The meeting was attended by 18 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KG5LTE SCOTT ALPINE KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KE50G BILL ALPINE KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINGUA
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.
The minutes of the March 14, 2019 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Scott KG5LTE. The minutes of the April 2, 2019 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Bill W5WSA and Judi KG5ZIB.
In the absence of Angie N5MVV, the Treasurer’s Report was presented by Bob WA5ROE. Expenses for the month included a Bill for RV repairs at Powers Auto for $408.13, leaving an end of month balance of $8352.00. The report was approved on a motion by Mike KG5LMK and second by Rusty KB5R.
Bob WA5ROE reported that the work on the RV included a ner wind shield wiper motor in addition to battery replacement. He stated that other issues exist and are being attended to by the RV shop south of Alpine on the BBNP Highway..
Rusty KB5R reported that the Annual Banquet/BBQ would be at his home in Sunny Glen with the date changed to May 11th starting at 5 PM. He requested members to contact Sarah concerning dishes to be contributed.
It was reported that no one from The BBARC had attended the Midland HamFest.
Field Day which is scheduled for June 22-23 was discussed. Bob WA5ROE reported that the site at Double Diamonf had been approved. Bob and Ike Roberts would cook fothe event and the cost per individual is $30. A head count is needed for grocery planning. K3 transceivers would be used with Bill KE5OG and Stephen KG5WCP providing the K3’s.
Needed repeater maintenance was discussed. Doug N5NYD will try to prepare a report as to his recommendations.
The program was presented by Stephen KE5WCP on the ARES (American Radio Emergency Service) organization, duties, recommended training, intoduction to the Incident Command System, emergency preparations, go kits, etc.
On the section level, the chain of command includes Section Manager, Section Emergency Coordinator, District Emergency Coordinator and Emergency Coordinators for each county within the district.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR