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General Member Meeting March 2021

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

Secretary’s Report

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

Total members 149
Regular Members 117
Pending online applications 1
Silent Keys (2021) 1
Associate members 1
Family members 24
Lifetime 6

New Members 

We welcome the following new members to BRARA

  • Elliot Spiro  N2HYD
  • Ellee Spiro  N2RRE
  • Dwight Woodson Jr  KO4MUZ
  • Mamie Barnhardt  KO4KFR

President’s Report

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

No report


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

No report

Director at Large: Jerry.Z W4BFL

No report

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

No update

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Chair of committee working on recommendations for shack reopening.  Should be a draft soon.

Old Business

The following items were covered:

  • Planning for an auction of club surplus equipment in April. Also looking for donations. Contact Mike, K8BQ

New Business

  • None


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.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary