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Minutes of the SARA Meeting

SARA MEETING MINUTES - August 10, 2005

Call to Order:  The meeting was held at the LEPC office since there are people lodged in the SEC clubhouse again. In the absence of the President and Vice President, the meeting was called to order at 7:37 PM by Treasurer Ryan Snyder.

Approval of Minutes: Corrections to the Minutes of the July meeting: (1) Kalman was authorized to register the VE session (at the hamfest) with the ARRL, not the entire hamfest. Officers of the club need to get ARRL sanction for the hamfest itself. (2) Dave Johnson's report about batteries, change to "NM Tech does not need SARA to store batteries removed from Socorro Peak."  Minutes were accepted as amended. 

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer's Report: The bank account contains $3849.85, after some dues were received and a bill paid.  Regarding the progress of the 501c3 application, we need to accept a conflict of interest policy. A draft was passed out and edited, and accepted (motion, second, and vote).

Old Business:

Hamfest: Dave Finley has a draft for the flyer, with several questions, including the location of the banquet. He will produce a preliminary version (for the Albuquerque Hamfest and any other early exigencies), and provide a .pdf file for those who requested it.

Bill Brundage: the Chile Harvest Triathlon will be Saturday, need 5 volunteers, have three at the moment. Possibilties discussed. Meet 7:15 AM, and radio operations should be done by 11 AM or 12 noon.

New Business:

Dave Johnson: Since in the past we have supported the Fat Tire Fiesta; Dave contacted Mark Bortcher, who indicated that they don't need radio operators.

Glen asked that we highlight the configuration for Anderson PowerPoles for 12 volt power for emergency equipment as they are becoming the ARES standard. There are links on the SARA web site for this.

Adjournment: There being no further business. the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Submitted by Eric Bear Albrecht, W5VZB, Secretary

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