Fall is Here!
- We have the MARC Picnic/”Ohio Parks on the Air” coming up. The event will be held at the Turkey Ridge Shelter at East Fork State Park, September 6, 2014 from 12 noon to 8pm EST. We will be having a picnic meal at 5 to 5:30pm. The club will be supplying meat and drinks, please bring a covered dish or desert to share. The OSPOTA contest runs from 12pm to 8pm. Set up will start for the contest at 8 to 9am. WS6K, Bill, is the coordinator. Come to picnic, play (or relax) at the park and/or operate the contest. We will have 3-4 stations set up to operate. We came in second last year by only a few contacts.
- Club officer elections are coming up in November. We need interested members to come forward to serve. President and Treasurer are definitely open for 2015. See any officer if you want to be nominated.
- Our Holiday party will be in early December. We are looking for suggestions on where to hold the party. Suggestions are School House, Golden Coral, Putters or Smoq (in Springdale)at the present time. None have universal approval. We normally have 25-30 attendees. We need suggestions and someone to head up the event. Please see Mike Kieffer.
We will have more details at our meeting on 9/11/14 at 7:30pm at the Faith Church on Price Rd.
The presentation for the meeting will be by Kitty Hevener, W8TDA New Assistant ARRL Section Manager for Ohio. The presentation will be on “All things ARRL and FCC”
Kitty was first licensed in WV in 1974 as WB8TDA. She credits High School peer pressure for bringing her into our ranks. She lives in Cincinnati, and is a member of the Queen City Emergency Net (QCEN) and life member of ARRL and Courage Handihams. While working at ARRL, (1984-86) Kitty authored QST’s “Washington Mailbox” column, contributed to the FCC Rule Book, and updated the ARRL Program for the Disabled resource compendium. She enjoys working public service events, operating CW, team teaching tech licensing classes, public speaking, reading, and participating in a variety of water activities.
73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President