Meeting Called to Order: Date: 10/19/04 Time: 7:08PM



Attendance:   Members:            23                  Guests:    0                 


Health and Welfare:   None


Old Business:  Bill, WOR presented information gathered by Jay, KQB about the options for TCDXA to apply for Tax Exempt status per section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code. Several members voiced opinions and asked question about tax exempt organization status vs. status as a foundation. Further discussions were shelved until the December meeting when Jay can elaborate on his findings, as he was unable to attend tonights meeting.


New Business:  Bill, WOR discussed the upcoming Dxpedition/contest venture by TCDXA club members to Bolivia for the CQWW CW contest. They will be operating as CP6CW during the contest. Bob, WBV talked about his long time aquaintance Ray Rising, and his assistance in making arrangements for our members to use the Club station in Santa Cruz. Ray has spent many years providing humanitarian aid to the Bolivian people, and TCDXA members voted to donate $250 to the club station for it's use and to help in the purchase of 2 meter HT's for their usage.


Mike, KBUD had tickets for the upcoming hamfest this weekend.


1st Place raffle prize went to KSQ, Chuck for the free dinner, and 2nd place went to NAT, Ron (cash). The raffle collected a total of $73 with $20 dollars going for the free dinner, $25 for the cash prize, and the remaining $28 of the raffle money going to the club treasury.


Presentation:  None - Saved video for an upcoming meeting.



Meeting Adjourned:      Date:     10/19/04       Time:        7:41pm      



TCDXA Secretary