General membership meetings are normally held seven times a year on the third Monday of February, April, June, September, October and December at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road, near the corner of Eggert Road and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, NY (behind Advance Auto Parts) at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 for rag chewing and informal discussion, a brief business meeting begins at 7:00, with the program of the evening following. A few times each year the regular meetings are replaced by special activities. These include the Mobile Clinic each July at the Boston repeater site, February Auction and tours of local businesses or other locations of interest.
Upcoming General Membership Meetings and Club Events:
The annual BARRA Auction has been CANCELED for 2022 –– It is with regret that after a lot of consideration the board has decided to cancel this year’s BARRA Auction.
Several important factors influenced the decision, not the least of which is the over-the-top winter weather we have been experiencing of late. This has made driving and especially walking treacherous in places and we are mindful of our members’ and friends’ safety. Things could be wonderful in a week and a half — we have had some melting the last two days — or we could be looking at another foot+ of snow; it is WNY in February, after all!
The pandemic situation appears to be easing somewhat but we know there are a number of folks who are still rightly wary of venturing out into public gatherings. Notice would also be late but the ever-changing pandemic conditions rather dictated making a late decision. With the weather and the pandemic, attendance for an event is a huge question mark at best. Considering the amount of work that goes into organizing our annual auction for an unknown, and quite possibly low, turnout, along with everything else, canceling the auction seemed to be the best option.
Monday, April 18, 2022 — General membership meeting at the church.
Please note that Technical Committee meetings remain on pause.
BARRA’s Technical Committee is comprised of members who work with and on our repeater equipment and facilities in which our equipment is housed. The Tech Committee meets the first Thursday of every month (with the exception of holidays or school closures that fall on meeting days) in the conference room (just inside the main door) of the BOCES Potter Road Career and Technical Center, 705 Potter Road, West Seneca, NY on the corner of Slade, Potter and Orchard Park Roads. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and usually conclude with adjournment to a local restaurant for munchies. All BARRA members of all technical abilities are welcome to join the Technical Committee at any time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Summer meetings (July & August) of the Technical Committee are held at the Cole Road repeater site, not the school.
Post Office Box 507
North Tonawanda, NY 14120-0507