SARA MEETING MINUTES - February 09, 2005
Call to Order: 7:30 pm by Ed Wood KD5MFS
Introduction of Guests: None present
Special Announcements: Jim Oty WB5GWH has QST's from approximately 20 years available.
Report of the Secretary: Approved as posted on the web.
Report of the Treasurer: Read from bank statement by Ed Wood KD5MFS
Reports of Committees:
Public Relations - Dave Finley N1IRZ has half the history done, over 5000 words; he gave a copy to the Secretary. This year is the 75th anniversary of Ham Radio in Socorro County; Dave suggested to utilize this to get publicity, possibly a Proclamation from the Mayor. Suggested a celebration in the Fall - set up a booth at the County Fair and possibly other venues such as Tech Club's Day by TARA. Possibly create or purchase a banner?
Legalities - Ryan Snyder KC5WDT not in attendance.
ARES - Jon Spargo KC5NTW not in attendance. Glenn Mauger WB5OAF reported that the fire dept. radio repair job has been awarded to Specialty Corp; they are ready to proceed dependent on the weather.
Communications Trailer - Glenn Mauger WB5OAF said that the county still has not set up an account with the trailer repair facility, and the weather has not been conducive to taking it up there.
OLD BUSINESS - None presented
Spring VE Session?? The exam changes in June. Kalman Oravecz AJ5B not present to comment. May be good potential since National VE day is at the end of April? We got licenses last time but no new members. Still intend to have the class in the Fall.
Fix up Shack at meeting room?? Suggested to get rig operational (needs an antenna), and use it once a month? Need to get trailer going as a priority. The closet has security, but may move it to the table?
Good of the Organization
ARRL has recruiting on broadcast radio stations.
ADJOURN: 2000 by acclaim