Meeting of August 14, 2018

Minutes of Meeting
August 14, 2018

The meeting was attended by 19 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
N5MVV  ANGIE   FORT DAVIS
K5WSA  BILL    FORT DAVIS
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA  FORT DAVIS
WA5MHO DEAN    ALPINE
KB5R   RUSTY   ALPINE
K5AHI  BOB     ALPINE
K1YBA  DAVID   ALPINE
KG5LTE SCOTT   ALPINE
KF5KNQ ROB     ALPINE
KD5ITE RADAR   PRESIDIO
KG5ZHW RONALD  ALPINE

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Marvin Voiers KG5LMG.

The minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Mike KG5LMK and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $5385.18. Also reported was payments of $400.76 for batteries for the 146.92 Repeater, $300 for liability insurance and $33.00 to Big Bend Telephone. Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

OLD BUSINESS:
It was reported that needed maintenance on 146.62 and 146.92 had been completed.

CycleFest which was discussed last meeting was scheduled for September 15-16.

It was decided that the raffle recommended by the Finance Committee at the last meeting would be scheduled for the night of the Santa Claus Net on December 13th. Rusty KB5R moved that the raffle for True Value gift certificates be in the amounts of $700.00 for 1st place; $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place, second by Bill K5WSA. Motion was approved. Tickets would be ordered immediately so that sale of tickets could begin.

NEW BUSINESS:
An Outreach Program advertising the activities of the BBARC to encourage membership was discussed. Bill KE5OG moved that Scott KG5LTE be appointed Marketing Director., second by Bob WA5ROE. Motion passed. Bill K5WSA volunteered to contact ARRL about acquiring a supply of amateur radio pamphlets.

Bill KE5OG recommended that the September BBARC meeting be a tour of the McDonald Observatory recently installed telescopic equipment. He volunteered to contact Jim KD5KBU to set up the tour.

The business meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

The program presented by Bill KE5OG was a video of an amateur radio DX Expedition to de Deschio Island, a small uninhabited island 13 miles from the west coast of Puerto Rico and 31 miles northeast of Mona Island. The video emphasized the initial preparation, transportation to the island, setup of communication equipment and antennas, and on-the-air DX operation of the team.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary