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General Member Meeting April 2021

BRARA minutes for 6-April-2021

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President KO4XL at  7:17 pm. Attending: 31 Zoom participants. Each attendee checked in with name call and location.  Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activity.

Directors and Officers Present

Bruce KO4XL, Ralph W1DAR, George WA2VNV 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 John, N1QFH, accepted.

Mike also provided an update on the upcoming auction on April 17.

Membership Mike K8BQ

The table below reflects current 2021 membership

Total members 157
Regular Members 123
Pending online applications 1
Silent Keys (2021) 2
Associate members 2
Family members 24
Lifetime 6

New Members 

We welcome the following new members to BRARA

  • Israel Gotay
  • Robert Reardon KO4OBK
  • Michael Raynor KO4ONO

Silent Key

We regret to announce that Alan Preuss W4MGK has become a Silent Key

President’s Report

Bruce let the club know that going forward he will open up the Zoom session at 6:45 PM for open discussion, followed by the business meeting starting at 7:15.  The goal is to get to the presentation by 8:00.

The Board is actively working on updating the Shack reopening plan.

Winter FD results will probably be provided as an email.

Review of Upcoming Meetings

  • Next BRARA general meeting is 7:15pm Tuesday 4-May-2021 via ZOOM. Zoom opens at 6:45pm for general discussion.
  • Next BRARA Board meeting is 6.00pm Wed 14-Apr-2021 via ZOOM (2nd Wed of month)
  • BRARA Board Meeting  is 10:00 PM Sat 24-Apr-2021 via ZOOM (Last Sat of month)

Treasurer’s report Bonnie KC2JVS

Bonnie presented the treasurer’s report for March 2021

Vice President: Ralph M. W1DAR

Ralph reported that he has been able to procure a lock that matches our second set so we can change the set when ready.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

Jay reported that he has been taking pictures of the items for the auction.

Director at Large: Jerry.Z  W4BFL

No report

Director at Large: John C. N1QFH

John reported that he has updated the website, adding a new tab labelled “Shack Access”. This is a form that will be used to request Shack access in the first stages of reopening.  He also created a training video. Members are welcome to try it to see what it looks like.

Director at Large: Jeff S. K4BH

  • Jeff reported an upcoming foxhunt run by the DCARC on April 18
  • FL QSO party coming up on April 24 & 25
  • COVID in FL slight rise in numbers and positivity.
  • Two months to hurricane season

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Chair of committee working on recommendations for shack reopening.  The next BOD meeting will be dedicated to discussing the issues such as vaccination requirements.

Repeater Trustee: Lew K4LEW

No update

QSL Status Report: Ed N4II

No report

 Old Business

Auction of club surplus equipment will be on April 17 at 2 pm. Also looking for donations. Contact Mike, K8BQ

New Business

Question from a member on if we have a census of vaccinated members.  The answer is no we do not.  We do not have the right to collect HIPAA information.


Motion to adjourn by Dennis KA2TGQ, second by Jeff S. K4BH.  Business meeting adjourned at 8:06 pm.


Ralph Mele W1DAR, presented his design and installation of a HOA friendly antenna system in his house followed by a discussion until roughly 9:30 when the Zoom session was ended.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary