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DELARA News is published on the web as the monthly newsletter of the Delaware Amateur Radio Association in Delaware, Ohio. 
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delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 34  NUMBER 5

DELARA: ARRL Special Service Club

DELARA has been an ARRL Special Service Club for years. But what does that mean? The ARRL website has this definition: “A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.” In a sentence, this defines DELARA as an organization that sets the standard for how a club should be. Showing just how ‘special’ this is, ARRL Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, presented the plaque to DELARA at our last meeting. Scott told us there are over 90 ham radio clubs in Ohio, and of those only 12 carry the Special Service designation. This doesn’t mean we rest on our pile of plaques- it means we have a responsibility to carry out the expectations of being a Special Service Club!  One of the highest responsibilities is to spread the word about the greatest hobby in the world - and bring more people into our fold. Not that we don’t do that already, but it’s on all of us to be ready to talk up the hobby with our friends. The Special Service Club status is renewed every two years.


Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, presents the “Special Service Club” plaque to DELARA President Joe Papworth, K8MP
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