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October 2020 Meeting Minutes

UPARC Meeting Minutes 3 Oct 2020

Meeting opened by Alan W4UB at 10:06 AM

Pledge of Allegiance

Agenda covered

Introductions of Board of Directors and attendees

Secretary – Steve, N4FOY, posted Sept meeting mnutes posted, approved by meeting body.

Treasurer – Jeff, K4JJD 73 members, balance $2,675.94.

Committee Reports

Repeater / Technical – Alan, W4UB, Echolink is the next project. Fire station 65 still closed.

Club Nets – Glenn, N4ESU – Total Sept check-ins 57.

Social Events – Jack, N4KIN – no events scheduled.

501c3 Incorporation – Ken WQ3V – State of Florida approved our status as a Florida Corporation as of 8/31. We applied to the IRS for 501(c)3 on Sept 11. Bank account name changed to ‘Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club, Inc.’

Youth / Community Service: Steve, N4FOY, JOTA is 16-18 October. Sign up on their website.

Nominating committee – Gerry, WR6N. Jack Kinney, N4KIN running alone for President, Steve Foy, N4FOY and Alan Streitman, W4UB running for Vice President, Ken Skaggs, WQ3V, and Dee Hooker, W4DCH running for Secretary, Jeff DeGrasse, K4JJD, running for Treasurer, Jason Esterline, N4BOZ running for Member-at-large. Nominations from the floor taken, motion to close nomination, Tom, NY4I, seconded by Jason, N4BOZ

Old Business – None

New Business – Steve, N4FOY asked about Summer Field Day results, Tom, NY4I clarified that results will be in December..

Tech Presentation – How Repeaters work, Tom, NY4I.

Text Alert System – Jason, N4BOZ – used only for urgent matters. Text UPARC to 84483 to sign up.

Next Meeting – Alan, W4UB – November 7, Election will be held.

Any announcements? – None

Motion to Adjourn – proposed by N4BOZ, meeting adjourned at 11:32.

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