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Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
                                                           October 24, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
7:14 President, Melanie Fernandez J4VCT & lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Robert Mollida delivered a great presentation explaining the various aspects of Hurricane Irma. He covered the history of Irma from beginning to end, giving all the details.

ROLL CALL:.
There were 30 in attendance

SECRETARY NOTES:
The minutes of the last meeting were approved as posted on the website. The 50/50 drawing was won by John N1QFH. He donated it back to the Club. Thanks, John. A Morse code training tape was auctioned off for $5.00. An ARRL Handbook was also auctioned off for 10.00. Mickey AA4AC agreed to head up the Nominating Committee. Those nominated at the meeting were: President: Melanie Fernandez, Vice President: Mike Wolfe and Joey Tiritilli. Treasurer: Ricki Witte Secretary: Roy Neiman. Nominations will be opened at the November meeting.  Roy is to send a condolence card to the Arthur Ruben Family.
FINANCIAL REPORT:
Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: 
A previous report was given by Ricki there were few changes except we had more members signing up and paying their dues.

VE Report:                                                                                                                                           
Jeff Stahl tested one and he progressed from General to Extra. Congratulations

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Winter Field Day is planned for January 27th, 2018 Special Note: The Broward ARC and the ARES/RACES groups will now meet on the 2nd in the Atrium HC. It is important that you check in on the second floor for those meetings.

TECHNICAL REPORT:
The 146.61 Repeater input needed some touch up, as the incoming signals were very noisy. Rick & Eric corrected it the very next day. Thanks, Guys

MEETING ADJOURNED:
The meeting was adjourned at 9:13 PM EST by  President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.

Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary
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