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Board Meeting 13-December-2023

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023   Location: Zoom   

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

Members present: Henry WA2ROA, Barry KO4FBU

President Bruce KO4XL, called the meeting to order at 6:09 pm local.

President’s Report: Bruce KO4XL

Bruce is working on a site plan for Barry to forward to the County. Bill Burke WA2NCH has been making shirts for fun. He would consider doing it for $15 a shirt for BRARA. After discussion, the color choice is light blue.

Vice President: Ralph

Nothing to report.

Barry KO4FBU

Suggested using Google Earth to show the area that we are using and the original area we were promised. January 20 was set for the antenna sort. Fred KB4EE sold miscellaneous stuff for BRARA and got some cash. Problem with 80 and 160 antenna may be with the ground field. Should be checked out. The A82 is running 70 watts in 1400 out. AL800 is working ok. We should put something in the weekly about we’re doing inventory and need to account for equipment loaned to BRARA. Contact the Secretary if you think that we have something of yours.

Secretary’s Report: Mike K8BQ

Minutes for November 15 BOD meeting have been posted to the Blog. Jay S moved to accept the November 15 minutes, seconded by Barry. The motion carried.  No formal meeting on November 25. BRARA currently has 198 members. Still having issues with the web site. Ask Jan is it better to fix it or start from scratch? Who can work in it.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie KC2JVS

Cash Flow December 13, 2023
December 31,2022 Available Balance $9096.26
November 30, 2023 Available Balance $12,878.28
December 13, 2023 Available Balance $ 11,937.89

Income: $181.79
Income includes $135.24 in memberships, $46.55 from auction

Expenses: 0
Not included: $ 87.92 for LP bottles not cleared: $60.72 electric bill for one month
Total not cleared: $148.64

We have additional deposits to make. $70 in membership checks and $523 for auction collected so far.
Above amounts include reserve funds of $5,000
Balance available for operating capital after deposits and expenses clear $ 7,382.25

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

Nothing to report

Membership Chair: Henry WA2ROA

Upcoming Lunches

  • January 13, Lazy Dog preferred, Lucille’s option
  • February 17, Casa Tequila preferred
  • March 23, Radiator Grille $5 donation

Is there much interest in transportation to Orlando Hamcation? Probably not enough for a bus (50). Possibly rent a minivan. Poll the members. Discussion on other things members expressed an interest in. Kit building was fairly high. Bruce and Jay will look at some possibilities. There has been interest expressed for both licensing classes and exams. Bruce needs to have Jerry Z transfer the Laurel VE contact to him. Laurel is preferred because there is no additional exam fee.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

We sold some stuff at the auction and made some money for BRARA. We need to renumber and inventory items before the next auction to avoid reselling items we already sold previously. We also need to dispose of items that didn’t sell to make room in the closet.

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Website issues already discussed. Planning a safety inspection at the Shack for Saturday, Sunday if wet.

Old Business

Results of BRARA Election.

Directors for January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026.

  • Lou Alfonso K4LA
  • Barry Gardner KO4FBU
  • Michael Greenfeld K8BQ
  • Ralph Mele W1DAR
  • Bruce Ratoff KO4XL
  • Henry Seidner WA2ROA
  • Jay Silverman N2ELG

New Business

Election of Officers for the term starting January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026

Jay S nominated Ralph Mele, W1DAR for President and Henry Seidner, WA3ROA for Vice President. The nominations were seconded by Lou. Ralph and Henry were elected unanimously by the incoming Directors.

Barry nominated Michael Greenfeld, K8BQ for Secretary and Bonnie Greenfeld, KC2JVS for Treasurer. The nominations were seconded by Henry. Bonnie asked that we start looking for somebody to back her up and eventually take over the position.  Michael and Bonnie were elected unanimously by the incoming Directors.

Motion to adjourn by Jay S, seconded by Barry. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm. Next Board meeting 12/30 at noon at the Shack and Zoom.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary