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GCARA Meeting Minutes – 23-July-2019

Call to Order:   7:30 PM

President Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT, called the meeting to order and lead the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Roll call of the entire membership present was given. Thirty (30) people were in attendance.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting on April 28, 2019 were approved as they appeared on the website.

Treasurer’s Report:

None

Membership Report:

None

Testing Report:

Two people took the test and both passed

Repeater Report:

Ricky Eaton, KD4HGR, TRUSTEE, stated that the new Antenna is on it’s way. It will be installed soon after it’s arrival with Eric’s assistance.

Webmaster Report:

John Cole, N1QFH is on vacation, so no report is expected until September.

Call for Old Business: Mike Wolf is working on Field Day pictures for showing at August meeting

Annnouncements:

Barry Porter is in rehab and showing improvement. Jeff Beals is out of the Hospital. He was hoping to make this meeting.

Melanie asked if there were any members interested in learning Morse Code. 3 people expressed an interest.

50/50 Raffle: Was won by Jeff Ronner W4AEQ               

SPEAKER: Robert Erik Olmer.Erik gave an excellent presentation regarding the need for more Hams at Shelters. He explained what to expect upon arrival. He also listed the items one should bring to the site such as, personal items, Radio(s), back up batteries, coax adapters, etc. The Radio operators are in the staff area, not in the general population. There are generators at most all the sites.

The speaker was thanked and the meeting was adjourned at 9:08PM.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Roy Neiman KJ4EGN