The meeting was attended by 19 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KI5FJR DANE FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINQUA KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE KX5SP STEVE ALPINE N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS KM4TYV CHERYL OAK RIDGE, TN WA5POK MIKE OAK RIDGE, TN/ALPINE N5JOE JIM ALPINE
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.
The minutes of the November 12, 2019 were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.
Angie N5MVV presented the Treasurer’s Report with an end of month balance of $8451.29. Expenses included a payment to Big Bend Telephone for $35.60. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Mike KG5BMK.
Bill K5WSA reported that he would be unable to serve as BBARC President in 2020 due to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Vice-President elect Stephen KE5WCP would serve as President. Bob WA5ROE nominated Scott KI5ANQ as Vice-President for the coming year, second by Chuck PA5PVB, motion approved.
It was reported that ECHOLINK had been moved to True Value but not yet up and running. The transceiver was being sent to Doug N5HYD for possible repairs.
Rob KE5KNQ discussed the annual Santa Net sponsored by BBARC on December 5 which drew 14 youngsters. He reported that the weather was very good and that those who spoke to Santa Clause were extremely well mannered.
The upcoming Ultra Run in the Big Bend State Park on Martin Luther King weekend was discussed, as was the need for communication volunteers.
A request from Ultra Expeditions for communication support for a running event to be held in the Davis Mountains on March 28-29 was discussed.
It was disacussed that there was a need for a possible class and test session in the near future.
The program was the annual Silent Auction of surplus radio equipment, books, baked goods and other donated items. Much of the auction items had been donated by Bill KE5OG. The auction was successful with all proceeds going to BBARC.
Bill Roberts W5NPR