HamFest 2014 Meeting

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.

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.

C U There

KARC Officers for 2014

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
Pres­i­dentFred DevriesAC8ED
Vice Pres­i­dentGary Wight­manWA8MCD
Sec­re­taryBryan StauferKD8PXQ
Trea­surerJohn Math­iesonAC8JW
TrusteeJohn TuckerWB8ZVV
Member-At-Large/MembershipScott Lem­merKD8RCI
Member-At-LargeJim “JeRB” BuchananK8WPI

Offi­cers may be con­tacted through their respec­tive email links on the “Offi­cers” page.

Chamber Connect! at Kalamazoo Red Cross


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

Blood typ­ing

Door Prizes

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)

Amateur Radio License Testing

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!!

2014 Annual Meeting-Elections

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!

CU There!

(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)