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Board Meeting Minutes, February 14, 2021

Meeting Date: February 14, 2020
Minutes Submitted by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association

Board Meeting Minutes

I. Call to order 13:04 ET (18:04 UTC)

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) called to order the Board Meeting of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association, Inc at 13:04 ET (18:04 UTC) on February 22, 2021, on ZOOM. A quorum was present with 7 board members.

II. Old Business

  • Bylaws – Re-discuss of membership
    Section 3.7(f) –
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)/ Jeff Stahl (K4BH) — Voted: 7/0Section 3.9 – A motion for an assessment can be made at any board meeting, shall include a set timetable, and shall be brought before the general membership for approval.
    Motion by Jeff Stahl (K4BH) / Erik Olmer (W4EJO) — Voted: 7/0Section 5.6(b) – Add the secretary as records keeper.
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) / Mike Wolf (K2HXC) — Voted: 6/1Section 6.2 Both the President and Vice President are members of all committees.
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) / Mike Wolf (K2HXC) — Voted: 7/0Section 6.4 The last sentence to be modified as follows:
    This person The member so appointed may shall have the power to appoint a sufficient odd (uneven) number (including himself) from the club membership excluding board members with the intent of to recommend a slate of officers for the upcoming year to the membership.
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) / Richy Eaton (KD4HGR) — Voted: 7/0Section 6.1 add advisory before committee…
    Motion by Jeff Stahl (K4BH) / Joe McGee (NX4T) — Voted: 7/0

    Section 6.2 remove section
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) / Erik Olmer (W4EJO) — Voted: 7/0

    Section 5.6 Remove the word Repeater
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) / Jeff Stahl (K4BH) — Voted: 7/0

  • Ricky – need to prioritize repeater link BEFORE hurricane season.
    Until we figure out what we need to do to make it work we are on a stand-still. There are issues with unkeying of the repeaters.
    All the cabling for the second remote HF station is here. By the end of the next month the station should be up and running.

III. New Business

NOTICE: FROM NOW ON NO DECISIONS TO BE MADE UNLESS FULL BOARD PRESENT AND DISCUSSION HELD THAT AFFECT POLICY OR SENSITIVE ISSUES. We will re-discuss something already decided on after a lengthy discussion. A quorum was reached but some Board Members unhappy with the result and felt re-discussion should be held. It is being done this time only in the interest of fairness to all. Also, the President will not vote unless a tie.

  • Membership dues – Question to collect or waive this year due to COVID-19
    Decision made in special meeting was rescinded
    Motion by Charlie Artner (KN4vdw) / Mike Wolf (K2HXC) — Voted: 7/0
    Motion to table until April Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR) / Mike Wolfe (K2HXC) — Voted: 7/0
  • Money Minders started yet?
    Money Minders is in operation and Erik Olmer (W4EJO) is using it. Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) will fill in member information later.

IV. Status of Articles of Incorporation

Erik Olmer (W4EJO) will send a check to Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) and the correct form for non-profit organizations. Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) will check with Ricki Witte (KJ4FSJ) to make sure it is filled out correctly.

V. Adjournment

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) adjourned the meeting at 14:58 ET (19:58 UTC).