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General Membership Meeting July 2023

BRARA General Membership Meeting minutes for 11-July-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: 22 Zoom participants.  Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activities. Tonight’s speaker is Sammy Hadi, from the National Weather Service in Miami.

Directors and Officers Present

Bruce KO4XL, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA

President: Bruce KO4XL

The A/C in the Shack has been replaced. Thanks to all who donated and enabled BRARA to do this quickly.

Secretary: Mike K8BQ

Mike reported that the June minutes have been uploaded to the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept Jay S N2ELG, seconded byLou K4LA. Motion carried. New members Chris Maltese W4LUC and Aurora Figueiredo WD4AGF. Currently have 188 members.

Treasurer: Bonnie KC2JVS

Treasurer’s Report June 30, 2023

December 31,2022 Available Balance $9096.26
May 31, 2023 Available Balance $8,193.24
June 30, 2023 Available Balance $14,128.39

Income: $6,104.15
Income includes $178.36 in memberships, $55 from auction not previously cleared, and $5,870.79
donations for new air conditioner.
Not included: monies collected for group antenna purchase.

Expenses: $169
Expenses include $41.85 for gas for generator on Field Day, $48.15 for Field Day pizza and $79 for
Word Press plug-in for website annual renewal
Not included group antenna purchase, and cost of new air conditioner

Available Balance includes $5,000 cash reserve

Bonnie also provided a cash flow report from July 1 to 11.

Cash Flow July 11, 2023

December 31,2022       Available Balance               $9096.26

June 30, 2023                Available Balance               $14,128.39

July 11, 2023                  Available Balance               $17,700.80

Income:    $ 3,698.41

Income includes $102.62 in memberships and $ 3,929.60 for air conditioner.

Not included: $500 for Atwater Kent radios and $35 in membership not deposited

Expenses:  $126

Expenses include two rolls of stamps purchased before rate increase.

Not included:  $7,800 for new air conditioner not cleared, $370.19 quote for director’s insurance.

Above amounts include reserve funds of $5,000

Note:  total received marked for air conditioner appeal for June and July is $9,800.39

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Lou acknowledged Bonnie’s efforts and all those who contributed money and effort to the A/C replacement.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

Worked with Bruce to build an I5 machine for the Shack to replace a failing one. We need more radio stuff for the fall auction.

Membership Chairman: Henry WA2ROA

We currently have around 30 signed up for the lunch 7/29 at Mama Mias. Planning to try a Columbian restaurant in August. Henry has a copy of the proclamation from the County for Amateur Radio Week.

Miscellaneous Discussion:

Bruce reported that the FD submission has not yet been completed. He plans to get it out before the deadline.

Mike announced that the Platinum Coast ARS will be holding an in-person class in safe tower climbing in August. Bruce suggested putting it on


Motion to adjourn by Jay S N2ELG, second by Lou K4LA.  Meeting adjourned at 7:34 pm. Presentation by Sammy Hadi followed.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary