reported that he has the FD results submitted by the members who participated and is reviewing them.  He also updated members on the shack reopening status.  The shack will remain closed until COVID-19 begins to improve.  We do have an approved plan for when we do reopen.

QSL Status Report: Ed N4II (forwarded by Fred KB4EE)

New LOTW confirmation E44WE, Palestine now 289 DXCC

Vice President’s Report

Jeff W4AEQ – No report


Jay N2ELG gave net updates

 Treasurer’s report

Month end balance July $3,285.14
Emergency fund balance $2,000.00
Pending and outstanding expenses $174.97
Current month expenses $347.01
Projected future expenses $0.00
Deposits $0.00
Deposits Pending and not posted $0.00
Total deposits $0.00
PayPal activity transferred to bank account TBA

Director at Large: Jerry.Z W4BFL

No report

Director at Large: Jeff.S K4BH

Jeff shared his preparations and experience with near miss from Isaias. Thanked those who prepared in case they were needed.

Repeater Trustee: Lew K4LEW

No update

Director at Large: George.S  WA2VNV

No update.

Old Business

The following items covered:

  • Next BRARA meeting is 7pm Tuesday 1-September-2020 via ZOOM
  • Tuesday Breakfast Net at 9am on 145.29 (-) PL110.9
  • NBEMS has moved from Monday to Wednesday night at 8:00PM on the 145.290 machine

New Business

  • None


Robert Molleda,  National Weather Service Miami/South Florida “Preparing for Hurricane Season in South Florida”


With no further association business, meeting was adjourned at 9:08pm local time.  Motion to adjourn Jay, N2ELG, second Fred KB4EE

Respectfully submitted,
John Cole N1QFH, Secretary