SARA MEETING MINUTES - January 9, 2008 (approved February 13, 2008)
Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 7:29 pm by President Vern Leavitt. Seventeen members were in attendance.
Speaker: Jon Spargo (KC5NTW) presented a talk of the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and the society's project to restore the locomotive ATSF 2926.
Approval of the Minutes: It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2007 Meeting of the Association. Motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: As of December 31, 2005 the balance in the SARA account is $5,067.86 of which $320.08 represents the TARA balance.
Repeater Report: Dave Johnson (KB5YIW) reported on recent developments with the SARA repeater.
Latka Party Report: Jim Boswell (KA5SIW) reported that the holiday party was, "Great!".
Insurance: Provisions for SARA liability insurance were originally pursued for the hamfest dinner venue. At this time the term for the ARRL endorsed policy is not clear and we have not yet investigated alternatives.
New Business: Jim Lommen (KC7QY) suggested that SARA consider sponsorship of a special event Station to be conducted in conjunction with the Festival of the Cranes. There was interest shown during the discussion. The matter was taken under advisement for continued consideration.
Good of the Organization: We have a request from the City of Socorro for a hamfest date for their Event Calendar. They will be informed that the selected date is October 25, 2008.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned. The time was not noted.
David B. Johnson KB5YIW