Annual Meeting Western Tidewater Radio Association, Inc.
January 9, 2023
President Duffie McLamb-KM4KBL called the meeting to order at 7:09 P.M. January 9, 2023. A sign in sheet was initiated by President McLamb KM4KBL and each member was requested to introduce themselves along with their Federal Communications Commission issued amateur radio call. President Duffie McLamb-KM4KBL advised that the current secretary Peter Horman-KO4ERT had verbally resigned. G. Stewart Tyler-WA4JUO agreed to take the minutes. President McLamb then gave a report on the December 3, 2022 Club Christmas party which was held at the Smithfield Villas Clubhouse.
Richard B. Harrell, Treasurer-W4RBH explained why we do not have the 52 members as some are inactive and/or have an honorary member.
Stewart Tyler-Secretary 2021 explained that minutes were not kept at the January 2022 annual meeting due the lack of a quorum as required by the bylaws; thus, no official actions were taken. The officers for 2022 were chosen at the February 14, 2022 regular meeting.
Richard B. Harrell-Treasurer-W4RBH gave the annual treasurers report for year 2022. A motion to accept the report was made by Dean Madden-WB4GUH. The motion was seconded by Rob Wilson-KJ4HMZ. The motion was approve by a voice vote by all in attendance.
G. Stewart Tyler-WA4JUO made motion that the annual dues be increased to $100.00 per year for each licensees household. The motion died due to a lack of a second.
Glen Little-KA7HBH made a retrospective motion that the annual dues be increased as of January 1, 2023 to $25.00 per licensees household and be prorated for the second half of the year and that the $2.00 imitation fee be eliminated. The motion was seconded by G. Stewart Tyler-WA4JUO. Discussion ensued. Arthur Singleton-KM4EBT called for the question to cut off debate. The vote on the question passed and then the vote on the main motion was taken dues increase. The matter of the dues increase passed on a voice vote of those in attendance.
President Duffie McLamb-KM4KBL was questioned by Jeff Laferty-KE4HUD as to the date of the last review of the bylaws of the Western Tidewater Radio Association, Inc. It appeared it had been over five (5) year; thus, President McLamb appointed a bylaw study committee. Member Jeff Laferty- KE4HUD, Glen Little-KA7HBH, Don Curnutte-WB8SCC along with himself serving as the ex-officio (non-voting) member.
President Duffie McLamb-KM4KBL appointed Kurt Brunner-KN4SJC Chairman of the American Radio Relay Leagues 2023 Field Day June 24th and 25th of 2023.
Richard B. Harrell-Treasurer-W4RBH gave the annual report on the operation of the repeaters. Discussion ensued. No motions were made on the matter. The proposed Western Tidewater Radio Association, Inc proposed budget was presented by the treasures, Richard B. Harrell-W4RBH. Dean Madden WB4GUH made the motion the budget as presented be approved. Gen Little-KA4HBH seconded the motion. The Budget was approved by a voice vote by all in attendance.
Randy Grigg-Vice President-WB4KZI gave his initiative on his proposed programs for the ensuing year. This included ARES activities, programs, net control operators, and field day.
President Duffie McLamb KM4KBL ask for volunteers to run for the authorized officers of the club. President Duffie McLamb offered to serve as the President for the ensuing year, Randy Grigg- WB4KZI volunteered to serve as 1st Vice President for year 2023, Richard B. Harrell volunteered to serve as Treasurer for year 2023 and Kirk Brunner-KNSJC volunteered to serve as Secretary for year 2023. Richard B. Harrell-W4RBH advises the membership he had received permission to place the name of Don Lovett-WB4BYR for 2nd vice president. No other nominations were received. The members at large gave an affirmative vote of approval on the officer for the Western Tidewater Radio Association for year 2023.
Being no further business be for the annual meeting of the Western Tidewater Radio Association, Inc., President Duffie Mclamb-KM4KBL declared the meeting adjourned.
Minutes Recorded by G. Stewart Tyler-WA5JUO Acting Secretary