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GCARA Meeting Minutes: 22-Oct 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-five(35) people were in attendance.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting on September 24, 2019 were approved as they appeared on the website.

Treasurer’s Report:

Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ, gave the Treasure’s Report

Membership Report:

Joe McGee reported that there is a paid membership of 79 people so far this year. About half are ARRL members. He introduced new member David Warren. It’s time to start collecting dues for 2020.

Testing Report:

Three people took the test 1 Tech and 1 upgrade to General resulted.

Repeater Report:

Ricky Eaton, KD4HGR, TRUSTEE, gave us the updated report for the repeater projects being worked on. The Boca site will be serviced in the upcoming months. The new 146.61 antenna is expected to be in and installed by next month.

Webmaster Report:

John Cole, N1QFH is on vacation, need members to submit blogs.

Call for Old Business: Mike Wolf, K2HXC gave out the club shirts.

Annnouncements: Carol Sjursen suggested that everyone should pick their spot for the Boat Parade being held on December 14. She also mentioned the mandatory meeting on December 11th.

The Skywarn class is November 2nd. Please RSVP.

Jeff Stahl said the Cy Harris “Free Flea” will be November 16th. He also invited everyone to the Boca Radiator Grill. Next Saturday.

The Vista View Picnic is Saturday November 2nd  $10.00 food donation.

50/50 Raffle:              

The raffle was won by Mike Spivak. He donated it back to the club.

SPEAKER: Ricky Eaton gave an interesting presentation on FT8. He demonstrated in real time how easy it is to make contacts with weak signals. He has many awards for contacts all over the world.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08PM.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Roy Neiman KJ4EGN