Posted in: General Meeting Minutes, Minutes

General Member Meeting December 2022

BRARA General Meeting minutes for 6-Dec-2022

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President, Bruce KO4XL at  7:179pm local. Attending: 27 Zoom participants.  Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activities. Members had the opportunity to provide a brief update of their activities. Tonight’s speaker is Bruce, KO4XL with an update on using the BRARA tool.

Directors and Officers Present

Bruce KO4XL Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, John C N1QFH, George WA2VNV, Ralph W1DAR, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA

President: Bruce KO4XL

Bruce reviewed the BRARA email tool and gave tips for using it more efficiently at the end of the meeting.

Secretary: Mike K8BQ

Minutes for the November general meeting have been posted on the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept the November minutes John C N1QFH. Second Jay S N2ELG. Motion carried. Currently at 186 members for 2022. New members for November; Jules Stein KB3AFH, Robert Tomsik KN4OIF.

Treasurer: Bonnie KC2JVS

Bonnie provided a financial update for November.

Treasurer’s Report November 30, 2022

December 31,2021       Available Balance              $7,777.61

October 31, 2022         Available Balance              $7,250.78

November 30, 2022     Available Balance               $6,865.33

Income:    $741.05

Income includes $11.38 from Amazon Smile and $729.67 (corrected) in Memberships

Not included: $2,599 proceeds from December 3 Auction

Expenses:  $1,126.01

Expenses include $759.95 at Costco and Publix for food, ice, paper plates, $13.91 at Party City for tablecloths, $22.76 for name badges and office supplies, $78.47 for trash can, $48.93 at Home Depot for miscellaneous bug repellent and cleaning supplies for shack, and $202 for one year post office box rental

Not included in expenses is $1500 for new duplexer for 2 meter repeater previously ordered, checks not cleared for $20.83 for gfci outlet for outside shack and $316.01 for electricity from 9/01/22 through 11/30/22, and shipping and repair of rotor (cost to be determined)

Notes: Post office box rental and electric bills reflect rate increases

Available Balance includes $3,000 cash reserve

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Lou commented that the Auction went well. He has been working with Henry WA2ROA and John N1QFH to develop a poll for the membership about BRARA.

Vice President: Ralph W1DAR

Ralph is going to weigh the packed rotor and get it ready to ship.

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

George climbed the tower and looked at the rotor. He feels the best approach to change out the rotor is to tilt over the tower. CATS will install a connector and plate on our donated rotor with an estimated cost of $350 with s/h. The duplexer is in Florida and will be picked up by Art WA8VSJ. He will try to get the satellite group together in January.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

The Auction went well. Now need to clean up the Shack and arrange things to make the storage closet more accessible.

Director at Large: John C N1QFH

John went through features on the web site. Pointed out the Winter FD signup form. South FL ARES net meets on 3940 at 7:45 am. The club needs a new Net Control for the Monday net. Contact John if interested.

Director at Large: Jeff S K4BH

Not present

Membership Chair:

Henry WA2ROA is working on a membership poll to go out later this month or early January.  He is planning a holiday lunch on December 17 at Sabai Thai at 1 pm. Please RSVP. Thanks to Lou and John for helping him with the poll.

New Business: None


Motion to adjourn by John C N1QFH, second by Jay N2ELG.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary