BRARA minutes for 2-March-2021
The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President KO4XL at 7:05 pm. Attending: 30 Zoom participants. Each attendee shared their current status, projects and helpful information.
Directors and Officers Present
Bruce KO4XL, Jeff K4BH, Jay N2ELG, John N1QFH, Lou K4LA, Bonnie KC2JVS, Mike K8BQ
Motion by Jay N2ELG to accept February minutes as posted, second by Art WA8VSJ, accepted.
Membership Mike K8BQ
The table below reflects current 2021 membership
We welcome the following new members to BRARA
- Elliot Spiro N2HYD
- Ellee Spiro N2RRE
- Dwight Woodson Jr KO4MUZ
- Mamie Barnhardt KO4KFR
Bruce would like to run fairly quickly through role call so that we’ll be ready for our guest at 8:00.
Review of Upcoming Meetings
- Next BRARA general meeting is 7:00pm Tuesday 6-Apr-2021 via ZOOM
- Next BRARA Board meeting is 6.00pm Wed 10-Mar-2021 via ZOOM (2nd Wed of month)
- BRARA Board Meeting is 10:00 PM Sat 27-Mar-2021 via ZOOM (Lat Sat of month)
QSL Status Report: Ed N4II
Jay N2ELG gave net update for DMR Tech Net
Treasurer’s report Bonnie KC2JVS
Bonnie presented the treasurer’s report for February 2021
Vice President: Ralph M. W1DAR
Director at Large: Jerry.Z W4BFL
Director at Large: John C. N1QFH
John reported the simplex exercise information is on the website. Next exercise is March 6 at 11 am. Wednesday night net practices with digital modes such as FL Digi
Director at Large: Jeff.S K4BH
Jeff is part of the committee to reopen the shack. Looking to minimize risk.
Need to start thinking about emergency preparedness. March is three months to hurricane season. Time to start checking out equipment, stockpile non-perishable items, clean tracks for shutters. Don’t forget ARES/RACES training.
Repeater Trustee: Lew K4LEW
Director at Large: Lou K4LA
Chair of committee working on recommendations for shack reopening. Should be a draft soon.
The following items were covered:
- Planning for an auction of club surplus equipment in April. Also looking for donations. Contact Mike, K8BQ
Zoom meeting ended after presentation at 9:33 pm local time.
Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, presented a virtual tour of W1AW and answered questions about the station and its history.
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary