BCARS Meeting Minutes - January 4th, 2024

BCARS Meeting Minutes - January 4th, 2024

January 4, 2024

A meeting of the Bedford County Amateur Radio Society was called to order at 1930 hours at Bedford American Legion by President Zachary Pepple and a quorum was declared.

In attendance were (12):

John KB3DFZ, Steve, KC3DNB, Gary KC3HKZ, Aden KC3VLQ, Louise, Steve KE3ZT, Kip N2XRE, Bernie W3DRW, Zach KC3KHK, Jay K3SCM, Ed KC3NAF, and Steve KA3UDR.

Meeting Minutes were presented by John KB3DFZ. Motion to approve was made by W3DRW and seconded by KC3VLQ.

Treasurer’s Report was presented by Steve KC3DNB. Steve discussed various checks received, checks issued and cash deposits. The ending balances are:

Account Ending Balance
Petty Cash $0.00
Checking Account $3,836.96
Savings Account $3,823.20
Total $7,660.16

A motion to approve was made by W3DRW, seconded by N2XRE. Motion carried. The full treasurer’s report is on file.

Old Business

Winter Field Day was discussed. It will be held at Shawnee State Park Lodge. The event runs on Saturday the 27th at 2PM through the 28th at 2PM EST. The park office will open the lodge building for BCARS on January 27th by 9AM and we can return the keys when we leave. The lodge is setup to host medium sized groups overnight with heat and electricity. We can plan to stage equipment on Friday evening, with most of the setup to take place the day of. Zach, KC3KHK will need to know who is interested in participating and what supplies people can bring.

New Business

Equipment Insurance was discussed. Our current carrier has decided to stop offering equipment insurance as of February 10th. This means that BCARS will have to search out new insurance providers, and build a current inventory list. BCARS officers will work on this present quotes by the February meeting.

Van registration renewal is also due. Kip, N2XRE as the call sign trustee and current van custodian has offered to do the renewal and investigate if we can obtain an amateur radio plate of K3NQT for the van.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2035 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

John Hogenmiller, KB3DFZ BCARS Secretary