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Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
                                                      November 28, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
7:14 President, Melanie Fernandez J4VCT & lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
No Speaker we elected new officers for 2018

ROLL CALL:.
There were 29 in attendance

SECRETARY NOTES:
The minutes of the last meeting were approved as posted on the website. The 50/50 drawing was won by Ricki Witte KJ4FSJ & donated it back to the Club.  Thanks, Ricki
Mickey AA4AC gave those nominated at the October meeting. They were: President: Melanie Fernandez, Vice President: Mike Wolfe and Joey Tiritilli. Treasurer: Ricki Witte Secretary: Roy Neiman.
Nominations were opened at the meeting. After the voting the officers from 2017 were voted in again.

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 5 resulting in 2 Techs & 2 Generals.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Winter Field Day is planned for January 27th, 2018. Cost for Food and Drink will be discussed at the January 2018 meeting. 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.
The Ft. Lauderdale Boat Parade will be December 9th. Please contact Robin Terrell if you wish to help with the communications
There will be a dinner at Wings Plus on February 17, 2018. Jeff Stahl will present a report on the January Field Day.

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
Rick has recommended that we replace the Fusion repeater with a much more robust ICom System. A vote was taken at the meeting and it was passed to purchase it. Note: The 146.820 ICom repeater in Boca has performed flawlessly for 10 or more years.

MEETING ADJOURNED:
The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 PM EST by  President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.

Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary
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