Dave (W4SAR), Karen (KD4YJZ), Dee (KU4GC), MK (W4MKR), Steve (W3AHL), Dan (KR4UB), Keith (W1KES), Wilson (W4BOH), Lad (W4ORD)
Balance statement is strong. Current membership with dues current is 74.
Establish a Board email group – will use to share and approve meeting minutes
Dan (KR4UB) has created a new membership sign up form to assist in managing existing and new members. We need to announce at next membership that OCRA stickers are available for $5.
Dan (KR4UB) will contact Alex at UNC to determine if they are able to provide any financial assistance. The level of assistance will help determine our next steps. There may be opportunities to locate and share the repeater with Chatham County CERT. We need to be diligent in discussions and move forward with a repeater decision in the coming months.
Steve (W3AHL) mentioned that public service activities are down this year. However, John Stone mentioned that several new events have been added to the schedule. If interested in sharpening your ARES or CERT skills, these events are great learning opportunities.
There is work session Friday May 25 from 6:00-8:00 for setup. Saturday morning, setup assistance will be needed starting around 7:00 AM. The ham fest will start at 8:00 AM and end around 12:30 PM, with tear down starting shortly thereafter. Tables are $12 and space available for $8.
Early registration tickets are available and will be registered for $50 drawing. VE session will also be part of the HAM Fest.
Board agrees to spend $24 for two tables.
Planning is ongoing. Antenna designs and locations will be finalized in the next month.
Lad will contact Kelly to determine available, costs, and logistics for providing diner around 5:00 PM on Saturday night. This would reduce the dependency on band captains and other participants in managing meal logistics.
Sunday morning breakfast will still be provided by members.