SARA MEETING MINUTES - May 13, 2009 (approved 6/10/09)
Call to Order: Meeting called to order by president Prescott Grey at 7:30 pm. Nineteen members and two non-members were in attendance. The secretary received proxies for two members not in attendance at the annual meeting.
Introductions: David Hunter and Doug May (both new hams) were introduced.
Approval of Minutes: Moved (Johnson) and seconded (Spargo) to accept the minutes of the previous meeting. Passed.
Treasurer's Report: (Brundage) As of April 30, 2009 the SARA balance was $5938.62 and the TARA balance was $320.08
ARES Report: (Spargo) We have one more official registrant for a total of 11 ARES members from Socorro.
LEPC Report: (Albrecht)
Club event announced last month was cancelled.
The Socorro Emergency operations plan was adopted by
Vice Presidentís Property Report: (Leavitt) No direct knowledge of the property, but a previous report was found in files of organization. Discussion related to sale of SK hams items two years ago. SARA maintains a tower from that transaction. Consensus that we should review all property and tag property that might be confused as belonging to other organizations.
Election of Officers: The slate from the April meeting is as follows:
Officers elected by acclimation
SARA Signs - Leavitt reported on options for SARA city entry sign. Motion (Frawley/Boswell) to buy 4 signs @ $75 each. Motion passed. Some discussion on new logo design.
Brundage moved that designated officers be authorized to sign checks. Penny Lommen added in motion. Motion accepted.
Field Day - Field day operations will be held at the Socorro County EOC (KC5ORO) and at Datil Wells campground (W5AQA). Johnson will enter locations into the ARRL Field Day locator.
New Business - Motion to make changes to bylaws. Seconded. Will be voted on at the June meeting. Bylaws need not be submitted to the state, but must be signed and available at the corporate address.
Good of the Organization - Boykin needs an email stating that SARA volunteers to clean the Confluence site and he will prepare an agreement. When finalized, we will have a document that will permit us to take trash to the dump. There was a question about whether the land fill would accept tires
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.
David B. Johnson KB5YIW