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Board Meeting 18-October-2023

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023   Location: Zoom   

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

Members present: Henry WA2ROA, Barry KO4FBU, Fran KD2CRH

President Bruce KO4XL, called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm local.

Secretary’s Report: Mike K8BQ

Minutes for September 23 BOD meeting has been posted to the Blog. Jay moved to accept the September 23 minutes, seconded by Ralph. Motion carried.  BRARA currently has 190 members. We currently have 195 members.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie KC2JVS

Cash Flow October 18, 2023

December 31,2022       Available Balance               $9096.26

September 30, 2023     Available Balance            $10,599.46

October 18, 2023          Available Balance            $10,701.57

Income:  $270.79

Income includes   $270.79 in memberships

Expenses:  $168.68 

Expenses include money for bookcase

Not included: $ 87.92 for LP bottles not cleared

Above amounts include reserve funds of $5,000

Balance available for operating capital $5,613.65

Sale of 990   $3,919.91 in, $469 to Ralph for shipping not cleared

Meter reading – Kirk Brooks reached out about our lack of recent payments. Walt was apparently unable to send information to the County for quite a while. Bonnie will forward forms to Barry who will send information to Kirk. Bruce will serve as backup.

The Kenwood has been sold and the money is in PayPal. We have not received acceptance from the buyer yet so we will leave it in PayPal for now. Ralph made a motion seconded by Jay, to send Joyce $3000 if the sale completes succesfully. The remainder will be kept by BRARA after reimbursing Ralph for shipping and insurance costs. Lou asked if she has authority to act for the estate. We need to know who to make the check out to. Motion carried unanimously.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

The link for the DMR repeater to the internet is not working. Mike is setting up to meet with Art to check it next Tuesday. We have received additional donations for the auction. The current plan is for high priced items from Walt’s shack will be sold by his family.  The plan is to clear out the ham equipment and antennas November 11 and bring them to the Shack.

Barry KO4FBU

The County is not doing weed eating and the grounds are getting messy. We need to set a day to clean up the weeds. We’ll schedule the cleanup for November 1, the first Wednesday of the month. Mike will add it to the weekly Blog post.

Vice President: Ralph

We need someone to take over BRARA’s LOTW account from Walt. Do we have any issue with a January meeting on 1/2. Board decided not a problem.

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

Are we oiling the cable for the crankup tower on a regular basis?

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Lou submitted the following motion to create a hard copy of logins and passwords used for BRARA. Seconded by Ralph. After some discussion Jay called the question. The motion carried.

“Be it resolved that the Secretary keep and maintain a hard copy of all up to date passwords, sign in
credentials and other information needed to open, use or maintain all BRARA devices, equipment and
software including but not limited to access the shack, repeater use and functions, BRARA website,
websites such as QTH and QRZ, security camera, and internet access, and provide an up to date copy of
same to the BRARA president.”

Membership Chair: Henry WA2ROA

Henry noted that he has received a fair amount of negative feedback about the planned lunch at the Indian restaurant and asked if we should change it. It was decided to keep it there even if the RSVP count is light.

Motion to adjourn by George, seconded by Jay S. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary