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SARA MEETING MINUTES - September 10, 2008 

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 by Vice President Vern Leavitt.  There were 15 members and 1 guest present.

Michael Hudson of Farm Bureau Financial Services made the evening’s presentation on personal insurance considerations.  

Approval of Minutes

Motion made (Johnson) to approve the minutes of the August meeting.  The motion was seconded (Frawley) and passed.

Treasurer's Report

Bill Brundage reported that as of August 31st, the SARA portion of the balance in the treasury was $3376.91.  The TARA balance remained at $320.08

Reports

Repeater: Johnson reported that the repeater had to be disabled on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, September 3 due to a strong signal capturing the input.  Throughout that evening and the following morning, several member tracked the signal to the northern portion of Socorro, but could not identify the exact source.  By the morning of September 4, the signal diminished (suggesting that a battery was the power source) and died.  The repeater was reactivated and has been operating normally except that the autopatch is now not operational.  Johnson's impression is that the controller will need to be reset and the commands reprogrammed.  

LEPC: Bear Albrecht reported that the election of LEPC officers had been postponed until the following morning (9/11/08).  

ARES: Jon Spargo reported that the statewide ARES is keen to develop a database of ARES members.  SARA members are asked to complete the ARES registration form (currently available from the SARA web page) and to submit these to Spargo so they can be included.  Glenn Mauger will ask for a listing of those at SARA who have completed FEMA training.

Old Business

Hamfest

New Business

None

Good of the Organization

None

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm

David B. Johnson KB5YIW
Secretary



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