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Board Meeting 10-January-2024

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024   Location: Zoom   

Directors and Officers present:  Bruce KO4XL, Ralph W1DAR, Jay S N2ELG, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, Barry KO4FBU, Henry WA2ROA

Members Present: Chris NX4N

President Ralph W1DAR called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm local.

New Business

Chris explained his offer to provide training in contest operating for BRARA members. He would like to kick off the program with a presentation at the June BRARA meeting. After that he would have Zoom sessions so they can be recorded. All agreed this was a good thing to go forward with and the first session will be during the June meeting.

Secretary’s Report: Mike K8BQ

No minutes from December 30 meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie KC2JVS

Cash Flow January 10,2024
December 31,2022 Available Balance $9,096.26
December 31,2023 Available Balance $12,792.14
January 10, 2024 Available Balance $13,027.72

Income: $179.55
Income is from memberships

Expenses: $45.40
Expenses include: $45.40 for ups battery
Not included: $45.96 for December 2023 electric bill, $8.68 for hardware, approximately $2,000 for
new repeater not yet billed

Above amounts include reserve funds of $5,000.
Balance available for operating capital after deposits and expenses clear $ 5,972.36.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

The next Auction is March 9. Ed Grumet donated a radio to the Auction. Auction Committee (Ralph, Jay, Bruce, Barry) will meet 1/15 at 9 am to go through and renumber items for March. Also need to set reserve values.

Director at Large: Barry KO4FBU

Replaced bushing and pulley on the motor for the crank up tower. Goes up and down ok. Banner is up in the Shack the FT8 awards have been taken down and stored. Need some #2 wire and a clamp to fix up the ground system for the 80 meter vertical. He hasn’t heard back yet from Kirk about the storage shed application. December electric bill has been received and paid. We’ll go back to quarterly payments in 2024.

Do we need two Board meetings a month? It was decided to cancel the January 27 meeting. Next Board meeting 2/14.

Vice President: Henry WA2ROA

Nothing to report. Lunches set for January and February. Radiator Grille in March. Speakers set for February and March.

Director at Large: Bruce KO4XL

UPS batteries have been ordered.  3 A/C filters to ship on 1/15.

President: Ralph W1DAR

We need to figure out how to handle the LOTW and QRZ accounts. Bruce is looking at social media. We should have a list of officers and directors’ names and phone numbers posted in the Shack. It should also be on the web site behind the login.

Motion to adjourn by Jay S, seconded by Barry. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary