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General Membership Meeting June 2023

BRARA General Membership Meeting minutes for 6-June-2023

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President, Bruce KO4XL at 7:15pm local. Attending: 26 Zoom participants.  Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activities. Tonight’s speaker is Lou Alfonso K4LA, with a presentation on his Antarctic trip this year.

Directors and Officers Present

Bruce KO4XL, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, George WA2VNV, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA, Jeff S K4BH, Ralph W1DAR

President: Bruce KO4XL

We are working on resolving the issues with the A/C in the Shack. It is 12 years old and has been having problems for a while. Ron Ratoff has offered to help with the BRARA website.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

I’ve been working with Ralph creating a list of items for the next auction. I’m also working with Bruce to set up another computer. It needs a power supply.

Secretary: Mike K8BQ

Mike reported that the May minutes have been uploaded to the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept Jay S N2ELG, seconded by Jeff S K4BH. Motion carried. New members Larry Handwerger N2LH and Stanley Lieberman. 177 members. Bruce mentioned that we are looking for volunteers to run the Monday Night VHF and monthly Simplex nets.

Treasurer: Bonnie KC2JVS

Treasurer’s Report May 31, 2023

December 31,2022 Available Balance $9096.26
April 30, 2023 Available Balance $6,609.18
May 31, 2023 Available Balance $8,193.24

Income: $2,567.55
Income includes $102.62 in memberships, $35.53 from Amazon Smile, $17.40 from United Way, and
$2,412 from auction.
Not included: monies collected for group antenna purchase.

Expenses: $983.49
Expenses include: $ 530.46 for Spring Radiator Grille, $23.26 for computer keyboard, $79.96 for
fiberglass tube, $116.95 for bandpass filters, and $233.26 for headphones for stations 3 and 4
Not included group antenna purchase

Available Balance includes $5,000 cash reserve

Sent County current insurance certificate for this year.

Director at Large: Jeff S K4BH

Hurricane season is here. Make sure your equipment is ready. ARES and RACES needs volunteers.  Gold Coast testing is the 3rd Saturday at 10am. Location is the 1st Christian Church of Wilton Manors.

Vice President: Ralph W1DAR

Art and Barry repaired the donated amplifier. Hasn’t been tested yet. Art and Mike went up to the repeater

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Donations to the club are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(3). Donations of money or equipment will be acknowledged.

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

Fiberglass tube completes the cross arm for the satellite station.  Mike reported the APRS radio is out of the repeater site. Also measured reflected power of main antenna.


Motion to adjourn by Jay S N2ELG, second by Jeff S  K4BH.  Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm. Presentation by Lou K4LA followed.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary