GBARC Meeting Minutes February 2021

Meeting Date: 
February 1, 2021
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Video Conference Meeting!

Virtual Presence: 12

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the January 4, 2021 meeting on the web.          Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Greg-k9gjn.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN presented the Treasurers report.     Greg-k9gjn we had outgoing money to GoDaddy for 2 more years of service and paid Chuck-wd9bb for purchase of fruit baskets for the Beloit Fire Department.     Greg-k9gjn we have received a number of dues checks ($20) and reminded everyone we can also pay our dues by PayPal (we have received so far five payment by PayPal).      A motion to approve the treasurers report was made by chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Carl-w9bj.

Old Business:        

Brett-k9by no news on pursuing a new club call sign,  everyone keep pursuing.         Brett-k9by: Greg-k9gjn we are a go for use of the Janesville FD training grounds for this year’s ARRL 2021  Field Day  if we decide to have an in-person Field Day.     A discussion followed with hopes we will be able to have an in-person Field Day event this year.    More discussions about safety concerns (Covig-19) to follow as the date get closer.      Brett-k9by did anybody participate in Winter Field Day?     Greg-k9gjn made about 20 contacts, Dean-k9flo monitored 20m and there was not much activity.       Brett-k9by would like to have a Club Auction to build up our club funds.      We could maybe have a virtual or try an in-person auction or mini ham-fest event, sometime in May.     We could check into using a local vacant parking lot or Park facilities or Chuck’s place.       Brett-k9by I am looking for ideas!      Dean-k9flo suggested we plan this after Field Day to see how the Field Day event goes and then we could apply the safety ideas to our Auction/mini ham-fest event.    A discussion followed such as size, locations, permits if needed, and insurance.       We can make this our club event trial run!

New Business:

Brett-k9by Wisconsin QSO party (March):  a spokesman from West Allis Club contact me wanting to do a 20 minute presentation at our next meeting March 1st , should be interesting.      Dean-k9flo question on out of state contacts for the presenter.

2021 Elections: nominations next month for 2 seats.    Carl-w9bj proposed we retain the present Board for 2020-2021 and re-scheduled to 2022 due to the Covig-19 situation.     Motion seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.    A motion to vote on by all present was made and approved by all on line.  

Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm

Motion to adjourn by Lyndon-wa9jld seconded by Chuck-wd9bb

Program:  none

Next Meeting will be March 1, 2021 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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