There will be a HamFest 2014 meeting on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM at the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct. in Kalamazoo.
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Kalamazoo HamFest 2014?
Marshall HamFest is coming up on March 15!
The Radio Room will be open between 4 and 6 PM, staffed by several KARC volunteers for the Chamber Connect Event (See Post further down on the page!), occurring just before our meeting. Please come early and look around the Chapter house and take advantage of the events and displays throughout the building. We will attempt to meet in room L-4 (next to the Radio Room) but prepare to be flexible.
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Annual elections were held on Thursday, February 21st.
Welcome to our 2 new Board members, Gary Wightman — WA8MCD and Scott Lemmer — KD8RCI! Our former (and continuing!) Secretary, Bryan Staufer — KD8PXQ was re-elected to a second term. Our club Trustee, John Tucker — WB8ZVV, has graciously offered to continue in that role.
Officers within the Board were selected at the Board of Directors Meeting, held Tuesday, February 25th.
They are: New 2014 Club Officer Roster
|Vice President||Gary Wightman||WA8MCD|
|Member-At-Large||Jim “JeRB” Buchanan||K8WPI|
Officers may be contacted through their respective email links on the “Officers” page.
The Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a “Chamber Connect” event on March 4th from 4 – 6 PM (see flyer below!).
From the Chamber website (http://www.southwestmichiganfirst.com/):
“Connect events nurture relationships that grow business. These after-hours experiences will benefit a local charity and encourage business-to-business connections that will accelerate the growth of jobs and companies in Southwest Michigan.”
Events will include:
Citizen CPR Demonstrations
Light Appetizers and much more!!
We hope to have the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club/Kalamazoo Red Cross Radio Room open for the event, and several members on hand to operate/demonstrate/answer questions.
Please come out and learn about the American Red Cross, their mission, their community activities and have a chance to find out how YOU can help!!
If you don’t have time to volunteer, come out anyway! This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons, and maybe even share an experience that you or your family have had with American Red Cross help.
Hope to see you there..
Download (Microsoft-Word-Kalamazoo-Chamber-Connect.pdf, PDF, 58KB)
Testing for all classes of amateur radio license will be offered on Saturday, January 25th. Location is the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, 1500 Lamont, Kalamazoo, MI . Testing starts at 8:30 A.M.
Please park in the street and go through the parking lot at the LEFT side of the building to the door near the base of the radio tower.
For additional information, please contact John Tucker (WB8ZVV) via e-mail at wb8zvv [at] gmail [dot] com or phone (269) 324‑9085.
Walk-ins are welcome!!
Due to lack of attendance due to weather, the Annual Elections have been postponed and will be held at the February 20th General Membership meeting.
The KARC Annual meeting will be held this Thursday, January 16th at 7 PM. Meeting is held at the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross at 5640 Venture Ct. in Kalamazoo.
Elections will be held for 3 Board of Directors positions. There will be time allotted at the beginning of the meeting to entertain any additional nominations, as well as the opportunity to pay dues for the current year. Membership dues for 2014 were due by October 31, 2013. You must be a CURRENT member to vote!
Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Please feel free to arrive early and visit!
(The January 2014 Board of Directors meeting will be held the following Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 PM in the same location. Board agenda will consist primarily of electing officers from the new board members. Board meetings are open to anyone that would like to attend)