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GCARA Meeting January 26-2021

AGENDA Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association

January 26, 2021 Meeting

Call to order by Melanie Fernandez KJ4VCT – 7:00 p.m. on ZOOM meeting. The host, Barry Porter, KB1PA,  will mute everyone while reports are given. Please use the raise hand button to ask a question or make a comment. Thank you.

GOD BLESS THE USA!!

Welcome to 2021 in Ham Radio!! Introduction of guests in attendance.

 Secretary Charlie Artner KN4VDW:

Minutes of previous meeting on _November 24, 2020___

          Draft minutes on website.      Motion to approve?    Second?

          All in favor say “aye.”  Opposed, “no.”

Treasurer Erik Olmer W4EJO:

Treasurer’s report. Erik Olmer W4EJO – Current status of funds, news from Board Meeting regarding the 501(c) (3) work board is doing. Please discuss the option of PayPal to circumvent the PO BOX.

Discuss Invoicing option for dues and donations.

Membership Chair Joe McGee NX4T

 

Membership report. Joe McGee NX4T –  Accepting dues now to be sent to the PO BOX until PayPal in effect in late December 2020.

VE report  Jeff Stahl K4BH

Testing report. Jeff Stahl K4BH – Plans for testing 2020-2021 as they are in progress.

Repeater Trustee Ricky Eaton KJ4HGR

Repeater report. Ricky Eaton KD4HGR – Give progress on:

Repeater?

DMR repeater?

Boca site?

Any further info on Coral Springs site?

WEB ADMIN  John Cole N1QFH

Webmaster report, John, please review changes to website and plans for 2021.

Call for old business.

We still have not heard when the hospital will be allowing our club to meet yet so we will continue with Zoom meetings. As far as our quarterly dinners and biannual picnics, they are on hold until the dust settles from the latest rise in COVID-19 cases. It does not appear to be safe to meet in public with groups larger than 10, masked or not.

Announcements:

Joe McGee, NX4T  Membership Chair, will discuss this year’s policy on 2021 dues in light of COVID-19.

Jeff Stahl K4BH – Let people know about the BCEPN Net and new host.

(Introduce DAVE WARNER KB4ICU)

Carol Sjursen KJ4AWB – Introduce need for Emergency Volunteers now to help staff the new Hurricane/Disaster Season for Broward EOC. Explain purpose and need. Tell about AresRaces opportunities.

Melanie Fernandez KJ4VCT –  Ask for Volunteers for the SUNSHINE COMMITTEE

Mail Chimp Announcements are being handled by Charlie Artner KN5VDW. IF you wish to get a message out to the group, kindly email Melanie @ earthmother1950@gmail.com and she will copy Charlie Artner. This includes info on Silent Keys, Items for  Sale, etc.

We are looking for Hams who would like to do presentations this year. IF you have a good idea for a topic or you would like to speak, please contact Melanie at the aforementioned email address.

SPEAKER THIS MONTH:   Joe McGee NX4T and Ricky Eaton KD4HGR

 *Winter Field Day Reporting after operating from home station.

** HF Remote Station Review by Joe McGee NX4T

QUESTIONS ABOUT TALK. HOST UNMUTE Members.

Thank the speaker.

NEXT MONTH SPEAKER:   DAVE WARNER KB4ICU on practical use of VNA in building an antenna.

“The chair will entertain a motion to adjourn.”