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
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
We welcome the following new members to BRARA
- Israel Gotay
- Robert Reardon KO4OBK
- Michael Raynor KO4ONO
We regret to announce that Alan Preuss W4MGK has become a Silent Key
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
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
QSL Status Report: Ed N4II
Auction of club surplus equipment will be on April 17 at 2 pm. Also looking for donations. Contact Mike, K8BQ
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.
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary