April 2011 Meeting Minutes

PRESIDENT: ERNESTO DIAZ (KG4LXH)
VICE PRESIDENT: JASON BUNCH (KJ4EFD) (NOT PRESENT)
CORPORATE SECRETARY: JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU) (NOT PRESENT)
TREASURER: ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: VIRGIL SALISBURY (K4VSC)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

SAM HARTE (KQ4MR) (NOT PRESENT)
CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO) (NOT PRESENT)
ANDY PICHS (N3PI) (NOT PRESENT)
CAESAR CARBANA (KG4BZA) (NOT PRESENT)
RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)

Meeting was called to order at 20:15 with 17 present. It was held outside due to the event indoors.

Ernesto presided over the meeting and welcomed everyone. Everyone took turns and stated their name and call sign. Ernesto welcomed everyone again.

Today we were supposed to vote for the new board. We did not have a quorum due to not enough paid members and the majority of the board present. David and Virgil said that technically we could hold a special meeting – meaning a meeting outside of the normal scheduled meeting.

Maria Lacayo is here tonight from the ARC to present a class for the American Red Cross. The class will take place next week – Military Leadership Program, Miami Dade College – IAC from 9 AM – 5 PM. You need to call to register. 305-644-1200 x 2128.

Andy Pichs and David Thompson were the nominating committee. Their nominations are as follows:

Officers:
President – Miquel Garate
Vice President – Merritt Burrus
Secretary – Joanne Carbana
Treasurer – Esther Sanchez
Corresponding Secretary – Virgil Salisbury

Board of Directors:
David Thompson
Andy Pichs
Ray Vaughn
Carl Jagielski
Ernesto Diaz

We had a motion to approve the slate for the new board. By-Law Committee will be Virgil Salisbury, Ernesto Diaz, David Thompson and Sam Harte.

Julio Fuentes paid family membership. Arturo Valdes-Fauli paid. Miguel Garate paid family membership.

Miguel presented Mike with an ARRL plaque for outstanding service.

Ernesto asked if there was any other business. With no other business, Ernesto thanked everyone for coming. A Motion to close the meeting was made by David, seconded by Miguel. Voted and passed.

The DRC meeting was adjourned at 21:15.

Esther Sanchez for
Joanne Carbana
KG4GKU