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Board Meeting 13-September-2023

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023   Location: Zoom   

Directors and Officers present:  Ralph W1DAR, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, Jeff S K4BH

Members present: Henry WA2ROA

Vice President Ralph W1DAR, called the meeting to order at 6:06 pm local.

Secretary’s Report: Mike K8BQ

Minutes for August 9 and August 26 meetings posted to the Blog. Jay moved to accept the August 9 minutes, seconded by Ralph. Motion carried.  Jay moved to accept the August 26 minutes, seconded by Ralph. Motion carried.  BRARA currently has 190 members. Radiator Grille motion passed August 9 to charge $5 starting the next Radiator Grille. Discussion to change that to charge starting next year and request donations for the next one this year. Lou motioned to override the motion to start charging for the Radiator Grille and replace it with to request donations for the November 2023 Radiator Grille by web, at the November meeting, or in a bucket at the event. Starting 2024 there will be a charge for attending the Radiator Grille. Ralph seconded the motion. The motion carried and will replace the previous motion passed on August 9.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie KC2JVS

Cash Flow September 13, 2023

December 31,2022 Available Balance $9096.26
August 31, 2023 Available Balance $10,740.83
September 13, 2023 Available Balance $10,693.76

Income: $33.81
Income includes $33.81 in memberships
Expenses: $80.88
Expenses include $74.77 for check printing and $6.11
Not included: $458.11 of expense checks not cleared. $370.19 for director’s insurance and 87.92 for
LP bottles
Above amounts include reserve funds of $5,000
Balance available for operating expenses $5,235.65

President’s Report: Bruce KO4XL

Not present

Member at Large: Jay S N2ELG

No date chosen yet for the next auction. Planning to be after snowbirds return. We have a donation from Rick.

Vice President’s Report: Ralph W1DAR

We have a speaker for our October meeting. Michael Walker from Flex Radio

Membership Chair: Henry WA2ROA

Henry reported that not many have signed up for the September lunch.  Lou suggested Victor’s Indian Palace for October. We could order off the menu or have the buffet. Brunch will be October 28. We need a replacement for Henry’s friend Artie to help with buying supplies for the Radiator Grille. Ralph volunteered to help. A go/no go Zoom call will be planned the day before at 9 am.

Member at Large: Lou K4LA

Lou will help with the sale of the 990S radio. Andrew will create the ad for QRZ. Jay and Barry cleaned up the rig and took new pictures. We’ll ask for $4975 to start. Lou needs a copy of our application for Director’s insurance.

Member at Large: Jeff S K4BH

So far, so good as far as the weather goes. We still need to keep our eyes open.


Suggested group activities for BRARA

  1. Trip to Dauer Automotive Museum
  2. Attend model train show in November
  3. Club bus to Orlando. Possible group meal as well
  4. Kit building project

Mike will add the first three to the weekly mailing requesting replies and suggestions.


Henry has had a number of inquiries about training and exams. Jeff can do a set of classes on Zoom. He needs to update for the latest exam for General. Is there interest in online testing? How would we go about it? ARRL VEC charges $15 for exam. Laurel is no charge for exam. We currently do not have a Laurel VE team leader for BRARA.

Motion to adjourn by Jay S, seconded by Lou. Meeting adjourned at 7:16 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary