Private: PARA Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2023

The March 11, 2023 meeting of the Philipsburg Amateur Radio Association was called to order by president Darren Dixon at 12:05 pm in the second-floor meeting room of American Legion Post #437 in Philipsburg PA.

Audio Recording

Listen to the entire meeting

Members in Attendance: 10

  • Darren Dixon, President
  • John Horgas, Vice-President
  • Bob Snyder, Secretary
  • John Lee
  • Dick Thompson
  • Johna McCormick
  • Chad McKissick
  • Scott Rummings
  • Ryan Williams
  • Terry Round

Treasurer’s Report (Submitted by Jason Terosky, Treasurer)

Starting Balance$2210.71
– Membership fees$30.00
Current Balance$2240.71

Discrepancy Noted by Secretary While Preparing the Minutes

At the start of the meeting, president Darren Dixon stated that the current balance was $2022.43, but also expressed some uncertainty about whether that figure was correct. It appears that this figure was NOT correct. After depositing a $20 membership fee on March 14, 2023, three days after the March meeting, the secretary received a bank receipt indicating that the previous balance was $2240.71 and the new balance was $2260.71. This confirms the accuracy of the figures listed above.


A motion was made to authorize the EmComm coordinators (Bob, Darren, and Scott) to purchase radios, coax cable, and other equipment for the EmComm station using up to 100% of the $1000 grant received from Philipsburg Borough for that purpose. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Snyder, Secretary
Apr 4, 2023