The Prez’s Shack
All right – who is playing tricks on me? The calendar says November,
but that can’t be right! It seems like it should only be March, April at the
latest. Wow, where did the time go?
We had a pretty good turn-out for our October meeting. The featured
speaker was George Reidel, N1EZZ, who described and showed pictures
of the devastation in the U.S. Virgin Islands caused by the recent
hurricanes. Hard to believe that something like that could happen.
On a brighter note, before George’s presentation, we honored two of
our members who won awards recently. The ARRL Great Lakes Division
does awards every two years. This year, five awards were made and
one of them went to Bob, W8ERD, for the Technical Achievement Award
and another went to Stan, N8BHL, for Amateur of the Year.
Before those honors were handed out, our club successfully renewed
our ARRL Special Services Club designation. What does all this mean?
It means we have a tremendous group of people in our club. Certainly,
Bob and Stan were singled out for well-deserved recognition, but we
have many people who contribute to making this a great club. It’s hard
to keep track of all that everybody does.
My thanks go out to Bob and Stan and everybody who contributes to
the success of this club in whatever way you do. The little things do
matter and they all add up. Please keep it up!
This month we have two big attractions: our annual business meeting
and our annual give-away night. The only real business is officer
elections; we have a secretary/treasurer, vice-president and president
to elect. Any current member of DELARA may hold one of these offices.
Please consider carefully who you like to see at the club’s leadership
The give-away, or boat anchor, night will be the same as we have done
in the past. Bring amateur radio related stuff that you don’t use or
need for somebody else to carry away. Maybe you’ll find a treasure to
replace what you brought. It is not necessary to bring something to
claim something. Watch the email reflector for more details.
Hope to see you at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at the
Delaware Red Cross, 380 Hills-Miller Rd.