Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
July 10, 2018
The meeting was attended by 15 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS KE5OG BILL ALPINE KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS N5NVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KD5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS KG7KQP THOMAS ALPINE KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE AF5QS CLINT FORT DAVIS
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Marvin Voiers KG5LMK.
The minutes of the June 12, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Tom KG7KQP and second by Chuck KA5PVB.
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $6,963.58. Also reported was Field Day income of $795.00, expenses $512.33 for food and $32.33 to True Value, for a total of $544.66, and a net gain of $245.34. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Tom KG7KQP.
It was reported that new batteries were needed for the Glass Mountain 146.92 Repeater. Four new batteries had been ordered and would be installed on arrival.
Upcoming races involving BBARC were discussed, including CycleFest on September 15, 2018, Food Pantry hike to Livermore Mountain October 6, 2018, Big Bend Ranch Marathon January 2019, Presidio to Lajitas in February 2019.
The Finance Committee outlined suggested fundraiser events of two raffles per year with those funds to be designated for repeater expenses. The first to be in September with 90 day sale time. Bill KE5OG emphasized the need to start planning the September raffle NOW. The suggested raffle prize would be a gift certificate from True Value of an amount to be determined. The gift certificate would be made available from True Value at a 20% discount. Tom KG7KQP made a motion to discharge the Finance Committee, second by Chuck KA5PVB, motion failed.
Bob WA5ROE reported that he had resigned as DEC for the district including Brewster County and that Jim KD5KBU had been appointed DEC beginning July 1, 2018.
Bob also reported that new batteries had to be installed in the communication RV after a major meltdown of the electrical system from the generator. He had purchased the needed batteries at a cost of $1371.96. Tom KG7KQP moved that Bob be reimbursed, second by Bill KE5OG. Motion passed.
The business meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.
The program was presented by Bill KE5OG on the results of Field Day. He reported that operating conditions had not been good and that the score for BBARC was lower than in past years. He also stated that all Field Day operations experienced the same conditions and that he anticipated that BBARC would do as well or better in the standings for the 2A category. He reported that our score was 6888, with 1767 contacts and 1402 bonus points. Based on last years scores, we would be in the top thirty.
Bill Roberts W5NPR