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Board Meeting 28-May-2022

Date: Saturday May 28, 2022   Location: via Zoom   

Directors and Officers present:  Bruce KO4XL, Ralph W1DAR, John C N1QFH, George WA2VNV, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA

Members present: Walt W4WCD, Henry WA2ROA

President Bruce KO4XL called the meeting to order at 10:08 am local.

Officer and Director Reports

President’s Report, Bruce – No report since he’s just back.

Jay S – Camera project is complete. Waiting for programming of router. Station 1 computer waiting to be fixed, replacement in place. Bruce reported the monitor is in the back room. Barry stapled the HDMI cables in place.

George – Nothing specific to report

Secretary’s Report, Mike – Motion to accept Minutes for Board meeting on 05/18/2022 made by Jay S, seconded by Lou. The motion carried. Current membership is 169, 129 Active, 29 Family, 5 Associate, and 6 Life.

Treasurer’s Report, Bonnie – Cash received is $154.99 from memberships. and $17.37 Amazon Smile. Expenses pending are $183.52. This is the quarterly electric bill for $163.53 and $19.99 for 1 year Google storage. Pending expense $481.07 for Radiator Grille

Lou – A/C update. Eldred A/C isn’t interested. Priority One is the only bid and they are very expensive. It was decided not to get a maintenance contract, but rather save for a replacement. John C suggested a motion to set aside a reserve fund for A/C. After discussion it was decided that it made more sense to add to a general reserve fund rather than have separate reserves for equipment and A/C. John C made a motion to increase the BRARA reserve fund from $2000 to $3000. Lou seconded the motion. Jay called the question. The motion carried.

VP Report, Ralph – A set of cavities was seen at Dayton for $750 that might meet our requirements. He has the seller information to find out more information about it. George commented that it seemed like a hybrid ring duplexer and may not provide enough isolation. Ralph reported that Mike Rose has requested a key and he will arrange to get him one. The June speaker is David Borenstein KA2HTV on his remote station. July speaker is from NOAA.

John C – Web site is status quo

Jeff S – not present

Henry – His recommendation for the club lunch is Sophia’s Pizza by WaWa on Atlantic. It was decided to hold it on June 18 at 1 pm An email will be sent asking members to RSVP. He also suggested a tutorial on how to sign up for Amazon Smile.

Old Business

Shirts and Badges

Barry Gardner KO4FBU found an embroidery place that only had a $75 setup charge for our current logo. Doesn’t do badges or hats. Memebrs would deal with them directly.

John C reported that the SignMan will set up a club page on their web site to order directly from them.

New Business – None

Miscellaneous Discussion

Walt – Trying to get a copy of the County gate key to have in case they lock the gate improperly and end up shutting us in.

Bruce won’t be able to make FD. Neither will Jay S.  Ralph said that he could run the July meeting if needed for Bruce.

It was suggested to hold the end of month Board meeting on June 18 at the Shack before the lunch, since the last Saturday is Field Day.

Next BOD meeting 6/8/2022/ at 6 pm.

Motion to adjourn by John C second by Jay S.  Meeting adjourned at 11:22 am local.

Respectfully submitted

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ/ Secretary