Posted in: General Meeting Minutes

General Member Meeting – September 2020

Director Attendance

Bruce KO4XL, Patrick KE4OBV, Jeff K4BH, John N1QFH, George WA2VNV

Minute of Silence

The meeting opened with a minute of silence in memory of member Jackson Quarquesso KM4MFZ who passed away this morning as the result of a freak diving accident.  Jackson was the son on John Quarquesso KE4JQ who is also a member.  This was followed by discussion among members remembering Jackson

MINUTES for 1-September 2020

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President at approx. 7:10 PM. Attending: 28 zoom participants. Each attendee shared their current status, projects and helpful information.

Secretary’s Report


Minutes are on website.

Motion to approve August minutes Jay N2ELG, second John, N1QFH


Total paid members 155
New members 6
Pending online applications 2
Silent Keys 8
Associate members 2
Family members 26
Lifetime 2

New Members 

We welcome the following new members to BRARA

  • Bruce Berenson WB2LSU
  • Thomas Clements W6WGT
  • Mike Pilgrim K5MP
  • Jose Berrios Ko4FPM
  • Joseph Steinberg WA3OPX
  • Stephen Yacullo KB2NQN


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2020 Dues

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

Website and Other items

John N1QFH, has updated the website using WordPress.

President’s Report

Reviewed Upcoming Meetings

  • Next BRARA meeting is 7:00pm Tuesday 6-Oct-2020 via ZOOM
  • Next BRARA Board meeting is 6.30pm Wed 9-Sep-2020 via ZOOM

Bruce reported that he has the FD results submitted by the members who participated and is reviewing them.  We had a number of members who participated.  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.

He reminded members that if you want to participate in an emergency you need to have completed current training

QSL Status Report: Ed N4II

No report

Vice President’s Report

Jeff W4AEQ – No report


Jay N2ELG gave net update for DMR Tech Net

 Treasurer’s report

Month end balance July $3193.83
Emergency fund balance $2,000.00
Pending and outstanding expenses 0.00
Current month expenses $174.97
Projected future expenses $0.00
Deposits $83.66
Deposits Pending and not posted $0.00
Total deposits $83.66

Director at Large: Jerry.Z W4BFL

No report

Director at Large: Jeff.S K4BH

Jeff recently completed the EC001 course and recommends it highly. He gave an example from Irma where somebody tried to self deploy.  You need to train, go to meetings and keep current.

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

  • Request of who is interested in setting up a remote station at the shack


Mike Pilgrim K5MP,  presented information on how to sign up for and use the new BRARA mail list.


With no further association business, meeting was adjourned at 9:38 pm local time.  Motion to adjourn Jay, N2ELG, second Jeff, K4BH

Respectfully submitted,
John Cole N1QFH, Secretary