This Just In… May 19th, 2013
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♦ Annual Election Meeting: During the regular monthly meeting on May 28 we will be electing our new Board of Directors. Current nominees are: George Cusack for President, Charlie Lyon for Vice President, Emil Crawford for Secretary and Ralph Clark for Treasurer. We will accept additional nominations prior to the election. This is your club. You have a stake in how it is run and who runs it. We encourage all Club members to attend and participate.
♦ Upcoming Monthly Meeting Presentations:
– May 28 - Newly elected Board members will speak to us.
♦ The club will be closed Saturday May 25 for Memorial Day weekend.
VCARES will not meet on this date.
* The May issue of Dots~N~Dashes is now posted and can be read at this link: VCARA May 2013 Newsletter
Wednesday Night Net Control Op. Sched. May 18th, 2013
VCARA net starts at 8:00 pm (local time) on 146.700MHz, negative offset, 100Hz tone
All licensed amateurs are welcome to participate.
Note: this schedule may change depending on net control operator availability.
May 22 – Paul, N5PR
May 29 – Charlie, NM5CL
June 5 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
June 12 – Russ, KD5UJR
June 19 -Paul, N5PR
June 26 – Charlie, NM5CL
July 3 – Ralph, NM5RC
July 10 – Elvira, KD5UJQ
July 17 – Russ, KD5UJR
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Net Control Operators: if your plans change please contact Charlie, NM5CL@att.net to change this schedule.
Saturday at the Clubhouse – Schedule May 18th, 2013
The following is the schedule for the Saturdays (9:00 am to Noon) the clubhouse will be open and what Board of Directors member will be on hand to open the facility. Click here for explanation of Saturday events.
May 25 – Club closed for Memorial Day weekend.
June 1 – Cliff, KE0CP
Jun 8 – Chris, W5CSG (VE Test Session)
Jun 15 – Charlie, NM5CL
Jun 22 – Paul, N5PR (VCARES meeting)
Jun 29 – Ralph, NM5RC
Jul 1 – Cliff, KE0CP
VCARA ARES Group – Updates April 24th, 2013
ARES Group: Chris Gillespie, W5CSG, is the chair of the VCARA ARES Committee. He has also the Valencia County District Emergency Coordinator (VC-DEC). Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, is the VCARA-ARES Net Control Operator.
♦ ARES Net: The net meets every other Wednesday on the same day as the Coffee Klatch. The net is held on the VCARA repeater at 146.700 MHz negative offset, 100Hz tone, beginning at 7:30 pm local time with Charlie Lyon, NM5CL, as net control operator. All licensed operators are welcome to check into the net.
♦ Event Scheduled (recurring) 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00 am at Clubhouse: ARES meeting. Chris, our DEC, would like all ARES members to attend these meetings to receive training, participate in exercises, etc. If you are interested in ARES but not a member yet you are also invited to attend.
♦ Find FEMA courses required for ARES membership here: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp