Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
General Membership Meeting
Meeting Minutes

1)  Call to Order

Joe McGee (NX4T) called to order the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association’s regular meeting at 19:30 EDT (23:30UTC) on July 27, 2021, over ZOOM. A quorum was present with 18 members and.

2)  Pledge of Allegiance

3)  Secretary’s Report – Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)

Motion to approve Minutes of June 22, 2021, was made by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) and second by Jeff Stahl (K4BH). Motion passed without objection.

4)  Treasurer’s Report – Erik Olmer (W4EJO)

This month’s starting balance is different from last months ending balance due to a transaction that came in after the report was created for the last meeting.

We had dues coming in from 5 members. 4 new members:

John Hale
Terry Delmonaco
Ric Green
Ronald Row

Jesse Shannon donated $2,200.00 towards the HF project. Thank you, Jesse.

Recurring expenses: $24.00
PayPal Fees: $19.17
PayPal to Checking: $581.45
Picnic: $275.00 / ($326.78) Net: ($51.78)

The amended checking ending balance for June is $6,897.44.
This month’s checking ending balance is $9,328.11
This month’s PayPal ending balance is $57.96
This month’s total ending balance is $9,386.07

5)  Membership Chair’s Report – Joe McGee (NX4T)

75 members / 49 single members / 8 family members.

6)  VE Status Report – Jeff Stahl (K4BH)

Jeff Stahl (K4BH) was not able to get back to the VE activities. No changes since the last month.

7)  Repeater Report – Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR)

Repeaters are operational. We have not been working on them lately. Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR) had some health issues to deal with. Everything is on standstill right now. We received equipment donations; a brand new dual-band repeater along with a UHF amplifier (commercial grade) and along with the duplexing cans. The equipment was donated by Terry Delmonaco and John Hale. THANK YOU!

8)  HF Remote Station

Joe McGee (NX4T) reported that the use of the HF remote is not enough to justify its existence. We will give it another three months and decide then.

9)  Web Admin Report – Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)

Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) installed a forum on our website which can be used to discuss anything HAM radio-related.

10)      Membership dues – Policy on Effective Date

This item was tabled until next month due to a lack of time.

11)      Adjournment

Joe McGee (NX4T)adjourned the meeting at 19:54 EDT (23:54 UTC).

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