Meeting of December 11, 2018

The meeting was attended by 17 members and guests.

W5NPR  BILL    ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK   ALPINE 
KG5LMG MARVIN  FORT DAVIS
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
HEIDI          ALPINE
KX5SP  STEVE   ALPINE

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

The minutes of the November 12, 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 $9038.64. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB. Expenses include $35.00 to Big Bend Telephone and deposits include $340 donations, $2000.57 from Raffle tickets sales and $180 club dues.

OLD BUSINESS:
It was reported that the Christmas Mountain Repeater was working, but that the BBARC 145.23 Repeater had been temporarily installed while the 146.82 was being repaired. Because the antenna at the site had not been tuned to the new frequency, it was not working as well as before, but was serviceable until repairs were accomplished and returned to the Christmas Mountain site.

Upcoming races were discussed. The Ultra Run on Martin Luther King Day in January was on schedule and volunteers are needed. There was no new information on the Fort Leaton to Terlinqua race in February. At the November meeting, 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. He reported no new information.

Ticket sales for the upcoming raffle of True Value Gift Certificates were discussed. It was reported that all tickets had been sold and that the drawing would be at 7:00 PM on December 13th, the night of the Santa Net.

NEW BUSINESS:
Rob KE5KNQ reported that the Santa Net would be held as planned on December 13th and that Marfa Public Radio would be reporting on the event. He asked for volunteers with Rusty KB5R, Chuck KA5PVB and Bill W5NPR, in addition to Rob, planning to be present.

It was requested that the Finance Committee be dissolved, and was done so on a motion from Chuck KA5PVB and second by Rusty KB5R.

Bill K5WSA reported that the ARRL Brochures that he had obtained for the Raffle ticket sales had been delivered to the Alpine and Fort Davis libraries for distribution.

Bill W5NPR presented the report of the Nomination Committee with the following members placed in nomination: President Bill K5WSA; Vice-President Stephen KE5WCP; Treasurer Angie N5MVV and Secretary Bill W5NPR. No other nominations from the floor were presented and the above named officers were elected by acclamation on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

Following the business meeting, the Annual Silent Auction of items donated was conducted.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary