Meeting of November 13, 2018

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

November 13, 2018

The meeting was attended by 17 members and guests.

W5NPR  BILL    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
KE5KNQ ROB     ALPINE
KD5KBU JIM     FORT DAVIS
KB5R   RUSTY   ALPINE
KI5ANQ SCOTT   TERLINQUA
KG5BMK CHUCK   TERLINQUA
KI5AXS CHRIS   TERLINQUA
AI4BA  DAVID   ALPINE

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

The minutes of the October 9, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Bill K5WSA.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $6,553.32. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Mike KG5LMK. Expenses include $35.00 to Big Bend Telephone and deposits include $500.00 donation from the CycleFest event, $790.00 from ticket sales and donation from True Value for cooking and serving hot dogs.

OLD BUSINESS:

The scheduled trip to Christmas Mountain 146.82 repeater for repairs was canceled due to bad weather and bad road conditions. It was also discussed that a key needed to be obtained for the lower gate.

Upcoming races were discussed. The Ultra Run on Martin Luther King Day in January would need volunteers. It was also reported that there was no information on the Fort Leaton to Terlingua race in February. Jim KD5KBU discussed the spring HammerFest event, saying that the most recent sponsor had not been popular and that the spring event might be cancelled.

Ticket sales for the upcoming raffle of True Value Gift Certificates were discussed. It was reported that $527 dollars in ticket sales and $300 donation from True Value had been received. It was discussed that ticket sales at Porters were scheduled for Alpine on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and in Fort Davis on the following Sunday. A reminder was issued that the drawing would be on December 13th, the night of the Santa Net.

NEW BUSINESS:

It was discussed that the election of officers would occur at the December meeting. The Nomination Committee appointed by Marvin KG5LMG was Bill KE5OG, Bob WA5ROE and Bill W5NPR. Also scheduled for that meeting is the annual Silent Auction. Those in attendance were asked to bring radio equipment, electronics, books, baked goods or other items to be auctioned.

Rusty KB5R discussed the possibility of the annual banquet/BBQ being held in April at his house in Sunny Glen, as was last year.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR

Secretary

Author: N5NYM

Licensed Amateur Extra class, ARRL member and Volunteer Examiner.