The Prez’s Shack
It’s the end of the year and I should have queried a few other people to
get some data but, since I just now thought of it, I’ll have to wing it.
We have been honored to have to several people join our club this year.
A big welcome to each of you who are joined in 2017. Please join us for
the Monday evening net, stop by the meetings every third Wednesday
(except this month), check out the various activities going on around
DELARA and feel free to ask questions or share your experiences with
the rest of us.
Our first Field Day at the Red Cross was a success in my eyes despite a
few challenges. We can always improve and do better. It was a hit with
our Red Cross hosts and we had a good turnout of members and
visitors. There is lots to build on there.
The DELARES group was busy as usual with many events in and around
Delaware. One of the events got a write-up in the local newspaper and
let the good people of Delaware know that the DELARES group will keep
them safe when the Great Zombie Apocalypse occurs.
Two of our members received prestigious awards from the ARRL Great
Lakes division in November. Stan, N8BHL, and Bob, W8ERD, were
recognized for their many contributions over many years. These two,
along with everybody else in DELARA, prove that our greatest resource
is the people that we have. No matter where we meet or what stuff we
have, we always have our fantastic people.
The officers of 2017 will carry over to 2018. We thank you for helping
us build on this great group of people.
During our November meeting, treasurer Ken proposed a change in the
dues amount for members. See: this is why you should attend
meetings so that you can vote on these things and protect your money!
Anyway, Ken’s proposal was to DEcrease the dues by $5 so they are now
$20 per year. There was unaminous support for that proposal. Go
So that is a good segue to remind you to get your dues to Ken (W8SMK)
either in person or via the convenient PayPal option. Paid-up members
have access to our contest station at the Red Cross and help support
other activities within the club.
Reminder: there is no December meeting. Our next gathering is the
holiday gathering on January 6 at the Red Cross. Look for an
Here’s hoping that you have a great holiday and can enjoy the true
meaning of this time of year and enjoy the company of your family and
73, Joe, AA8TA